Friends, we are excited to welcome Emily of Everyday Art to Bloom today. You are going to love this tutorial!
First of all, Jaime and I (Emily) from Everyday Art are so excited to share a project with you! A big thanks to Bloom for inviting us!
Start with a full size bath towel. Cut a square as large as you can and round the corners. I usually trace the edge of a bowl to make sure they're the same.
From the scraps, cut a hood shape by tracing one of your corners. Cut any ears, spots, noses, or anything else you'll need (depending on how you're decorating your towel) from towel and fabric scraps. If you're making ears I recomend using one layer of towel and one of cotton.
Attatch your face shapes using heat n' bond lite (iron-on adheasive) and sew around the edges.
To make the ears, put the right sides of your cotton and towel shapes together. Sew around all edges BUT the bottom. Turn right side out. Lay the ears on the hood and pin in place.
Align the hood with one corner of the towel (right sides together). The ears will be sandwiched between. Sew the hood to the towel by sewing along the top hood edge. (I usually sew over this a couple times to make it extra secure).
Turn right side out.
Sew the trim (extra-wide double-fold bias tape) around the towels raw edges.
Add any finishing touches- like these button eyes.
Fold it up and give it away- or keep it.
Here's a frog version. You can see the shape of the towel and how the trim goes around in this picture.
Sometimes I roll them up and tie with the extra bias tape.
Enjoy your new hooded towel!