My friend should have finally received her bath set gift in the mail, so I can now publish my Hooded Bath Towel and Washcloth Tutorial --- She follows my blog and I didn't want to spoil the surprise on such a cute gift!
To make the washcloths, you'll need terry cloth (or Minky Dot Fabric) and a decorative flannel fabric.
1. Cut one piece of each fabric into an 11 inch square.
2. Stack the fabrics with right-sides together and pin.
4. Turn the washcloth inside out.
5. You will have the right-sides of each fabric facing out and an opening.
6. Pin it closed and sew the perimeter of the square.
I used 1/4 inch seam allowances throughout the project.
7. Tada! The finished product front and back.
Now, on to the hooded towels! They are just as easy with a few extra steps.
1. Cut a 30 inch square from the flannel and the terry cloth.
2. Additionally, cut a large Isosceles-Right triangle from each fabric that will be the hood. (Can you tell I'm a math teacher?)
My triangle had two 10 inch sides and one side that was about 14.5 inches long.
3. Put the triangles together with right-sides of the fabrics touching.
5. Turn the triangle so that the right-sides are facing up and sew across the longest side. This holds the fabric down and makes a more finished look in the end.
10. Sew the perimeter of the towel, leaving a 4 inch opening.
11. Turn the towel inside out.
Voila~ A hooded towel! Here's Owen modeling his new towel.
I hope Baby Girl McGlade loves her towels too! She should be making her debut any day now :O)