This monster towel was one of Burke’s Christmas gifts; to say he loves monsters would be an understatement. The boy loves monsters- nice monsters, scary monsters, “Mike-Wazowski-Monsters,” even Wild Things (from Maurice Sendak’s classic book) are equally fascinating to Mister Burke. So, of course, a monster towel was an order.
To make one yourself, you’ll need:
-a large towel
-a coordinating (or matching) hand towel
-jersey fabric scraps for the embellishments
-sewing machine and supplies
To make the hood*:
Cut off the bottom, ’embellished’ portion of the hand towel. Fold in half width-wise and pin along the right and left sides. Stitch down both sides (but not across the bottom).
Turn right side in. Tuck the upper right corner into the upper left corner.
Stitch down the left side and the right side to secure the hood in place. Also, tuck the bottom edge into the pouch created by the hood and sew across the bottom (this finishes off all of the raw edges and sews the pouch shut).
Using a walking foot too accommodate the two thick layers of terry, sew the hood onto the towel. First fold the towel in half and mark the center point. Line this up with the center seam on the hood. Pin in place (right sides facing together) and sew together.
Done! Hopefully your little one loves their monster towel as much as Burke does!
*I saw these embellished hooded towels at the Cottage Home this summer and used Lindsay’s tutorial to help me figure out the hood of the monster towel. If you have a chance, head over and tell her hi!