If you are like us-and I suspect that many of you are-you love this little guy. He’s cute, he’s crazy, he makes you laugh and he likes warm hugs. And now you can turn him into a towel! (I’m my two year old’s favorite person right now for making this .) It’s my Olaf the Snowman Hooded Towel!
I kind of love how he turned out and I kind of love that my two year old is so excited by him.
Want to make him? You can do this!
Olaf the Snowman Hooded Towel Tutorial:
- White bath towel
- White hand towel (you will only use half)
- Small amounts of white, black, brown and orange fabric
- Small amount of paper backed fusible adhesive such as Heat n Bond
- Olaf Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces
If you are new here, let me tell you that I do a hooded towel each month. So rather than teaching you to make the towel part over and over, I will refer you to the basic hooded towel tutorial for that. For this, I will teach you to make Olaf’s face and then you can go from there.
Start out by cutting your hand towel in half horizontally and folding under the finished edge about 2 inches. (See hooded towel tutorial for pics of this.)
You will create the face on the underside of that hand towel-the part that is smooth with no folded under part.
Cut out your face pieces. You’ll cut two eyes from white, two eyeballs from black, two teeth pieces from white, an orange nose and brown eyebrows.
Cut the same pieces out of Heat n Bond except the teeth. You don’t need it for those.
Grab both pieces of your teeth and sew around the two sides and bottom. Turn them right side out and press them flat:
Set that aside. Now, iron the Heat n Bond to the back of your face pieces. Then place your piece where you want them on the towel and iron them on. I recommend doing the eyebrows pretty high above the eyes and angled upward a lot. Looks more Olaf like:
Applique (tight zigzag stitch) around all of the pieces. **You’ll use black thread for the eyeballs and brown for the eyebrows but be sure to use gray thread for the eyeballs.
Next, grab your teeth again and place them down near the bottom of the face and pin them where you want them. You will now use that applique stitch again with gray thread to create the mouth. I did this by starting at the center of the teeth and going outwards to create his smile. I recommend drawing it on lightly first with a pencil or washable marker so that you have a guide for where you are sewing. (Ignore the fact that the nose is already on in my pic. I just forgot to grab a picture of the mouth before I added the nose.)
Now add your nose the same way-pin it in place and applique it on. You’ll see that I used orange towel. I did that simply because that’s what I had on hand. Any orange fabric will do.
Now use your applique stitch again to add some hairs up near his eyebrows. I used brown thread for this:
Now follow the rest of the hooded towel tutorial to add your face to the towel and you’ve got one, cute, happy, Olaf the Snowman:
And be sure to check out all of the other hooded towels as well:
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