Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Piggy Hooded Towel, with a twist!

So a while back I was walking through Zellers (this does NOT happen often, it just happened to be the only store like it anywhere near my work, damn downtown core  and lack of Walmart!) and I found a bin of washcloths in packs of 12 for 3$, steal! I bought 4 packs - I know, I know, who really needs that many right??? Well I had an idea, my nephew Linc has a blue and brown theme nursery - perfect, the washcloths were lt brown, lt blue, peachy-ish and white - I thought what can I make for him?? I had been planning to make him a hooded Piggy towel (his parents love pigs and hippos...) and I was trying to find the right pink for a towel...
So suddenly I had a better idea... completely out of the box - I cut 8" squares from the wash cloths then pieced them all together, pre-washed the now patch work towel, and used some pink flannel (also pre washed, 7$ from Walmart) and backed it, added a hood face and ears.... I hand stitched the face with colour-fast thread and made the ears stand up (kinda) with interfacing - Voila Piggy cuteness. (sorry about picture quality, I forgot to do pics before I wrapped it)

It's a little big for a 7-8mo old but he will grow in to it... and Kevin was sweet enough to show what it looks like on a full size head.... what a good man! 

There's more than one way to sew a hooded towel.... Get creative!
Happy Sewing!
-Courtney Soleil


  1. Brilliant! This hooded towel is adorable and a fantastic idea!

  2. I love it , you are very clever I bet the lucky baby loves this towel. Val N