Another pin is done! Actually, this was an item on my "To- Attempt" list on my blog before I started a Pinterest account... so it's been hanging around my mind for a while. The Embellished Hoodie Towel tutorial I followed is by Tammy over at Not Just a Housewife.
I was really nervous to attempt this project for one reason... Step 2: The pleat. To be honest, I don't think I did it right. BUT... the towel is done, and not too shabby if i say so myself. (and it's hanging on the pleat... see?)
I ran into a few problems due to lack of sewing knowledge and experience and selection of supplies I think. When I cut my towel in half, like a hamburger as Tammy said, my towel was a lot smaller than hers. I am pretty sure it's because I used $4 towels from Walmart and they just run smaller. The other thing that didn't turn out overly good was my pleat, but it still hangs on a hook so I was at least semi-successful. This gift was given to one of Charlotte's friends for his birthday along with some bath toys. Clearly it was a hit because she asked me the very next day how to make it!
I like this hoodie towel better than the other hoodie towels I have made because this seems to envelope them more, if that makes sense.
See this is the other one (with a younger Charlotte), and the top of the main towel hangs below the shoulders because the hood part is longer.
In the new embellished one, the hood is shorter but deeper, and I like that.
Linking up: Keeping it simple, Marvelously Messy, Under the table dreaming,