Over spring break I was at an indoor water park with my kids and a little girl walked by wearing a store bought Flamingo Hooded Towel. And in that moment I knew exactly what my next hooded towel tutorial would be. How could I resist a bright pink, goofy looking, cute flamingo?! So, here you go Flamingo lovers! The newest hooded towel:
Totally goofy but totally endearing right? Who has a little one that would love this?
So let’s make this cutie!
Flamingo Hooded Towel Pattern:
- Hot pink hooded towel (mine came from Target)
- Matching hand towel
- Small amounts of white and black fabric
- Small amounts of Heat n Bond or other iron on paper backed adhesive
- Tiny bit of cotton stuffing
- Flamingo Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces
As always, I am just going to teach you to make the actual head here. I have instructions on how to construct the full hooded towel here.
So, to make this head, go ahead and cut out all of your pieces from the pattern.
Cut your pink hand towel in half horizontally.
Fold the selvaged edge (not the one you just cut) under about 3 inches and sew it in place.
Take your piece of pink nose and place it so that it lines up right at the folded under edge of the towel. Sew an applique stitch (tight zigzag) all the way around the pink nose part, but leave the bottom open.
Iron the Heat n Bond to the back of your eyes. Place them where you want them just near the top of the nose and iron them in place.
Now sew around the eyes and eyeballs with an applique.
Take a tiny bit of stuff and stuff it into the nose.
Sew around the edges of the black nose, leaving the flat edge open. Turn right side out and press flat.
Place the black nose just on top of the bottom of the pink nose and applique it in place.
Now fold the face in half with the face on the inside and sew up the back, raw edge to form the hood.
Place your hood like this:
And cut off the top tip. This is where the little head feather thing will go. Sew the two pink pieces of the little feathers together leaving the flat part open and turn right side out. Tuck it into the cut you just made and sew that whole thing close.
WARNING-this will mean you are sewing through MANY layers of towel all at once. If your machine can’t handle many layers, you might want to skip this part OR create the head feather thing out of something other than towel-something thinner.
Now attach the head to the towel and you are all set!
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What size child are these towels for? I only see babies in the pictures. They are adorable. THanks
My kids have used them up to about 8 years old.
I’m in LOVE with all your hooded towel tutorials. They’re all so darn cute. You’ve got some amazing talent.
I love the flamingo! I am trying my hand today at creating the Zebra hooded towel I asked you about last week…so far it is looking good. Thanks for the tips you gave me.
I’ll let you know how it turns out or if it doesn’t. I made the ears larger than the ones I saw on your animals and a little pointed because when I looked at pictures of zebras, that was the way they looked to me. I’m hoping to do the mouth a bit differently also; I would like to have a mouth that will open to show his tongue.
Oh fun! I hope it turns out GREAT!
I have a zebra that my great granddaughter loves but it is not quite what I wanted. I can’t put my finger on what that is but maybe if I make another it won’t give me the same results. I I need a child to take the finished picture. Tonight I used a beauty shop type wig holder. I have a few little hand stitches I need to put in and then little Miss Skylar can take it home. She said it is a boy zebra but she hasn’t decided what she will name him. She will; she has a name for EVERY doll and stuffed animal she has and she has a lot.
Amber. I have finished the Zebra; her name is going to be Rosie Z, I took pictures and would like to send them to you; is there an e-mail address I can use to send to you. Just call me the proud mother of a Zebra ; proud because great granddaughter loves it and took it to Memphis to see her grandma. She left with it in her arms.
where can I find he pattern pieces for flamingo towel?
They are up now.
Where are the pattern pieces for the Flamingo hooded towel?
i would live to make it. Thank you.
They are on this post now. Sorry about that!
Cute!! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that features your tutorial:
Very very cute. Could you tell me where I can find the flamingo paytern pieces at. I can’t seem to find them.
Just fixed that. Sorry!
I am unable to print out the Flamingo Hooded Towel pattern pieces. All other links in the tutorial are functional. Any suggestions?
They are there now. 🙂
Jo Lloyd says
I may be having a blonde moment but I think you refer to cutting out all the pieces from the pattern. I can’t seem to find a link to the pattern. Please help, this is so cute I have to make one.
Sorry-I had forgotten to upload it. It’s there now.
Debi Bledsoe says
I love this flamingo and I have a granddaughtere that is absolutely in love with her “mingoes”! However, I was unable to download the pattern pieces. I have made your towels before with much success! Thanks for sharing!
They are there now. Sorry about that!
This is adorable! It would be a perfect little gift for my nieces!
Karen Chagnon says
Is there a pattern for the flamingo pieces?
Yes, it’s there now. 🙂
Karen Chagnon says