They’re heeeere! They’re creepy and they’re cooky. I don’t know if I would call them spooky. But they’re pretty cute. It’s February’s hooded towel. Today I give you…a monster hooded towel tutorial! Not just one monster though. Today we’ve got 2:
By popular request, a girl version:
And here they are all buddied up:
Really, when I sat down at the sewing machine to make these I didn’t even know where I was going with them. I just sort of started putting pieces together and seeing what looked good until I had these two guys created.
The idea here is that you can do anything YOU want for yours. I have shown you some options: 1 big eye or two googly eyes, 1 horn or 2, add hair, add a bow, a whole row of sharp teeth, a few crooked and crazy, a nose or not. It’s all up to you. I’m going to show you how I did various parts, but then you can create whatever you want from there.
Oh and 1 thing to mention. I have too many hooded towels in my house so I am selling these guys. $25 a piece plus $5 shipping for each. Email me if you want them. First come, first serve. Amberaprice at gmail dot com.
Monster Hooded Towel Tutorial:
Bath Towel in any color
Matching Hand Towel (it will be cut in half)
White and black fabric for the eyes
Heat ‘n’ Bond
Optional accessories: other colors of fabric, towels, felt, fur, ribbon, whatever you want to use for your monster.
I have a full tutorial on how to make a hooded towel here so I am not going to break down all the steps of making the actual towel part, I will just show you the monster things here. Go to that tutorial for the towel making details.
Once you have cut your hand towel in half (see hooded towel tutorial), I recommend starting with the eyes. Cut out your eyes however you want them. Cut out pieces of Heat ‘n’ Bond in the same sizes and attach them to the back of your fabric with your iron, then iron your eyes in place. Applique around the eyes to hold them in place:
Now, to add my horns here is what I did. Cut out your fabric in the shape of a horn (any shape you want is fine). Cut 2 matching pieces per horn. (I used fuzzy fabric because I have a lot on hand.) Then you will sew your two pieces together leaving the bottom open so that you can turn them right side out.
Turn it right side out (and stuff it with stuffing or something if you want).
Now, decide where you want your horns on your towel:
And cut a small slit in that spot:
Slide your horn down into it and on the underside, sew it closed (and snip off the excess horn):
I did the same thing for the hair. My hair is made of felt. I just cut a slit, stuck it down in there and then sewed it shut on the underside:
To do the teeth I just cut out my shapes from felt. For the sharp ones I did a long string of them, for the rectangle ones I cut them separate. Either way works. Then pin them in place and sew a line across them to hold them in place.
To add the bow you can either hand stitch it in place or use your machine.
Then I like to round off the top of the towel. To do this I sew a triangle tip:
Then snip it off:
To attach your hood to your towel go to the hooded towel tutorial here.
And you’ve got something pretty great!