I have made lots of hooded towels over the years, but they are still my very favorite gift to give to a new baby. I made this sweet, Pink Teddy Bear Hooded Towel for a friend’s new baby and I think it turned out cute, which all hooded towels seem to turn out being. Especially, when they’re worn by a cute kiddo! It can’t get much cuter than that!
If you want to make a cute towel of your own, this is how to do it.
- 1 pink bath towel
- 1 pink hand towel
- scraps of white, blue, and some type of patterned fabric of your choice
- Thermoweb Heat’n Bond Lite Iron-on Adhesive-17″X45″ (affiliate link)
- pink and white thread
- sewing machine
- Teddy Bear Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces (I used the pattern from Crazy Little Projects for this one, just click on the link to get it)
The first thing you want to do is cut your pink hand towel in half. One half will be used for the hood part of the towel and the other half will be used for the ears and snout. Then cut out all of your pattern pieces. Before cutting out your eye pieces, nose, and inner ear pieces attach the fabric scraps to the Heat’n Bond (according to the package instructions), trace the pattern onto the paper side of the Heat’n Bond, and then cut. This will make it so all those pieces can adhere to the towel before you sew them on. Here are all of my pieces laid out on the hood piece of the hand towel.
On the half you want to use for the hood fold a few inches under and sew across to secure, as shown in the picture below.
Now put the ear pieces and the snout pieces together as shown and sew around the curved part of the ears and snout, leaving the straight edge open.
Then turn them right side out.
Now attach the inner ear and nose to the pieces according to the Heat’n Bond instructions.
Then using a tight zig zag stitch sew around the inner ear pieces.
Now place the snout on the towel in the middle a few inches from the bottom and sew across with a tight zig zag stitch.
Then attach the eyes (according to the directions on the Heat’n Bond) and zig zag around the nose and the eyes.
Now place your ears onto the towel where you think they look good and make a little slit in the towel. Slip the ears into the slits, flip the towel over and sew them onto the hood of the towel from the underside.
Flip the hood back over and you have this.
Now fold the hood in half like this, the raw side of the towel are together at the top. Sew along that raw side.
Then open up the towel and it should look like this.
Sew a straight line across the top and then cut off that top triangle.
The hood part is now finished! Now time to attach the hood to the main towel part. Line up the middle of the hood with the center of the towel with the right sides facing each other. Pin. Pin all around the hood, making a little fold a few inches from the edge of the hood, which you can see in the picture below. Then sew all around.
And you’re finished! A cute pink teddy bear hooded towel all ready for a cute little one to wear!
If you loved this Pink Teddy Bear Hooded Towel, check out my other hooded towel tutorials here:
- Ninja Turtle Hooded Towel
- Panda Hooded Towel
- Polar Bear Hooded Towel
- Fox Hooded Towel
- Yoda Hooded Towel
- Bear Hooded Towel