You Disney lovers (you know who you are) are going to LOVE me today. And your little Disney lovers are going to LOVE you when you make them this. I’m thinking this is perfect for your trips to Disney. Take this with you and spot it poolside! It’s a Minnie Mouse (and Mickey Mouse-take your pick) hooded towel.
Mickey and Minnie Hooded Towel Tutorial:
1 Red Towel
1 Black hand towel
Red polkadot fabric or ribbon for Minnie Towel
In this post I am teaching you to make the head part of this towel. If you would like to see how I finish off my hooded towels and attach the hoods, see my basic hooded towel post.
To start off, cut your hand towel in half horizontally. Fold the selvage edge under about 3-4 inches and stitch it in place. (Sorry, forgot to take pictures of this, but here it is on another towel):
Now, flip that over and you will work on the underside, the side without the seam.
With the extra piece of hand towel cut out your ears. You will need 4 ear pieces. Just cut a large circle but make it slightly oval shaped so that you can sew it in place easier (see image below).
Grab 2 ear pieces and sew them together leaving an opening in the bottom.
Turn them right side out:
On your hand towel decide where you want the ears and cut small slits. Pull the ear through so that it looks like this on the underside:
Do that with both ears and snip off any excess on the bottom.
For Minnie-to make the bow either use red polkadot ribbon and tie it, or, use red polkadot fabric. Cut the fabric to be about 14 inches by 5 inches (it’s up to you how big or small you want the bow). Fold it so that right sides are together and stitch around it leaving a small opening to turn it.
Turn it right side out, press it and then sew the opening closed.
The pinch your bow like this:
And stitch it in the middle to hold it.
Hand stitch the bow to the towel where you want it.
Now, fold your hood part in half so that the ears are on the inside and zig zag up the back along the raw edges.
Then, fold it like this:
And sew a straight line across the top about 1-2 inches from the top and snip that off. (This rounds out the hood so it’s not so pointy.)
And you’re done! Just sew the hood to your towel and you’ve got yourself a little Mickey or Minnie Hooded Towel!
And hey, if you haven’t been around for the others, here’s a few more of my hooded towels. I do a new one each month.