Were you a Sesame Street lover as a kid too? I remember watching it every day with my brothers and then having lunch as soon as it ended. I still have a very soft spot in my heart for Sesame Street and occasionally even get on You Tube to watch on segments.
Anyway, you know babies and toddlers love that cute furry red monster and the cookie eating crazy. Who wants to see an Elmo hooded towel and a Cookie Monster Hooded Towel?
I knew I had success when my toddler walked into my room, picked up the red towel and excitedly said “Elmo!”
It’s getting harder and harder to get him to sit and pose for a towel picture though.
Cookie Monster & Elmo Hooded Towel Tutorial:
- 1 bath towel in red or blue (for whoever you are making)
- 1/2 hand towel that coordinates
- Small amounts of black and white fabric, orange too if you are doing Elmo
- Small amounts of Heat “n” Bond
I do a hooded towel post each month so I am starting to feel like typing out these directions can be a little redundant. I am not going to teach you to make the basic hooded towel part of it. For that tutorial go here.
I am going to show you the basics of how to create Elmo and Cookie Monster’s faces.
First, cut your hand towel in half horizontally (so that it is fat, not long and skinny). Then fold the finished edge under about 3 or 4 inches and sew it in place:
Flip that over and work on the backside to do the face.
First, cut your eyes out of white and eyeballs out of black. For Elmo also cut an orange nose.
Cut your mouths out. I think mine maybe should have been a little wider but smaller. What do you think? I am letting you eyeball this part for yourself. Unless I get a mad dash of requests for pattern pieces…can you do this yourself or do we need the pieces?
Cut the Heat ‘n’ Bond to exactly the same sizes as your eyes, nose and mouth.
Iron the Heat ‘n’ Bond to the back of your pieces. Place them where you want them on your towel and iron them on:
Now you are going to use an applique stitch around each of those pieces to sew them in place:
Then lay it like this:
Sew a line across the top of that triangle and snip it off:
Now sew your hood to your towel using my basic hooded towel tutorial.
I’m thinking you could also do other Sesame Street characters like Oscar or Grover.
And don’t forget to check out ALL the fun hooded towels: