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How to make a hooded towel for kids

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I made this hooded towel for Christmas for my little girl. It is a really simple and quick project made from 1 bath towel and 1/2 of a hand towel.

Child’s Hooded Towel Instructions

Cut your hand towel in half

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Fold over the finished edge of the hand towel. I folded down just past the ribbing. You want to have about 10 1/2 inches in finished length. Stitch down the edge.

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I stitched a little ric -rac to the front.

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Fold hand towel in half right sides together, find the middle of the side and mark with a pin.

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Bring the folded edge into the middle. You may have to remove the pin while you adjust the towel.

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Stitch across the bottom edge making sure you catch all layers of the pleat. When finished stitching, zig zag or overcast your seam to prevent raveling. When you are finished the right side will look like this.

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Fold the bath towel in half, right sides together.

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Measure over 3-4 inches from the fold and 3-4 inches down from the top and stitch.

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Open bath towel flat and open and flatten the tuck. You can baste across the tuck if you want.

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The front of the bath towel will look like this when finished

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With right sides together, line up center of bath towel and center of hood.

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Pin hood to bath towel. You will stitch from the side edge of the hood across to the other side. Be sure to back stitch when starting and stopping to reinforce the seam. I stitched close to the edge along the inside of the towel’s finished edge. (I have not stitched in the following photo)

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The finished towel looks like this

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Now that it is finished I am wishing I had added another row of ric- rac or that I could find the darling pink towel with rainbow ribbing I originally purchased for this project!

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