Give Me an E

Here’s Elliot rocking his new hooded towel to take to the pool this summer. It’s a pretty simple project if you have a sewing machine. I used one bath size towel and one hand towel (for the hood). The ‘E’ is cut from a wash cloth. Given that it’s nearly dragging the floor now, I plan for him to get a few years wear out of it.

Some finer details: I used monofiliment thread on a zigzag width 3 length 1, this results in using lots of thread. The towels are Target clearance (I actually bought them last year and just never got around to making it). The hood is the hand towl folded in half and sewn up the back (after some guesstimate trimming for approximate head size). It results it a pointed hat whcih I thought was fine but caused Elliot to pull the hood to far forward, so I flattened out the top (yeah, that makes *total* sense).

The ‘E’ is totally free-hand. I know, you can hardly believe it right?

Audrey’s is coming soon.

4 smart people left their mark:

  1. pamela, 10. February 2009, 7:00

    Smart and crafty and clever…I’ve missed you!

  2. nylonthread, 10. February 2009, 7:38

    How fun! I might steal this. Rosie’s R would have to have a princess crown on it, or a flower nearby. Her current Hello Kitty hooded towel only comes to her knees, so I get a lot of “my legs are coooooold” after bathtime. She could use a larger update!

  3. Tracie, 10. February 2009, 8:40

    I love this idea. I would love to make one as well, but do I need a sewing machine? Or can I do buy hand? So not that crafty.

    Tracies last blog post..I’m still here

  4. Kelly O, 10. February 2009, 9:28

    Tracie, try it free-hand! You never know what you can do until you know what you can’t do.

    Cat, this is awesome on top of adorableness. You rock.