Jack is 2 now and those sweet hooded towels for baby just weren't giving the big guy much coverage. Even the toddler ones seemed rather short. My friend Katie showed us how to make our own hooded towels using just a washcloth and a towel.
I'm sure you've heard that if you can sew a straight line, you can sew most things. Well my lines are rarely straight, but these towels are a great project for those of us just getting acquainted with a sewing machine!
*And as a side note, I would say if you are making these for kids ages 2-4 go with a washcloth hood. For ages 4+ I would use a hand towel [turned horizontal] to create a larger hood. Mia is 5 and this hood is a little small for her. I'll probably replace it with a hand towel hood this summer. Then again, my kids have ginormous melons.
Here we go!
Take your washcloth and fold it in half with the inside out, and with the large bands overlapping.
Stitch them together with a straight line just under the edge.
Sew these pieces together
And seriously...that's it. 5-10 minutes per towel and done! Flip that hood right side out and you are ready for bath time!
Now here's the other reason I decided to tackle this project. Our previous towel situation...
We had this great over-the-door towel hanger, but you couldn't close the door when it was in place. So we've been living it up ghetto style with the door rack hanging over a towel bar.
So I took down the old towel bar, patched the holes, and mounted a three hook wall mount in it's place.
A perfect spot for three sweet towels.
I mounted the hooks a little lower so that the kids could put up their own towels after a bath/shower, but still high enough to keep the towels off the ground.
They are pretty happy with them and so am I!
So...who's ready to bust out some hooded towels?! For anyone wondering, I grabbed all my towels and washcloths from Target. Where else! ;)