What’s the Project? This cute duck hooded towel is a cute towel for babies, toddler, and kids! Sew it for a baby gift, for Easter or just for fun.
promised you 4 hooded towels in the month of March and you’re going to get it. We started the month with our Lion (since March comes in like a lion), then we had a bunny for Easter. Today I’ve got another one for Easter. We need a duck hooded towel.
This is actually the first hooded towel I ever made years and years ago. But I admit, it’s not my favorite so I haven’t done a tutorial on it yet. But my 1 year old is obsessed with ducks, so I don’t know what kept me from doing it! He’s thrilled that he gets to have this towel.
Let’s make this!
Duck Hooded Towel Tutorial:
- 1 yellow bath towel
- 1 yellow hand towel
- 1 orange hand towel
- Small amounts of white and black fabric
- Heat N Bond or other paper backed iron on adhesive
- Duck Hooded Towel Pattern
As always, for the basic hooded towel instructions refer to my hooded towel post. Here I will teach you to make the face.
Start out by cutting your yellow hand towel in half horizontally. Fold the selvage edge under about 3 inches and stitch in place:
Flip your towel over and work on the other side now. Cut out your eyes from fabric and heat n bond. Iron them in place where you want them and then applique around the eyes:
Now cut out your beak from your orange towel-2 pieces. Using a tight applique stitch make two little duck nostrils on one piece. You’ll probably need to go over them a couple of times:
Then put right sides of the beak together and sew them around all sides except the flat part. Turn it right side out and then zig zag it in place below the eyes:
Now you just need to fold the towel in half so that the right sides are together. Zig zag up the raw edges on the back (more on that in the hooded towel post) . If you would like to round out the head like I did have a look at the frog towel tutorial. (Sorry-totally forgot to take pictures of that for this one!)
To attach the head to the towel you can find instructions at the hooded towel post.
My little guy was pretty excited about this duck hooded towel. In this picture he’s actually reaching out of the towel and pointing to it and saying “duck.” Pretty fun! And great for Easter!
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Rachel Bittman says
I have to ask – where did you find the orange towel? I have looked everywhere, and I can’t find anything that’s a bright orange. They’re all coral or burnt orange.
Target has them I believe? Unless that’s changed but that’s where I have always gotten them before.
I have a question. My daughter said they love the towels, but wished the hood was bigger. They are older now and the hood doesn’t come all the way to their shoulders. How do I do this?
Is it ok to use felt for the small amts of fabric for the eyes?
Yes, but it can get sort of pilly when you wash it.
Susan campbell says
How big do I make the eyes and the beak?
Just added a pattern. Sorry it wasn’t there before!
This is so cute! I want to make one for my Grandson for Easter. Do you have a link to the pattern pieces please? Thank you!!
Just added them.
This is so cute! Do you use pattern pieces from one of your other critters for the eyes and especially the bill? I’m trying to get the right size???
Just updated it with a new pattern.
What a great idea for Bath Time.