happy to share a tutorial with you today while Allison snuggles her
little Sadie! In honor of Sadie’s birth I thought it would be fun to do a
baby themed, girly girl post, so today I am giving you…a Princess
Hooded Towel Tutorial!
I do a monthly hooded towel on my blog-everything from frogs and monkeys to pink bunnies and sharks, but I think this is the first one I’ve done that’s not an animal. I’ve had a lot of readers request a princess towel though, so I finally went for it.
Princess Hooded Towel Tutorial:
- Bath towel in your choice of color (I just get full sized bath towels from any store)
- Half of a hand towel in same color
- 1 yellow hand towel or yellow terry cloth
- Small amounts of fabric for the “jewels” on the crown in your choice of color
- Small amounts of paper backed heat activated such as Heat n Bond
- Princess Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces
I have instructions to construct the actual hooded towel part on my blog, today I am going to show you how to make the crown and attach it to the hood. Please refer to my hooded towel post for help with the rest.
As I explain in my full hooded towel post, I start by cutting the hand towel in half horizontally, so that I have a short and fat piece to work with. I think fold the front under about 3 inches and sew it in place.
Now, cut out 2 yellow pieces for the crown using the pattern pieces provided (note that I am giving you patter pieces that are slightly smaller than what I used in the images here. I felt like the crown was a little too big.
Sew the crown all the way around but leave one side open to turn it:
Pin it in place on either side and then sew a straight line on either end of the crown. On the end of the crown that is still open, fold the edge under BEFORE you sew and this will close the opening AND sew the crown in place.
See more hooded towels (as well as lots of other crazy little projects) over at my blog: