What’s the Project? These superhero hooded towels are going to be a favorite of your kids! Follow this easy pattern to make a Superman towel, Batman, or Captain America. They work great for babies to older kids.
Meet the superheroes around my house! You know with 4 little boys (ok, maybe all of them are not so little anymore) around my house you know we love our superheroes.
So when I made these 3 superhero hooded towels my boys got pretty excited! I had planned to give these away because we have plenty of hooded towels around our house, but these boys commandeered them instantly and I don’t think I can pry them away.
Here are 3 fun superhero hooded towels-think Batman, Superman and Captain America!
So much fun! And really, I did a Batman towel, a Captain America towel and a Superman towel, but you can do any hero you want! This will just give you some ideas and then you can run with it!
Superhero Hooded Towel Tutorials:
- Black towel
- Black hand towel
- Small amounts of yellow and black fabric
- Iron on heat transfer paper like Heat n Bond
To make the basic hooded towel I will refer you to this hooded towel pattern. I am just going to teach you here how to make it Batman.
First, run a quick google search for the batman logo. (I am not going to give it to you here because of copyright.) Print off the bat.
Cut the bat from black fabric and cut a slightly larger oval from yellow. Using those pieces as patterns, cut matching pieces from the Heat n Bond. Iron that onto the back of each piece and peel off the paper.
Iron the oval to the towel where you want it and then add the bat on top of that.
Now, I usually do a zigzag stitch when I sew pieces/logos onto my hooded towels, but with these intricate details, I just did a basic straight stitch. Just know that the edges will fray without a zigzag stitch, so you need to stitch as close to the edge of your design as possible to keep the fraying down.
Sew around both the oval and the bat.
Now, for the bat I added little bat ears at the top. To do this, cut 4 small triangles from your hand towel (the extra half).
Sew each triangle around the two sides but leave the bottom open. Turn right side out.
In your already sewn hood (again, refer to the hooded towel tutorial to see how to make this), cut two small slits in the top where you want the little ears. Slide it down in there and then sew the opening closed catching the ear pieces in it too:
On the outside it should look like this:
- Blue hooded towel
- Half of a blue hand towel
- Small amounts of red, white and blue fabric
- Paper backed heat transfer adhesive like Heat n Bond
- Captain America Hooded Towel Pattern
Again, use the basic hooded towel tutorial to make the towel part of this. Then, this one is pretty simple to make.
Cut the pieces from the pattern. The center star is white, the middle circle blue, then red circle, white circle and then do one last red that is slightly larger than the white one. (I can’t easily fit that on a page.)
Follow the same instructions as the batman towel to sew the logo on. Iron the pieces in place and then stitch very close to the edge:
- Red hooded towel
- Half of a red hand towel
- Small amount of yellow fabric
- Paper backed heat transfer adhesive like Heat n Bond
Again, for this one just run a google search for the logo. Cut it from yellow fabric (I did this by pinning the yellow fabric on top of the printed logo and then using the pattern that way.
Iron it in place and sew it on in the same way described in the above two patterns.
I hope you have fun with these!
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Oneta Tolle says
I am unable to locate the mouth pattern for Elmo. Thank you.
I found another site that used a product called Oly-fun for the emblems. You can cut it with a cricuit. Have you ever used or heard of this product?
I haven’t heard of it?
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I am looking forward to making 10ish of these as party favors for my son’s super hero/batman/Star Wars birthday party! thanks for the idea 🙂
Jaime Cerabona says
Can I buy them from you?
Sorry, I don’t do any selling. Just blogging. 🙂
Adorable! I make these type of towels as well. For Captain America i put the shield on front of towel and an A on the hood. I also applique names on the towels. Thank you for sharing your ideas and patterns 🙂
thank you for sharing your great ideas and tips.
Chris Severson says
Love these! Last Christmas, my 5 and 2 year old grandsons received the Angry Bird ones and they are the only towels they want at bath time! I know what they will be receiving this Christmas! having two daughters, I so appreciate your boy suggestions! Thank you!
Dori J says
All of your towels are adorable but these superhero towels are calling to me and the little boys on my holiday gift list. 🙂 But I’m wondering, would you recommend using fleece for the superhero logos since the fleece won’t fray? Thanks so much for always taking the time to post your darling designs.
Yes, you could! The only thing is that it my pill over time.
I love the superhero idea…so much so that I have made hooded towels with the Superman logo on the back but used the boy’s first initial instead of an “s”
I used to make capes like that all the time! In fact, I have that tutorial on this site. It would make a cute towel too!