DIY Beach Towel Hoodie for Kids

Ah, summertime, and the livin' is easy–running through the sprinklers, splashing in the pool or jumping in the waves. There's nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel–wrap your kids up in a fun towel they can wear. These cute hooded towels are not only great for the beach, but they can double as a year round bath towel. When you discover how easy they are to make, you'll want to make a hooded towel for all the little ones in your life.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Things You'll Need

  • Beach towel or bath towel

  • Coordinating hand towel

  • Sharp scissors

  • Pins

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 1

Cut the hand towel in half. You will only be using one of the halves for the hood, so you can save the other half for another project.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 2

Fold one of the hand towel pieces in half and pin the short side.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 3

Sew a 1/2-inch seam along the short pinned edge. Be sure to remove the pins as you sew.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 4

Go back and sew a zig zag stitch along the raw edge next to your straight stitch. This will keep the seam from fraying.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 5

Turn the hood right side out and pin it to the center along the long edge of the towel.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

Step 6

Sew the hood to the towel using a zig zag stitch.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

You could even customize it with a name, initials, or a cute quote using this bleach towel tutorial.

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)

And that's all there is to it. Wrap up, dry off and stay cool!

Nothing like staying wet to beat the heat. But when it's time to dry off, don't just use any old towel, nope, wrap your kids up in a DIY hooded towel they can wear.
(Image: Beth Huntington)
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