Today is the day!!! My kids get out of school today (and early too so I have time to party with them)! I am so excited. We’ll spend lots of time at the pool this summer and it can be tricky getting in and out of the pool area with 4 little kids and all of our gear. One of the trickiest things is getting my toddler to follow me happily because he’s usually throwing a fit because his towel won’t stay around him. Today I’ve got that problem solved. This year he’ll be rocking this hooded beach cover up:
You can make it with the face or without-whichever you prefer. AND you can make it with any face you want. I just chose to do a shark, but all of my hooded towel options will also work here.
Hooded Beach Towel Cover Up Tutorial:
- 1 yard terry cloth (this is for a toddler size-if you want to size it up get a little more)
- Small amounts of white fabric and black fabric
- Small amount of paper backed fusible adhesive like Heat n Bond
- For the shark-small amount of white terry (hand towel will work)
**You can make this swim cover up with anything on the hood (or nothing). Any of the hooded towel patterns will work for this, so take your pick!
Fold under each edge all the way around about 1 inch and hem it):
Trim off any excess fabric on your seam.
Now, fold your piece in half first horizontally, so the two short sides meet, then vertically, so it is in fourths. Cut a neck hole from the center fold out so that the edge of the neck hole is about 3.5-4 inches from the center fold.
Now you need to make your head. To do this, cut a piece of your leftover terry that is 9 inches wide by about 20 inches long. Hem one of the long sides under about 1 inch.
Now, follow the instructions from the hooded towel post to make the face. Here is the shark one.
Follow the full instructions for the hood part of the towel.
Then, once it is ready, attach it to your cover up piece by pinning it to the hole you cut, starting at the back center and working your way out on either side:
Then fold under the front part of the hole that didn’t get the hood attached to it. Fold it under about 1 inch and sew it.
And you’re done! Have fun at the beach!
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