Thursday, August 25, 2011

Sewing: Hooded Bath Towels

My great friend, and neighbor, JoAnn, gave my girls some darling embroidered bath towels earlier this summer. She got them from Land's End. So cute! Some had matching hand towels and I had been thinking I needed to make new hooded towels for my girls' bathtime so the project practically landed in my lap. The best part of finishing these was not the delight on my girls' faces, though that is always a big payoff, but rather the clear space in my sewing room where the pile of towels had been sitting!That was totally worth it!

I had a hooded bath towel Audrey received as a gift that I used as a guide for this. The hood has deep darts/pleats to create a more voluminous shape. I didn't do a tutorial for this but I Googled and found several online. Lots of different ways to make the hood from half a hand towel.

I aded some coordinating ribbon and jumbo rick rack I had on hand. Always great to find a purpose for those notions lying around.

I thought Audrey would want the towel with the ladybug, because red seems one of her colors, but she wanted the dragon fly. And Scarlett was more than pleased with the lady bug. Phew! That leaves Tess with the fuschia flowers. Towels all around! Now if only we had a logical place for towel hooks in the bathroom! I love hooks. So much more functional than bars, don't you think?


Tammy said...

Those are adorable! My daughter has one that my MIL gave her when she was a newborn. Since I hang it on a hook, there really is no need to have more than one.

I have two Command hooks on the back of our bathroom door, one of which holds my daughter's towel.

Dagmar said...

Oh my are truly amazing..your wonderful ideas and how you make them so easy to understand..of course having such sweet daughters really helps to make the pictures so adorable..I will be making one for my little granddaughter Claire...

Clare Wassermann said...

What a great idea

Danielle said...

Oh I have some towels purchased that I have been meaning to do this with for months! Yours are cute! Thanks for the inspiration.



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