What’s the Project? This Minion hooded towel pattern for kids is so cute you’ll want one for yourself! Following this easy sewing tutorial to sew a cute little minion towel that works great for babies, toddlers, and older kids as well!
I’ve made a lot of hooded towels for kids over the years, but this one might be my absolute favorite. I’m a huge sucker for Minions! Are you? They are just so cute!
Well, now you can make a little minion in towel form! It’s a Minion Hooded Towel and it’s so cute!
Don’t you love him? (Or her?) So fun! Do you have little ones that would love this too?
Minion Hooded Towel Pattern:
- A paper backed iron on fusing
- 1 bath towel (either yellow or blue)
- 1 yellow hand towel (you’ll only use half)
- Small amounts of white and black fabric
- White, black, gray and yellow thread
Minion Hooded Towel Sewing Instructions:
Cut your hand towel in half horizontally. Then fold under about 3 inches and sew that in place:
Now flip that towel over and we are going to create the face on the back.
Cut out your pieces from the pattern for the face. Then, cut the same pieces from your fusing.
Now, heat up your iron (it doesn’t have to be too hot). Iron the fusing to the backs of your face pieces.
To do this, take your piece of fabric and your piece of matching fusing:
and place the fusing on the back of your fabric with the textured side down. Then iron the smooth side of the fusing for just a few seconds:
now it should have adhered to the back of the fabric:
And now you can peel the paper backing off:
Now position your pieces where you want them on your towel:
And iron them in place. This is just to hold them in place. We are going to applique them, but the fusing makes this work so much better. Now when you applique everything will stay where you want it when you sew and your end result will be so much better.
Once everything is sewn where you want it, sew a satin stitch along the outer edges of each piece in coordinating thread:
On this minion towel though we are going to do gray thread around the eye to look like the minion’s goggle.
Once all of those pieces are appliqued in place you will want to sew a satin stitch for the mouth: (I usually go over this a couple of times)
And maybe some hair strands too: (draw these on the towel first if you need help with where to sew)
Now, to finish this Minion hooded towel off, see the basic hooded towel post on my blog for the remaining instructions.
And you’ve got a little Minion hooded towel. Really, you can go crazy with this and do it with any combination for the face-one eye or two, smiling, frowning, goofy, whatever. Every little Minion is different.
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So cute! What kind of fabric did you use for the black and white pieces?
Just regular cotton.
Is it possible for me to have permission to make two of these to sell at my church bazaar this Saturday?
Ollie Miller says
I couldn’t locate the actual pattern pieces for the following hooded towels: owl, dragon, and minion. Can you help, please? I have grand- and great-grandchildren clamoring for these so-cute towels for their coming summer beach use. Thank you for sharing your creativity so freely.
Working on getting that fixed.
What are the circle and rectangle sizes for the minion towel? All of your towels are so cute! Thank you
Those are for the eyes and the goggles.
Linda Georgia says
I made one of these using Heat and Bond as the adhesive but it gummed up my needle when using the satin stich so I used puff paint instead. It turned out cute, but like the satin stitch much better. Great pattern. Thanks for sharing!!
Lisa George says
I didn’t see the pattern to click on. Did I miss something, or are they easy enough patterns that I need t make my own?
With the minions I thought making your own was better since every minion is different.
I saw you mentioned a couple of times in the comments that you didn’t do a pattern, but you were going to. I just wondered if there was one now since it says to cut out the pieces from the pattern. Am I missing it?
I wasn’t planning to do a pattern for the face because each minion is so different and you can do anything you want! All you need is some circles and rectangles.
Do you have an Etsy shop? This is exactly what I’ve been looking for but honestly don’t have the time to learn how to do it – would totally pay big bucks for this!
Chris @ Nautical Mile Hooded Towels says
That’s a very cute hooded towel design, and great instructions!
Julia @ FaveCrafts says
What a cute project! I love it so much that I decided to feature it in our roundup of DIY designs with hoods! Check it out here: http://www.favecraftsblog.com/diy-hoods/
Have a great day!
Amber–such a cute towel! Thanks for linking up last month to Life Inspired! I featured your Minion Hooded Towel!
….and one more question….where can I find the link to the pattern pieces? Thanks so much!!
I didn’t do any for this towel thinking people could do it on their own since it’s just a couple of circles and rectangles. But I keep getting requests so maybe I better.
Thank you on both counts!!!
So cute! Do you pre-wash your towels prior to appliquing?
I don’t bother and have never had a problem.
I’m new to sewing, do I have to have a special embroidery machine to do that stitching? Do you have a tutorial on that somewhere?
I’ve actually got a whole Learn to Sew series here: http://crazylittleprojects.com/2012/11/learn-to-sew-with-crazy-little-projects.html
Lesson #7 is How to Applique and will teach you how to do that. 🙂
I absolutely LOVE this project! I just shared it on my FB page- thanks for linking up to Link Party Palooza- your site is darling! If you ever want to post on Somewhat Simple, we’d love to have you!!!
Thanks SO much for posting that! I do a month hooded towel and would be happy to guest post one for you sometime if you want. 🙂
I am sorry to bother you but I don’t see the pattern pieces for the minion face? Am I overlooking it? I appreciate your help.
I didn’t do one for this towel but people keep asking so I will.
Hello, I am so glad that you teach how to make these. Thank you VERY much!!!
Sarah @ Bombshell Bling says
Oh man, Cal FREAKED when he saw this!!! There is nothing that makes a 4 year old boy giggle harder than a minnion getting hurt in a goofy way! 😉
This is my first hooded towel I’m attempting to make. Excited to get it done but I don’t see where there is a pattern for the face. ?? I’m sure I could figure it out on my own but I’d rather not mess up my first one 🙂
Thanks for sharing all of these awesome projects!!!
I didn’t make a pattern fir this one but i will. People have been asking.
Ok, no worries, I ended up doing my own and it turned out great. I just thought since it said there was a pattern that maybe I should follow it since it was my first hooded towel. Turns out it was super simple!
Debbie Ann says
I love it! I can’t wait to make one! So far I’ve made 14 of the hooded towels. They are so cute, that I just can’t stop making them. Thank you for sharing all of the wonderful designs with everyone. And thank you for the inspiration and motivation that I needed to get me sewing again!
Love hearing this!!
This is definitely on my to-do list! You are so creative and I love that you so willingly share these.
Yay! This is awesome! I can’t wait to try this one out 🙂 So far I’ve made a lady bug and penguin
Katie @ Made to be a Momma says
This is adorable!! Love those minions!