Sunday, June 27, 2010

Another Great Gift Idea

Here's another great gift idea! Yesterday I made a hooded towel using an easy and quick tutorial found HERE and HERE at Obsessively Stitching. All you need is a bath or beach towel and a hand towel. The hand towel is cut in half, so one hand towel is enough to make two hooded towel gifts. If you want to be a little more fancy you can add trim like the John Deere fabric shown in the second link.

Now is a perfect time to make this project for gift giving, either for the pool/tub/beach for warm weather use, or for a Christmas gift that can be used by a child after a bath in colder weather. Beach towels work great and have kid type themes. These are available everywhere right now and will be marked down on clearance within the next couple of weeks. You know as soon as July 4th passes, all the summer things start being put on sale and clearance to make way for back to school things. So I plan to watch out for clearance priced beach towels.

My model was more interested in playing with his cars and trucks!

The hood used in this tutorial is made from half a hand towel which fits the child much better than putting a small triangle on the corner of the towel.

I can think of several children who would love one of these.


Lyn said...

Where's Dylan, that little cutie? That's a great idea, Debbie. You are coming up with some neat ideas that don't seem to take a lot of time. I need to take the leap and learn to sew a bit! This Fall would be a great time to do that if I can.

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie, Great job, and that model is so adorable, love the colors. I am so busy canning and trying to finish the porch, that I am having to put everything else on the back burner. Thanks for sharing.

Rhonda said...

hooded towels are great for children and they love them.
I made hooded towels for my 2 boys when they were little but had outgrown the baby hooded towels. I let them go to Walmart with to pick out their towels and they both choose solid brown. They looked like little ewoks wrapped up in them. They used those towels until they were about 10 or 11 I think.
Hooded towels can be frugal too, we hung them up on hooks in the bathroom to dry and only washed them weekly so they really saved on the laundry.

Anonymous said...

I appreciate the hooded towel blog and the link to the tutorial.

Best of all, however,is the 'Magical Woodland Garden' on the side panel. I love the pics you get of Dylan in the yard.


Pen Pen said...

Adorable.... and what a cute model!

Granny J said...

Love that idea and the tutorial. I need to make two gifts and like that hood better than the towels with the triangle in the corner.

happeningswithLana said...

I think I will do these for my 2 nieces, nephew and a great niece for Christmas!

Care said...

Hi Debbie!

Fantastic! I love the Cars theme -- what little boy wouldn't love it?! :o)

Thanks for linking to my tutorial!


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