Make a hooded towel for the Beach or Pool!!

We live at the pool in the summer and the last few years the boys had a couple of pool robes (made from towels and a simplicity kids robe pattern) but this year, they no longer fit and I honestly had no interest in making new ones.  So...I thought I would make them a couple of hooded towels instead!  The best part is that they take just a few minutes and a few dollars to make! And AND you only have to sew TWO STRAIGHT LINES!  You can do this!!! 
Clearly he is pleased about his new towel.  Can't you tell? 
You will need a beach towel (I got mine at TJMaxx for $8) and a coordinating hand towel (or a regular towel if you plan on making multiples) cut into a 9in by 18in rectangle (with a finished edge as one of your long edges) see photo above.  Fold it in half as shown above.  
Sew along the edge opposite of your finished edge with "right" sides together.  I did a straight stitch and then a wide zig-zag stitch on top to keep fraying to a minimum. 
Find the center of your pool towel and pin it to mark it.  Turn your little hood right side out and pin it on the center of your towel as shown below (right sides together). 
Now sew along this edge, again I did a straight stitch and then zig-zagged over it to prevent fraying.  Now you CAN be done because I did promise you only two straight lines.  See how easy that was?  Feeling extra saucy now because you did so awesome?  Then maybe consider the following...
 Add a couple of "handles" to the top corners to make your towel extra snuggle-able!
Just grab some scrap ribbon, pin it as shown above (to the two corners on the same side as your hood). 
And straight stitch and zig-zag again!  And now not only are you done, but you're a rock star!  Won't these be the perfect gift for birthdays this summer?  Add some goggles and call it done!

Have fun making some! :)

Fruit of the Spirit (A Free Printable)


Hooray!! I made it to the end of the year with a free printable almost every week!  You can find most of them by following the "free printable friday" tag.

This week I went with the fresh fruit jam theme and used a fruit of the spirit scripture. Paired with some from scratch biscuits and Monday is now a winner!

Enjoy this free printable and other I've done this year!


Download the free file HERE

As a reminder, my preferred method of printing these is to drag it to a word file, resize it to a size that works for me and tile it on the page and print that way onto cardstock.

You can also download the shutterfly app and order them as 4 by 6in prints for FREE if you pay shipping. This printable would be great for lots of things, not just teachers! Lunch boxes, notes to a friend and more!
 
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