Wednesday, October 5, 2011

31 Days of Handmade Gifts: Day 5 {Hooded Bath Towel}

For other 31 Days posts, go here.  Is it me or is October going by fast!?!  The 5th day already?

If you have seen the hooded towels that they sell for babies then you know they are small and very thin.  If you're a parent then you probably stopped using them before your child turned one.  I recently had a friend ask me to make hooded towels for her two kids, and it was quite an easy project!  It took me about 1-2 hours to make 3 hooded towels.  Here are the towels I made (for 2 girls and boy).

In case you were wondering, the teal and yellow were for the girl and the green for the boy.  To make the hooded towels I started with a tutorial from Prudent Baby, but found that I liked the tutorial over at Simple Bliss better (it was a little easier to follow and the hood is bigger, so it should last a little longer as the child grows).

Cost: Less than $10.  I purchased towels (a bath towel and hand towel) on sale at Target so one finished towel cost me about $8 plus the strip of fabric I had on hand.  Towels might be cheaper at Wal Mart if that's more convenient for you.

Time Commitment: 30-50 minutes per towel, less as you make more and get better at sewing them.  I found the third towel turned out the best and was the easiest. 

This is a great baby shower gift, or even a 1st birthday or Christmas gift.  And it can be done by someone with any sewing skill level, even if you are just learning to sew.  It would be a great first project!

Hope you all have a great day!  See you tomorrow!

I'm also linking up with Christina @ Christina's Adventures for her 20 Below Thursday!


  1. I love making these towels for gifts!! I started making them for my kids because they quickly outgrew the little baby hoodie towels but I wanted to still be able to wrap them up! Love them!

  2. I love this so much! You've encouraged me to possibly make these for my friends with kids for Christmas.... :) Maybe I can make one for myself...? ;)

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! :)

  3. Stephanie, that's exactly why these are awesome! Those flimsy little towels don't last long!

    Christina, thanks for coming by! It would probably be the fastest gift to make!! Especially if you make several, you get better with each one. I kind of want one too! haha


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