At the beginning of last week I whipped up a hooded towel and a couple of wash cloths for our little bun in the oven. Clark helped me choose the color of the towel, and luckily I had some matching scrap fabric on hand for the hood.
I followed this hooded towel tutorial from Sew4home.com. The instructions call for a 30" square of terry cloth, but I opted to purchase an inexpensive towel at Wal-Mart. I'm sure that you could find an oversized towel that exceeds 30" in width, but mine was 27" wide- so I simply made it a bit smaller. I ended up having left over material from the length for matching wash cloths. Rather than trimming the wash cloths in bias tape, I serged the edges in contrasting thread.
It's nice to check something off of my "Sew for baby list", and it's also nice to let Clark participate in preparing for the new brother.
This is a really quick project, and would be perfect for baby showers or newborn gifts.
Thanks for reading. I'll be back with more projects this week. I finally figured a way around my uploading issues!