DIY Hooded Towelswould do a couple of things differently though. I would cut off the hemmed edge on both ends (of the hand towel) and then measure. I think doing this will help prevent it being too bulky when trying to feed it through your sewing machine-mine jammed on me several times. I would also sew the hood on the outside, think it will look cleaner. Can't wait to make another one! :)
Hooded Towel Tutorial- I wish I knew how to sew!! This was an awesome gift from a coworker!! Aiden outgrew all of his baby hooded towels so quickly but this is perfect!! He'll be able to use it for a long time!
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