Bath + Beauty

Published on July 29th, 2013 | by Julie Finn


How-to: Organic Terrycloth Hooded Towel with Applique

organic terrycloth hooded towel with applique (2 of 2)

There’s nothing like hopping out of the pool and into a comfy, soft, bounteous towel.

But big beach towels are hard for little kids to manage, and that bleached, dyed terrycloth can be scratchy and harsh on damp, delicate skin.

It’s an organic terrycloth hooded towel to the rescue!

This hooded towel isn’t for babies–if you start with your own organic terrycloth fabric (like this organic natural terrycloth given to me by Organic Cotton Plus), you can sew this hooded towel with proportions perfect for big kids. Organic terrycloth won’t add any extra chemicals to your kiddo’s tender skin, and it’s softer than those cheap-o novelty beach towels.

And just in case there’s any doubt who that awesome hooded towel belongs to, there’s plenty of room on the back for a monogram, done superhero-style in the case of my superhero-loving kiddo, who’s decided that her hooded towel does, indeed, look a LOT like a superhero’s cape.

Need a superhero cape/hooded towel for your own kiddo? Read on for the tute:

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About the Author

I'm a writer, crafter, Zombie Preparedness Planner, and homeschooling momma of two kids who will hopefully someday transition into using their genius for good, not the evil machinations and mess-making in which they currently indulge. I'm interested in recycling and nature crafts, food security, STEM education, and the DIY lifestyle, however it's manifested--making myself some underwear out of T-shirts? Done it. Teaching myself guitar? Doing it right now. Visit my blog Craft Knife for a peek at our very weird handmade homeschool life; my etsy shop Pumpkin+Bear for a truly odd number of rainbow-themed beeswax pretties; and my for links to articles about poverty, educational politics, and this famous cat who lives in my neighborhood.

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