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Hooded towels for the Beach

A couple years ago I made my kids some hooded towels.  However, they managed to grow about eight inches in a year so those quickly became too small.  This year I have made them brand new ones.  


First you need a towel the size you wish to have.  I purchased two inexpensive bath sheets from Ocean State Job Lot.  I purchased on orange sheet (Anthony) and one cream colored (Sephora).  

Then you need a smaller, hand towel or slightly larger sized towel.  Since you only use half of that towel for each hooded towel – I needed to purchase something that could be used with an orange base as well as a cream colored base.  I went with this colorful striped small towel (larger than a hand towel but smaller than a bath towel).  


Next you fold the hand towel in half and cut at the fold.


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Cut at the folded edge on the left.


Sew that raw cut edge directly in the center of the bath sheet (along one of the long edges – centering both the small towel and the bath sheet).  I used a zig zag stitch but I have made them before with a double row of straight stitches – either works and holds up just as well.
 

Then you sew the top of the smaller towel together to form a hood.  That edge was so thick I could not sew through it.  So I ended up cutting the binded edge off and just using a raw edge.  


The end result is an awesome (extremely large) hooded towel/bathsheet that will be helpful for the kids to have for their swimming lessons as well as at the beach.  And truth be told – I do like them so much I may just have to make myself.


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