Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hooded beach towel

Who doesn't like hooded towels? I know as a mom I love them. And if you are a busy mom like me, then this is perfect for you... These are so easy to make! And fast!!

1 - beach (or bath towel)
1 - hand towel
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First take your hand towel and cut it in half. I like to fold it and use a pin to mark the middle on each side, mark it and cut it. Set one half aside for another project.
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Fold the half of the hand towel in half. making sure the raw edge you just cut is along the top. And pin it together. About 2 1/2" from the top, on the side with the fold, mare a curve. Then cut it.
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Next sew that raw edge shut. If you have a serger, I suggest using it. If you are like me and you don't then I would do a straight stitch first. Then go back over that stitch with a zig zag.
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Flip it right side out and you've got your hood.
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Fold your beach towel in half and mark the middle with a pin.
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Fold the hood in half and mark the middle with a pin.
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Lay the hood on top of the beach towel, lining up the pins, and pin the hood to the towel.
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Using a zig zag stitch, sew the hood to the towel. (Since the hand towel and beach towel had finished edges there is no need to reinforce the stitching)
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Voila! You made your very own hooded towel!
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