How to Make a Hooded Towel for Kids

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How to Make Hooded Towels

I received some hooded towels as a gift when my oldest was born. I fell in love with them and now they are all I use. When it was time to get some new ones, I realized it is much cheaper to just make my own.


  • 1 bath towel
  • 1 hand towel (matching)
  • scissors
  • pins
  • thread and sewing machine

Step 1: Cut the hand towel in half, long ways

Step 2: Put a pin on the edge, in the middle of the hand towel and body towel length wise and line them up. Pin the rest together.

Step 3: Sew the two together

Step 4: Fold the hand towel in half to form the hood and stitch the top together

Nifty Tip:

Since you only use half of the hand towel, I bought 2 bath towels to easily make 2 hooded towels. Target and Wal-Mart frequently have towels on clearance. I got these for $3.00 each.


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5 comments on How to Make a Hooded Towel for Kids

  • Kimberley

    Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog. I’m now following you too :) This is a cool idea. You’re right, those hooded towels can be expensive. This is also a cute idea to do for a slightly older toddler who wouldn’t fit in the tiny ones they sell.

    Thanks again for following me,


  • Our Family World

    I love the hooded towels. I used them with my 2 kids and they are very useful.
    I always offer them as gifts too . Thank you for sharing this technique with us.

  • Mommy's Lessons

    I found your blog through the Monday Mingle and love your blog. I am also looking for new craft ideas to do with or for my kids. My girls love hooded towels and it is difficult to find bigger than infant size – I will try this out!

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