Fox Hooded Towel Tutorial

Fox Hooded TowelThis little Fox Hooded Towel is so cute! I think this towel looks like a perfectly, sneaky fox that any kid would love to wear after a bath. I think hooded towels are fabulous for kids like mine that hate to get out of the bathtub. Getting to wear a cute towel is a great incentive! 🙂

I’ve made many different types of hooded towels before, but this is the first time that I made my own design and drew my own pattern pieces, so I’m excited about this!

Are you ready to make your own?! Here is what you need to get started on the fox hooded towel tutorial!


Materials Needed:

  • 1 orange bath towel
  • 1 orange hand towel
  • 1 white hand towel
  • small pieces of white and black fabric
  • small pieces of Heat n Bond and iron
  • sewing machine
  • thread to match (orange, white, and black)
  • Fox Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces (download the pieces and then make sure the “Actual Size” button is clicked, so the pieces will print correctly)

2 The first thing we are going to to is to get our pattern pieces ready. So, print out the pattern pieces and cut them out. Then cut a piece of white fabric and a piece of black fabric that will fit the pattern pieces on them. The white piece of fabric should have two eyes and two inner ears. The black piece of fabric should have two eye balls and one nose. Attach Heat n Bond to the fabric using the directions that came with it. It usually involves just ironing the sticky side of the Heat n Bond to the wrong side of your fabric.

3When that is finished, trace your pattern pieces (eyes, inner ears, nose, and 2 eyeballs) to the paper side of the Heat n Bond (which is now attached to your fabric).

5Then cut them out. The above photo shows what you have so far.

6Next, cut your orange hand towel in half width wise. Choose one of them that you will use for the hood of the towel and we will use the other for rest of the pattern pieces.

7Cut out 4 ear pieces and two snout pieces.

8Now we are going to start working on the hood part. Take the half of the orange hand towel you are using for the hood and cut off about 4 1/2 inches. We won’t be using the small piece for the towel, but set aside the big piece for a step coming up.

9 Now, do the same with the white hand towel.

10Lay the cut white piece on top of the big orange piece (the one you just cut 4 1/2 inches off of) with the raw sides lined up.

11Sew along the raw edge.

12And now this is what your towel should look like.

13Now fold the white piece under 2 1/2 inches (This should cover up the raw edge that you just sewed) and sew along that edge.

14Now the towel looks like this.

15 Next we’ll work on the snout part. Lay your two pieces wrong side together. and then sew around the bottom part of the snout, leaving the top, straight edge open.

16Snip off the point of the snout (being careful not to snip through what you just stitched). Turn it right side out and it looks like this.

17 Now grab your nose piece that you cut out earlier. Peel off the paper backing, lay it on your snout piece and then iron it, so the Heat n Bond will make it stick.

18Now, we’ll sew around the nose with a really tight zig zag stitch or a satin stitch in black thread.

19Now decide where you want the snout to be on the hood part of your towel and zig zag or satin stitch the top of the snout to the towel.

20Then peel off the paper backing of your eye and eyeball pattern pieces and lay them on the towel where you want them and iron them down to make them stick.

21 Then, go around both of the eyeballs with a tight zig zag or satin stitch with black thread.

22And then do the same with both eyes with white thread.

24Next up, the ears. Peel off the paper backing of the inner ear pieces and iron them down onto the outer ear pieces.

25Zig zag or satin stitch around the inner ear pieces with white thread.

26Then place the two pieces with the white inner ear on top of the ear pieces without the white inner ear, right sides together.

27Sew around the tops of the ears and leave the bottom straight edge open. Snip off the top point of the ears (be careful not to snip through your stitch). Turn right side out and they should look like the picture above.

29 Decide where you want your ears to be on your hood part.

30And cut two slits (where you want the ears to go) slightly smaller than the width of the ear. Insert the ears into the slits. You’ll have to fold them slightly to fit. This just makes the ear look a little more realistic.

31Now working on the back of the hood, zig zag or satin stitch the ears to the hood. Make sure you catch all parts of the towel and the ears so there are no holes. Sometimes I have to stitch over it a couple of times to make sure it is attached securely.

32Then turn the towel over. Doesn’t he look cute so far?!

33Now fold your hood in half like the picture above and sew along dashed line like the bottom picture shows.

33 34The open up your towel so it looks like this and sew along where the dashed line shows.

34 35Then trim the point off the top.  This makes the hood part look less pointed when it is all finished.

36 While you are working on the back of the hood, you can also trim off any parts of the ears that seem to be sticking through the towel too far.

37Now turn the hood of the towel right side out. Find the center of the hood and line it up with the center of the big bath towel and pin into place.

38Continue pinning the hood to the towel. Make a little pleat in the bath towel about 5 inches from the edge of the hood, like this.

39 And here is another picture of the little pleat. Do this to both sides.

40Here is the hood all pinned to the bath towel. Now sew along that pinned edge and you are all finished!

Fox Hooded TowelIsn’t this towel the cutest thing you ever saw?!

Hooded towel for kidsI just love this sneaky little fox!

Hooded towelMake one for your kids, nieces, nephews, grand kids, neighbors…they will love them!

Hooded towel foxHave a fabulous day!

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  1. March 25, 2015    

    I love this it is so cute!! Stopping by from the liinkup. I have a serious obsession with fox stuff 🙂

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 25, 2015    

      I’m so glad you love it! I thought he was pretty cute myself! 🙂

  2. March 25, 2015    

    KaCee! This is just SPLENDID! My daughter loves just looking at the pictures of it. Too cute! Thanks for sharing this tutorial with the world. I can tell you put a lot of love into the project.

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 25, 2015    

      Thanks for the nice comment Angela! I really appreciate it!

  3. March 25, 2015    

    So Cute!! I have made hooded towels before, but none this cute! I will be pinning for later! I am visiting from Showcase Your Talents today.

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 25, 2015    

      I’m glad you like the towel Pamela! We think it’s pretty cute too!

  4. March 26, 2015    

    This is darling! I love it!

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 26, 2015    

      I’m so glad that you like it! Thank you so much for stopping by Laura!

  5. ValEventGal ValEventGal
    March 27, 2015    

    Wow that is so so cute!

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 27, 2015    

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it!

  6. March 27, 2015    

    This is adorable! Thank you so much for sharing at Waiting on…Wednesday @ While I’m Waiting! Hope to see you back next week!

  7. March 27, 2015    

    Um, this is adorable! Thanks for the creative inspiration!

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 6, 2015    

      Thanks Kelly! I’m glad that you like it!

  8. March 27, 2015    

    I love this towel. I love making cute hooded towels for my kids. I need to do some more before they get too big for hooded towels! I found you from Diana Rambles Pin me link party!

  9. March 28, 2015    

    This is so cute! How does it hold up in the wash?

    • KaCee KaCee
      March 30, 2015    

      All of the hooded towels that I have made were given as gifts, so I never had a chance to wash them! Other towels that I have done an applique on were fine, so I’m guessing it would be fine in the wash. Now I think I’ll have to make a hooded towel to keep, so I can answer your question better!

  10. March 28, 2015    

    This is too adorable!!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

  11. April 1, 2015    

    I can’t get over how adorable this is!
    Thanks for linking up at The Pretty Pintastic Party! We’re featuring this post at our party this weekend, and we hope you’ll stop by, grab a button, and link up some more amazing posts!

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 3, 2015    

      Thanks Jamie! I’m so excited that it will be featured!

  12. April 2, 2015    

    This is absolutely adorable!! So glad you linked up with us on Idea Box link party. Hope you join us again next week!!

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 3, 2015    

      I’m so glad you like it!

  13. April 3, 2015    

    I so love what you did here! How I wish I have my own sewing machine so I can try this! Thanks for linking up to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Party. I have pinned your post to the Bloggers Brags Pinterest Board.

  14. April 5, 2015    

    Hi Visiting from Inspire Me Monday Linky Party. Thank you for joining us on Monday. I’m Janice, one of your hostesses.

  15. April 14, 2015    

    This is adorable! And you make it look so easy. I’m going to have to try this. It would be a perfect gift.

    Thanks for linking up on Share the Wealth Sunday!

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 15, 2015    

      Thanks for all the nice comments Hannah! You are so nice for coming over to our blog!

  16. April 27, 2015    

    This looks so cool! We have one elephant hooded towel, but my second son needs one. I might just have to make one of these for him. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

    • KaCee KaCee
      April 27, 2015    

      Thanks Ellen! I’ll bet an elephant hooded towel is super cute! Maybe I’ll have to try to make one of those too!

  17. January 5, 2016    

    Super cute!

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