Bought a couple matching towel and hand towel sets to make hooded towels a looooong time ago and for some reason, put them into the pile of "things to make" and hadn't done anything with them in a while. Breath easy friends, they have now been transformed into this magnificence.
Here's the How To:
- Fold hand towel in half
- Cut a 2" strip from the folded side - this will be the center of the hood
- Cut a curved head shape (I used another hooded towel as my guide) on the free edge - these will be the sides of the hood
- Pin the center strip to one head side piece and sew right sides together
- Repeat for other side head piece
- Because I bought cheap towels, I rolled the outer edge (the edge by their face) over twice and sewed a new hem for the hood. This made the hood feel sturdier, er more sturdy? It made it feel and look better. The hood part is done!
- Add a superhero lightning bolt for extra awesomeness. I just free handed this shape and cut it from a dishtowel in my fabric stash. I pinned it to the center-ish of the large towel and zig zagged it on!
- Next, fold your hood in half and your large towel in half
- Match up the center bottom fold of the hood with the center top fold of the towel
- Pin the hood's wrong side to the right side of the towel.
- Sew the hood to the towel. I did a zig zag in the middle with a straight stitch along the bottom outside of the hood and then another on the top inside to secure the hood onto the towel really well. Naked superhero's are rough on their capes you know.
- Now it's time to turn that hooded towel into a superhero cape! Just add a button and loop next to the hood!
- I used a section of hemmed edge of the hand towel because it was already finished and I knew the hem would be sturdy. I cut about a 3" piece.
- Create a loop and pin to the wrong side (under side) of the large towel just outside (right or left) of the hood.
- Sew onto towel using a zig zag stitch for extra stability.
- Add a button to the same place on the large towel on the opposite side of the hood.
Buy decent towels. This one is using cheapy versions I picked up at the grocery store. I think it's going to be great for this summer around the pool, but I don't think these towels are made well enough to last more than one season. I made another using a better quality towel and I feel pretty sure it's going to hold up for quite a while.
Hope you enjoyed this week's project at It's Toile Good! We love having you all here with us and appreciate your readership and kind comments! Oh and if you need any superhero help today, I'd be happy to send over Hooded Hero Cape Towel Man to assist!
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