How to Make a Hooded Towel for Kids


Kids love wearing hooded towels, whether they're wrapped in one after a bath or at the beach. Most hooded towels you find in stores are for babies, however, not for older children. Making your own hooded towel doesn't take advanced sewing skills or even a pair of new towels. You can make them in any color, keep them simple or embellish them. You can also make them look like animals by adding ears, fins or spikes.

Cut your hand towel in half with the scissors. You'll only need half the hand towel.

Spread the bath towel out horizontally. Center the half hand towel above it, finished edge down.


Pin the cut hand towel onto the bath towel.

Sew the two pieces together with a sewing machine.

Fold the hand towel in half and pin it along the top cut edge.


Sew it with the sewing machine and turn it right side out.



    • You can add the child's initials to the towel. 
    • You can add dinosaur spikes or a shark's fin to the back of your towel. 
    • You can add also double-bias tape to the edges of the towel to give it a more finished look.