When my husband was a little boy he loved the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Scott, his brother, and all the neighbor kids would jump on the trampoline pretending to be the Ninja Turtles. It is quite a fond memory, so of course his love for the Ninja Turtles has rubbed off on our sons. I decided to make this Ninja Turtle Hooded Towel for my nine-year-old son for Christmas and he absolutely loves it!
Compared to the construction of other hooded towels, this one is pretty simple. There have been other Ninja Turtle Hooded Towel tutorials, like this one from Crazy Little Projects, but this is my take on it and I think it turned out pretty cute. So let’s get things started…COWABUNGA!
First of all, gather all your materials. For this hooded towel you will need:
- 1 green bath towel
- 1 green hand towel
- 1 red (or whatever color of Ninja Turtle you want to make) hand towel
- scraps of white and black fabric
- Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive-17″X45″ (affiliate link)
- white, black and red thread
- sewing machine
- Ninja Turtle Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces
Then cut your hand towel in two, like shown.
On one of the hand towels, fold it under a couple of inches and sew straight across.
Then take the red hand towel and cut off the edging like so.
Then place your pattern piece in the center of the towel so that the top of the eyes to the bottom of the towel is about 2 1/2 inches.
And then cut like shown below, using the whole width of the hand towel.
Now attach the scraps of white and black fabric to the Heat’n Bond, according to the package directions, and cut out the eye and eye ball pieces.
Next attach the mask piece using a tight zig zag stitch all around.
Attach the eyes by ironing first…
and then sewing around each with a tight zig zag stitch.
Then fold the hood part (that you’ve been working on) in half and sew up the back side of the towel that you see on the left below (the side with raw edges).
Open up your towel as shown.
Sew straight across the top as shown (a couple inches from the point).
And then cut off the point.
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.
Now its all finished! And here it is on my little guy. This was not the child that the towel was given to for Christmas, but this son loved it too.
I can’t get over how cute this one is! The towel is cute and all, but this kid is the cutest!
Even though he didn’t get to keep the towel for himself, he sure was a cute little model! What will I do when he goes to school and I don’t have someone to wear the towels for pictures in the day?
Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
If you love this towel, be sure to check out my other hooded towels as well.