Unicorn Hooded Bath Towel Tutorial
Learn how to easily make a unicorn hooded bath towel with this simple sewing tutorial with step by step photographs and video! Kids are sure to love bath time with this Unicorn hooded bath towel.
My kids aren't the biggest fans of baths, maybe it's because I scrub behind their ears and in between their toes or maybe it's because I cram all three of them into the bath. Lately, we've been looking for some easy ways to make baths a little bit more enjoyable! The first idea we came up with was bath bombs and that's worked marvelously! But there's always an enormous amount of crying when it's finally time to get out of the bath. So I came up with the idea to make some fun hooded bath towels for my kids.
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My girls are currently obsessed with all things unicorn, so it was an obvious choice. I love that I can wrap my kids up in this oversized towel, pull the hood up and they stay nice and warm while I work on getting all of them dressed for bed. I have a 2, 3 and 4-year-old so bath/bedtime is a bit chaotic, to say the least! These bath towels have made such a big difference and my kids love them! My son has a dinosaur hooded bath towel and hopefully, I'll get to share a tutorial for that soon!
If you've been following my blog for awhile you've definitely heard me share about how much I love the products from Thermoweb. Today I'll be sharing about how I used Heat N Bond Non-Woven Craft Fusible Extra Firm Interfacing to create a unicorn horn for this adorable hooded towel.
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How to Sew a Hooded Towel
Cut the fleece fabric into 2-inch strips and then cut them in half. Pull the strips through your hands to curl the edges of the fabric.
If you love all things magical, be sure to check out this mermaid book tutorial!
Fold the hand towel in half and draw a curved line parallel to the folded edge to create the hood of the unicorn towel.
Fold the hand towel in half and trace two small ears on the towel with a fabric marker. Cut them out, and sew around the edge leaving a 1-2 inch opening.
Turn them right side out. Hot glue the unseen edges together.
Place one piece of the hood with the right side facing up. Sandwich the pieces of fleece between the second hood piece and clip or pin the pieces together.
Sew along the curved edge. Trim the edges to clean up the seam allowance.
Find the center of the towel and line it up with the center of the hood by placing the hood on top of the towel.
Use a zig-zag stitch to attach the two layers of the towel together.
How to Make a Unicorn Horn
Now it’s time to create the unicorn horn!
Cut out a 6-inch tall triangle of gold fabric and Heat N Bond Extra Firm Craft Interfacing.
If you haven't used Thermoweb Heat n Bond products before be sure to check out this post and this post! It's one of my favorite adhesives and it comes in a variety of forms.
Iron the interfacing onto the fabric following the directions provided on the back.
Pin or clip the horn in half with right sides facing together. with a 1/4 inch seam allowance sew along the raw edge of the horn.
Flip the horn inside out. Use a chopstick to get a sharp point.
Stuff the unicorn horn with batting.
With a needle and thread stitch along the edge of the unicorn horn with large stitches. Then pull the ends of the thread to tighten the bottom of the horn.
With a piece of embroidery floss tie a knot around the very top of the horn. Alternately you could sew the thread into the actual horn. Then tightly wrap the thread around the horn in a downwards direction.
Add a small dab of hot glue every now and again to keep the thread from shifting.
Once you reach the end of the horn, hot glue the thread to the bottom of the horn. Line up the horn with the center seam of the hood about 2-3 inches from the front of the hood.
Hand stitch the horn and ears to attach them to the hood.
Add a few extra short pieces of fleece a few inches behind the ears.
Isn't it adorable?!?! My daughter loves her new bath towel!
Watch the video below for the full tutorial.
I hope you enjoyed this hooded towel tutorial!
Cindy Beamon says
I have everything ready to go... but how does the horn stand up in the washing machine?