What’s the Project? This cute reindeer hooded towel is a fun and festive towel for babies, toddlers, and kids during the holiday season. Makes a great sewing project for the holidays!
I am so excited to show you this newest hooded towel. It’s my hooded towel for the month of December and it’s got some Christmas flair. It’s a Reindeer hooded towel and I think it’s a super fun sewing project for the holidays!
It’s Rudolph. OK, he’s pretty cute, right? (And boy did my baby like eating a candy cane while I snapped pictures!)
Here’s how to make the little guy!
Reindeer Hooded Towel Pattern:
- 1 light brown towel
- 1 light brown hand towel
- 1 dark brown hand towel
- Small amounts of red, white and black fabric
- Small amount of Heat ‘n’ Bond
- Pattern Pieces
Cut your hand towel in half the fat way. Tuck the finished edge under about 4 inches and pin it in place. Stitch it in place and then flip it over so that it looks like this:
From the remaining half of the hand towel, cut out a snout. It just needs to be sort of a half circle. You’ll need 2 of these:
Now, with your red fabric cut out a nose (I used a towel just because I had one handy but you can use fabric.) Grab on of your snout pieces and put your red nose where you want it. If you are using fabric, add some Heat “n” Bond to the back and iron it in place where you want it. Then, applique around the nose:
Now, grab both of your snout pieces and put them right sides together and stitch around them leaving the top straight part open. Turn it right side out:
With your half hand towel from earlier, cut out eyes from your white and black fabric. They will need Heat “n” Bond on the back. Iron them in place where you want them:
Applique around the eyes-both the white and the black part. Then, using a tight but wide zig zag, sew your snout in place. (Sorry, I guess I forgot to take a picture of that step, but here’s what it looks like in the end):
Now, with your dark brown hand towel cut out 4 antlers. Put 2 pieces together and stitch around it. Do this twice and turn them right side out:
Decide where on your little reindeer head you want your antlers and cut a little slit in the towel. Pull your antler bottom through the slit and stitch it closed. I pulled a lot of the bottom of the antler through and then trimmed off the excess once it was sewn in place:
Now, fold your hand towel in half so that the face is inside and zig zag the raw edge to form the hood:
Now, to round out the head a little, fold your towel to look like this and stitch a straight line across the very top tip:
And then snip off the excess:
Now turn it right side out and you have a reindeer face!
To attach the head to the towel I am going to refer you to the Frog Towel post. There are instructions there for attaching the head.
Enjoy your cute little reindeer hooded towel!
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I was wondering what type of machine you use. Is it an embroidery machine or just a regular sewing machine. Not sure my machine can make those stitches.
I have a Janome. To make a hooded towel all you need is a straight stitch and a zigzag. Just set the machine to sew very close together for the zigzag to do the eyes and things.
Thank you for the cute idea.
I was unable to access the pattern pieces page and would love to make this adorable towel for Christmas. When I clicked on the pattern pieces it just went to a page of code.
It opens as a pdf so make sure you are on a device that accepts those
Karah @ thespacebetweenblog says
How stinkin’ cute is this!! Love it. thank you so much for linking up to our party!
These are so cute!!! What a great idea, your son is sooo adorable!
steph zerbe says
Eek, so cute! Look at all those different towels. I just might make them all.
I am so looking fwd to the Learn to Sew classes next month!
What an adorable tutorial! This would make a great Christmas gift.