Minion Hooded Towel

Did you think I forgot about September’s hooded towel? I didn’t. He’s here and he’s fun. It’s a Minion Hooded Towel (I’m such a sucker for those little guys!)  Minion Hooded Towel Tutorial by Crazy Little Projects

Don’t you love him? (Or her?)

Minion Hooded Towel Tutorial:

Supplies Needed:

  • A paper backed iron on fusing
  • 1 bath towel (either yellow or blue)
  • 1 yellow hand towel (you’ll only use half)
  • Small amounts of white and black fabric
  • White, black, gray and yellow thread


Cut your hand towel in half horizontally. Then fold under about 3 inches and sew that in place:


Now flip that towel over and we are going to create the face on the back.

Cut out your pieces from the pattern for the face. Then, cut the same pieces from your fusing.

Now, heat up your iron (it doesn’t have to be too hot). Iron the fusing to the backs of your face pieces.

To do this, take your piece of fabric and your piece of matching fusing:


and place the fusing on the back of your fabric with the textured side down. Then iron the smooth side of the fusing for just a few seconds:


now it should have adhered to the back of the fabric:


And now you can peel the paper backing off:   Peelback

Now position your pieces where you want them on your towel:Eyes

And iron them in place. This is just to hold them in place. We are going to applique them, but the fusing makes this work so much better. Now when you applique everything will stay where you want it when you sew and your end result will be so much better. Ironon

Once everything is sewn where you want it, sew a satin stitch along the outer edges of each piece in coordinating thread:


On this minion towel though we are going to do gray thread around the eye to look like the minion’s goggle.

Once all of those pieces are appliqued in place you will want to sew a satin stitch for the mouth: (I usually go over this a couple of times)


And maybe some hair strands too: (draw these on the towel first if you need help with where to sew)


Now, to finish this Minion hooded towel off, see the basic hooded towel post on my blog for the remaining instructions.

And you’ve got a little Minion. Really, you can go crazy with this and do it with any combination for the face-one eye or two, smiling, frowning, goofy, whatever. Every little Minion is different.

And be sure to check out all of my hooded towel posts (I do a new one monthly):

Animal Hooded Towels for Baby

And the Minion Goodie Jars:

Minion Party Favors by Crazy Little Projects

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  1. Debbie Ann says

    I love it! I can’t wait to make one! So far I’ve made 14 of the hooded towels. They are so cute, that I just can’t stop making them. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful designs with everyone. And thank you for the inspiration and motivation that I needed to get me sewing again!

  2. melissa says

    This is my first hooded towel I’m attempting to make. Excited to get it done but I don’t see where there is a pattern for the face. ?? I’m sure I could figure it out on my own but I’d rather not mess up my first one :)
    Thanks for sharing all of these awesome projects!!!

      • melissa says

        Ok, no worries, I ended up doing my own and it turned out great. I just thought since it said there was a pattern that maybe I should follow it since it was my first hooded towel. Turns out it was super simple!
        Thanks! :)

  3. Barbara says

    I am sorry to bother you but I don’t see the pattern pieces for the minion face? Am I overlooking it? I appreciate your help.

  4. says

    I absolutely LOVE this project! I just shared it on my FB page- thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza- your site is darling! If you ever want to post on Somewhat Simple, we’d love to have you!!!

  5. Christine says

    I’m new to sewing, do I have to have a special embroidery machine to do that stitching? Do you have a tutorial on that somewhere?

  6. Daisy says

    Do you have an Etsy shop? This is exactly what I’ve been looking for but honestly don’t have the time to learn how to do it – would totally pay big bucks for this!

  7. Jennifer says

    I saw you mentioned a couple of times in the comments that you didn’t do a pattern, but you were going to. I just wondered if there was one now since it says to cut out the pieces from the pattern. Am I missing it?

    • says

      I wasn’t planning to do a pattern for the face because each minion is so different and you can do anything you want! All you need is some circles and rectangles.

  8. Lisa George says

    I didn’t see the pattern to click on. Did I miss something, or are they easy enough patterns that I need t make my own?

    Thank you!

  9. Linda Georgia says

    I made one of these using Heat and Bond as the adhesive but it gummed up my needle when using the satin stich so I used puff paint instead. It turned out cute, but like the satin stitch much better. Great pattern. Thanks for sharing!!

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