Do you just hate those wimpy baby towels once your baby has reached, oh, 2 weeks old? You know, the ones that are paper thin? They have a hood, which is great, but babies just grow out of them way too quickly.
I have been meaning to make one of these for the past 12 months (my little buddy just had a birthday). Ooops. Oh well. He has one now. And really, these dimensions are big enough to use for bigger kids too. I want it to last a while.
- 1 bath towel
- 1 hand towel (not wash cloth)
- thread, scissors, sewing machine, etc.
Then make sure these 2 pieces are right sides together and sew around the curved side with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Then zig-zag right next to it, to secure this seam in place. Trim off the excess material.
Onto the little bear ears.
Then sew into place onto the towel.
Just stitch that opening closed using the whip stitch from this tutorial.
Then, lay the main section of your towel down, with the pleat face up. Lay the bottom of the hood against the main section of the towel, with right sides together. Make sure the center of the pleat is lined up with the center seam of the hood.
Now go and bathe your baby and cuddle him/her in their new snuggly bear towel. Okay, maybe it looks like cat ears too. (To keep it more rounded……….hand-stitch the back of the ear all bunched together instead of in a straight line.) Whatever you want it to be……..just name it.