DIY Cat Hooded Towel

I mentioned in a previous post that I have been making my own hooded towel.  I wanted to try a cat but  search as I might I could not find a pattern for a cat hooded towel so I decided to try to design my own.  It was kind of fun to try my own creative skills on this one. Here is how I did it. (sorry for the coloring difference in some of the pictures, I worked on this project over several days/nights  and sometimes I had the florescent lamp on and other times I had natural lighting from the window.)

 

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I started by sketching  out my face pieces. Pointy ears, a heart nose & an oval mouth with “jowls”.

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Here are all the pieces cut out.  The first mouth I did flopped miserably so I came up with a new method.

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I pinned the pattern with the “jowls” along the fold & cut the sides and top but not the bottom.

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Then I outlined the bottom and used that as the sew line instead of cutting along it.

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I sewed the nose on with a satin stitch and sewed whiskers on in black with a satin stitch.

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Then I sewed the sides and top, just leaving a small opening along the top to turn it right side out.

 

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Turn right side out through the opening at the top.

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Finished mouth, don’t worry about the opening in the top. We will close that off when we attach it to the hood.

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Match up the ear pieces.

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Sew them together, you will have to gather the outer part to make it match up with the smaller inner part.

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Turn the ears right side out.

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All the face pieces ready to be sewn to the hood

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Fold and pin up the edge four inches.

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Sew the edge down.

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Fold the top third of the towel under. Line up the mouth with the seam and lay out the other pieces, eyes right above the mouth & ears over to the side and slightly above the eyes.

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Sew the top of the mouth down with a satin stitch.

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Sew around each eye useing a satin stitch.

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Make a small slit where the ears are to be placed and poke them through.

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Useing a zigzag on the inside of the hood sew the ears in place making sure to fully catch all the edges.

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Cat face! Ready to be turned into a hood.

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Sew the cut edges of your towel together.

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Sew a zigzag along the top of the cat hood and trim off the excess.

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Take your bath towel and make a small pleat in the center. ( these pleat folds are about one inch on each side)

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Line up the seam of the hood with the center of your pleat and pin in place.

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Pin & sew hood to bath towel.

 

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And there you have it, a cat hooded towel all ready to snuggle a little kitty lover.

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