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« on: November 02, 2007 02:10:03 PM »

I'm not really sure if this is the place to ask about this. If not, please feel free to delete it.

Anyway, I want to make a hooded robe towel. I've seen them in magazines and they look extra comfy. You can buy them in an assortment of animals and plain colors. I was just looking for a basic tutorial of how to make one.

I'll try to upload a picture pretty soon. For now, if you want to see what I'm talking about search "hooded towel" on any search engine.

Thanks for any help.

*Edited to add photos.* Not the best but you get the general idea.

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« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2007 05:40:38 PM »

That last one, at least, looks like a plain towel folded in half and sewn across the center for the length of the top of the hood (or about 5" for a child).  Does that make sense?

I also babysat a little girl who had one of these that looked like a towel with the center cut out (fold the towel in quarters, and cut in a 1/4 circle...I've never gotten a formula to work out for me, properly, I always just eyeball it, starting too small and working til it fits.)  And then a smaller square of towel folded in half and sewn up the back, then attached around the circular part, classic hood style.  She wore this like a poncho, and loved it.  I'm sure you could also attach the same sort of hood from the center of a straight towel, and achieve the same general effect as the ones in the other pictures.

Hope that helps!

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« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2007 06:02:49 PM »

I had a bunch of different kinds of "wearable" towels when I was a kid. My mom made us ponchos to wear after swimming lessons by cutting a hole in the center of a towel and hemming it, like Aislynn described above. I also had one where the hood was just a triangle sewn onto one of the corners of the towel. I think that works best for babies or young kids.

I've seen some online that look like a regular hood (like on a sweatshirt) sewn onto the middle of one of the long sides of a towel. You could check out a tutorial for a hoodie and make a terry hood to attach to a store bought towel.

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