Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Hooded Towel

As God is my witness, I will never do terry again. There are fuzzy bits of terry everywhere. Everywhere. But I did finish the hooded towel for Bryce. How many things would I do differently? Many, many things, but I'm not planning on doing another one of these any time soon. Had to bind this like a quilt so... a lot of hand sewing, but that wasn't a problem as I was watching disk 3 of All Creatures Great and Small.


  1. It's really cute, too bad it was so messy. I wonder if there is a way to tame the mess? Maybe serge or overcast first? Maybe not though, I bought some towels one time and thought I would make my own washcloths from them. I don't know what it was with those towels, but I don't think they ever stopped filling up my dryer with little terry cloth bits, until finally I gave them away.

  2. I've just discovered your blog and I love it!

    Greetings from France

  3. Candace - :) It was truly everywhere. Now, I'm worried about what may happen when it is washed.

    Christa- Thanks for stopping by!

  4. It's beautiful! I liked making those hooded towels for my grandchildren and as baby gifts. I didn't use terry cloth. Mine were layers of cotton knit and flannel. There are so many cute cotton flannels. It was easy to construct them pillow case style with a square of the flannel folded into a triangle incorporated into a corner seam to form the hood. I did round all the corners (used a kitchen plate template) for easier sewing. After turning, the edge was top-stitched. Lace trim was added for the girls. I made them oversize (nearly the flannel width square) and they were used up to the ages of 4 or 5.

  5. well you would never know by looking at it the finished results that it was a struggle. Love the details on the letter "B". And the bright cherry red of the terrycloth.

  6. Nellie - Rounding the corners would be the first and most important change I would make!

    I love the idea of making the towels from cotton knit and flannel and using pillow case style with top-stitched edge. I could be persuaded to do another one much sooner if I didn't have to use the terry cloth. Thanks for the idea!

    ACey - Thanks - I think it needed something to perk it up, but I think with Nellie's method, I could have more fun. I'm still finding little fuzzy bits after vacuuming. They cling to everything, and I have my little lint brush at the ready for getting it off fabrics.

  7. thanks for the words of caution!! some baby towels seem like they are made of something other than traditional terry an absorbent cloth but not so loopy .... wonder if that stuff is not as messy....

  8. p.s. love the detailing on the b!

    word verification is etcct....how funny is that for a p.s.!!

  9. Kimy- The towel Amelia gave me to make it with was one of those with a soft and a regular side of terry and was messier than the cheap terry I bought by the yard for another project. It was so thick and fine and fly away.

    :) I love it when word verification "makes sense" - !


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