|Baby Gifts: Pretty Bird Hooded Towel With Matching Washcloth|
|Editor: Liz Johnson|
|Tuesday, 06 July 2010 03:00|
This is absolutely one of the best baby gifts ever! Bundling up baby after bath time with a hooded towel is easier and cozier. The hood doesn't just help dry those clean mop tops, it actually acts as a little anchor, allowing mom or dad to more quickly wrap the rest of the towel around squirming, slippery baby-boo. Ours is made with Michael Miller Fabrics' great new organic terry cloth and features a matching bound washcloth. Free patterns are included.
Our simplified instructions keep the hood of the towel as plain fabric. If you are more advanced when it comes to your bias binding prowess, see our Hints & Tips below for notes on how to add a terry cloth lining.
Our thanks to our pals at Michael Miller Fabrics for providing us with this absolutely wonderful fabric for our series of seven Baby Gift projects. It's called Pretty Bird from Pillow & Maxfield. There are three vibrant colorways from which to choose. We selected the fabrics for our Baby collection from the Aqua colorway with its incredible hot pinks, limes and bright blues. Pretty Bird comes out this month, so check your favorite local or online fabric retailer soon for availability.
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Extra steps to line the hood with terry clothIf you want some extra absorbency, you could line the back of the hood with terry cloth. We opted not to do this because it added bulk and made the binding process more complex. However, if you're an old hand at binding, a terry cloth lining does add some softness to the hood.