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Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com We have a sweet new baby in our family and there’s no better way to celebrate than by making a darling hooded towel! Surprise Staci! Don’t tell baby Sawyer…I’m sending it soon! I put together this little Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial for anyone who wants to make one too!

A couple of weeks ago, my family and I went to see the new Kung Fu Panda movie and ever since, my kids have been on a panda and Kung Fu kick! 🙂 So, of course, we had to try out a panda hooded towel and I think it turned out super cute! Here’s how to make one:

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial

Supplies needed:

First of all, cut your white hand towel like the picture below. one piece will be for the hood of the towel and the other piece will be used for the snout of the panda.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comPrint out the pattern pieces and cut out all your pattern pieces from fabric…

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com…and from pieces of towel fabric. Attach the Heat’n Bond to the fabric pieces according to the package directions.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comThen grab your hood piece and fold it about 3 inches under.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com And then sew straight across. Set this piece aside.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com Put the two snout pieces together and sew around the bottom curved piece leaving the top straight edge open.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com And then turn right side out.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com Then put two of the ear pieces together, sew around the top, leaving the straight bottom open. Do the same with the other two ear pieces.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comThen turn the two ear pieces right side out.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comNext, put your nose piece on the snout piece. Iron (according the the Heat’n Bond’s directions) and then use a tight zig zag stitch to attach it down.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com Place it on your hood piece where you think it looks good…

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com And attach it using a tight zig zag stitch.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comNext attach your eyes and eye patches (according the the Heat’n Bond’s instructions).

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com And use a tight zig zag stitch to go around each piece. I had to switch my thread between black and white quite a few times.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comThen lay your ears on the towel and make two small slits where the ears should go.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com Insert the ears into the slits and sew them to the hood from the back side of the hood, as shown below.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comAnd here is the hood, almost finished.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comFold the hood in half, as shown, and sew straight across the unfinished top.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comThen open up the hood like this.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comSew a straight line across the top part. Making a little triangle.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comAnd cut that little triangle off.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.com Now all we have to do is attach the hood to the the towel. Line up the center of the hood with the center of the towel and pin. Pin all along the edge of the hood. About an inch from each end of the hood you can see where I added a little fold in the towel. This is to help the towel stay on the little one’s head a little bit better. Then just sew along the pinned edge.

Panda Hooded Towel Tutorial at DoingSplendid.comAnd its all finished! Oh, how I love hooded towels on kids! They are just so cute!

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Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by!

2 Comments

  1. March 1, 2016    

    My kids had towels like this when they were younger. They loved it! Perfect for wrapping them up after a bath or swimming. Thanks for sharing your tutorial on Merry Monday. Pinned.

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 2, 2016    

      Our kids love hooded towels as well and I agree they are great from wrapping up after a bath or swimming. Thanks for your comment and for visiting Doing Splendid! 🙂

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