Aug 29, 2011

Tutorial: Infant Hooded Bath Towel

I love hooded towels for wrapping my little guy in after his bath.  I don't however love the thin flimsy hooded towels you find at the store.  So I made this hooded towel during nap time with a soft fluffy towel I found on sale and some fabric scraps I had laying around.

Skill Level:  Intermediate 

1 bath towel, mine was 30" on its shortest side but any size will work
4 yards of double fold bias tape
sewing machine

Gather your supplies.  I found my towel at Target and got this contrasting red polka dot fabric at Jo Ann.  I wasn't to sure about the red and blue at first but I love it on the finished towel!

Start by cutting off the finished edges of the towel so you are left with just a big piece of terry cloth.  

Cut the towel to make a square.  I did this by folding one corner down until it lines up with the opposite side like you used to do to make one of those paper fortune tellers...

Set the square aside and using the piece you cut off the bottom you will cut out the hood.  

Measure 10" down from one corner and make a mark on both sides.  Cut straight across between the marks to make a triangle.

Round the corners on both the square and the top corner of the triangle (where the 10" sides meet).  I used a soup bowl to get a nice even curve.

Sew bias tape to the bottom edge of the triangle.

Lay your hood on top of the square and line up the round edge of the square and the round edge of your hood. 

Pin around the edges and then stitch along the edge with a basting stitch.  Do not stitch along the side with the trim.  This will keep your hood in the right spot while you sew the trim around the whole towel.

Next, sew bias tape all the way around the outside edge of the towel to finish the raw edge. 

Your towel is ready to wrap your little one up in! 


  1. I used a different tutorial for a hooded towel for my toddler, and the hood is HUGE! The other tutorial also didn't have the bias trim, and I LOVE how yours looks! I think I will be pinning this for next time. I love the red and blue contrast! Very cute!

  2. I would love to make this but the pictures don't open. Any ideas ?

  3. Not sure if my first comment went through...I love your towel. Want to make one but wondered if you simple iron trim in half...put raw edges of folded trim to raw edge of hood/ it to raw edges and then turn folded edge of trim to back side of hood/towel. I would really appreciate response asap...need to make it this weekend. Thanks so much. So glad your pattern is a square towel.

    1. Yep! Or you can also just sandwich the raw edge with double fold bias tape.

  4. Pretty amazing work on the author's part and This blog is a five star work.

  5. Your tutorials are interesting. If you are looking for the modern bath towels at the reasonable price then get the wide collection of towels from the leibona.

  6. I think this is an informative post and it is very useful and knowledgeable. therefore, I would like to thank you for the efforts you have made in writing this article. Baby Formula milk

  7. To guarantee you are purchasing kids towels that are liberated from any sort of poisons, you will need to purchase natural cotton which is autonomously tried in the US to ensure that it is liberated from composts and pesticides. w3onlineshopping

  8. I have bookmarked your blog, the articles are way better than other similar blogs.. thanks for a great blog! Bath towel Supplier in USA

  9. I wish more authors of this type of content would take the time you did to research and write so well. I am very impressed with your vision and insight. hooded towels

  10. They needn't bother with likewise to in extent the shower territory since default estimations have just been made. shower filter head

  11. When we talk about the ply of the toilet tissue we are talking about how many layers the toilet paper contains. bath towels

  12. Thank you so much for the information that you have shared here with all of us. You have made it easier for us...


  13. This is my first time i visit here. I discovered such a large number of fascinating stuff in your online journal particularly its dialog. From the huge amounts of remarks on your articles, I figure I am by all account not the only one having all the satisfaction here! keep doing awesome

  14. With extravagance steam rooms and hydrotherapy showers, it's hard to envision how bathrooms could get any more modern.

  15. A shoe bath is a customary single finished bath however with a the head end of the bath higher than the foot end. Inflatable Hot Tubs

  16. The stereotype that they are dangerous for children is not true as you can choose a design suitable for kids. kids bunk bed with slide

  17. Prior to having kids, I never worried about sitting at a table. I had a kitchen table, but it never housed a meal. Gold Coast interior designers information

  18. It was wondering if I could use this write-up on my other website, I will link it back to your website though.Great Thanks. Baby essentials

  19. I really fell happy to read this post thanks for sharing this very good post.
    Kanye West Lucky Me I See Ghosts

  20. amazing great content thanks for helping us keep up the good work juice wrld merch

  21. Harry Styles Official Merch Store For real Harry Styles fans. Get Amazing Harry Styles Hoodies, SweatShrits, Tshirts and more. UPTO 50% OFF

  22. The mattress you find most comfortable may not be the most comfortable for your partner. If that's the case you'll want to find a mattress you can both agree is suitable, even if it's not your first choice. truck mattress

  23. royal toto juga merupakan anak cabang dari bandar togel online kingdomgrup



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
I love reading all of your comments! Please make sure your blogger profile is linked to your email, so I can respond to your questions via email, otherwise I won't be able to email you back!

Please feel free to email me(

Thank you so much for reading! I If you like what you have seen here make sure become a follower of my blog so you can catch all my updates!!