Friday, February 25, 2011

Fabric Friday: Baby Towels

First a disclaimer: I am not a photographer. The setting on the camera was wrong when I want taking pictures of the baby bath apron. I was not taking these pictures on a sunny beach. The pictures all turned out yellow,
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so I changed them to black and white. I did take better pictures of the final product.

Okay, now for the tutorial:
My good friend, Susan, has inspired me. Last week at our sewing gathering, she brought a very cute hooded bath towel for my grandson.
baby apron 017 This reminded me also of the baby bath apron that my daughter-in-law had.
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So I have been experimenting this week.

Creative Cuddler Apron
Large Bath Towel about 30”x54”baby 002
1/2 yd. Coordinating fabric
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Cut the towel to 45”.  Fold the towel in half length wise and mark 4” from the fold on the raw edge. On the long edge mark down 6” from the raw edge. Cut  a large curve for the upper apron and 005From the coordinating fabric, cut a matching shape with the side under the arm 4”.
baby 009Again from the coordinating fabric, cut a 4” strip 28” long. Fold the fabric to  the center lengthwise and again in half. Top stitch and cut into 2 14” straps.
baby apron boot strapPin the straps to the apron top and the arm hold top.  Put the towel and coordinating fabric pieces together right sides together with the straps inside. Sew, turn and top stitch.
baby apron 014To make the corner hood, you will use the piece cut off the top of the towel. Pin it diagonally across the back side of the bottom corner. Sew around the corner and turn toward the front.
baby 017Now you have a Creative Cuddler Apron to get your baby out of the tub without losing your grip on the slippery sweetheart.
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This is my neighbor. I drug her out of her house to model the apron. I will try to get pictures with a baby later.

Next I will give a tutorial of the Creative Cuddler Hooded Towel.
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  1. Stopping by from Tickled Pink! And Oh my gosh.. These are soo stinkin cute.. Wish that I had had one when my little ones were babies!

  2. Looks great! I've seen simialar in shops, but it's always nice to have something you made yourself, you did a fab job!

  3. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Friday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!

  4. I am just learning to sew so I may try this out! New follower found you on the hop.

  5. I've never seen this before. It's a great idea! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Hi, I am a new follower who found you through the Boost My Blog Friday Hop. I love to find new blogs to follow, so I’m looking forward to following yours. If you are able, I appreciate a follow back ~ I’m still a new blogger and a growing blog is a happy blog!
    Thank you!
    ~KerrieLynn ღೋ☙❤

  7. Fabulous idea! I've seen the hooded towels but I've never seen the bath apron.
    Thanks for linking up!

  8. Super-cute idea & very useful.

  9. Hello I stopped by from Boost My Blog and I am a new follower.

  10. Oh, how adorable! Those babies do get kinda slippery, don't they? ;)

  11. What a cute idea. I am so starved for some crafty projects. (been writing books for a few years).
    I am a new visitor and follower from boost my blog.

  12. Ohh I so wish I would have one of these when my girls were younger! What a great idea and an awesome baby shower gift this would make. You could totally customize it (boy or girl) - ohh all the endless possibilities. Too cute!

  13. Thanks for coming to my party with this cute apron. Please be sure sure to add my party button to your list...thanks:)


  14. What an amazing idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party. It will be open through tomorrow.
    More The Merrier Monday.

  15. very practical! those wet babes sure can be slippery! :)
    thanks for sharing @ ccc

  16. This is a fantastic idea, I could use these when bathing my puppies. (Baby bathing days are over)

    Lisa x

  17. SO SMART! Oh how I wish I would have had one of these! Thanks for Linking up to WW Following you back

    Mom's of all Trades

  18. Super awesome idea. my sister just sent me a link for something like this and I am going to have to try making it! Thanks for your info! And thanks for sharing at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again next week!

  19. What a brilliant idea! and I love that you got your neighbour to model it!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great weekend!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  20. Love all your creativity, thanks for linking up to my blog bash K.I.S.S. @ The Tattered Tag. Please link up more of your great ideas tomorrow. :)

    Drop by The Tattered Tag