It’s that time again…and the last one of 2013 (gonna give you something different in December). It’s the monthly hooded towel tutorial. And this time, for the first time ever, it’s not an animal. I’ve had a lot of requests for this, it’s a Princess Hooded Towel Tutorial!
Now first you should know that I have no little girls, just 4 little boys around these parts. And yes, that’s my youngest modeling the hooded towel. He was ever so happy to do that. Give him a few years and he won’t want to have a thing to do with princesses!
I do a monthly hooded towel on my blog-everything from frogs and monkeys to pink bunnies and sharks, but I think this is the first one I’ve done that’s not an animal. I’ve had a lot of readers request a princess towel though, so I finally went for it.
Princess Hooded Towel Tutorial:
- Bath towel in your choice of color (I just get full sized bath towels from any store)
- Half of a hand towel in same color
- 1 yellow hand towel or yellow terry cloth
- Small amounts of fabric for the “jewels” on the crown in your choice of color
- Small amounts of paper backed heat activated such as Heat n Bond
- Princess Hooded Towel Pattern Pieces
I have instructions to construct the actual hooded towel part on my blog, today I am going to show you how to make the crown and attach it to the hood. Please refer to my hooded towel post for help with the rest.
As I explain in my full hooded towel post, I start by cutting the hand towel in half horizontally, so that I have a short and fat piece to work with. I think fold the front under about 3 inches and sew it in place.
Now, cut out 2 yellow pieces for the crown using the pattern pieces provided (note that I am giving you patter pieces that are slightly smaller than what I used in the images here. I felt like the crown was a little too big.
Sew the crown all the way around but leave one side open to turn it:
Turn it right side out.
Cut out your little jewel pieces from the fabric AND from the paper backed adhesive. Iron them in place on your crown and then applique around them:
Now, take your half of the hand towel and zigzag it down the back edge to form the hood:
Now take your crown and pin it so that each edge is on the hood but the crown part goes around the forehead. To do this I actually put the hood on my head and went and looked in the mirror to get the placement right. It will just be attached at the two sides. Remember of course that your head will be a little bigger than your princess. Ideally you can use your princess’s head to figure out the sizing, but if not, use your own.
Pin it in place on either side and then sew a straight line on either end of the crown. On the end of the crown that is still open, fold the edge under BEFORE you sew and this will close the opening AND sew the crown in place.
Then just sew your hood to your towel and you’re all set!
See more hooded towels: