Hooded Towel Baby Gift

Hooded Towel Baby Gift

This homemade hooded towel baby gift is one of my favourite gifts to give and I can’t believe I’ve never shared my them here on the blog. I’ve been making these for years (well since our eldest was little – she’s now 9)! Our daughters enjoyed using / wearing them so much and they made the perfect gift for some extra special little people I met recently.

bite sized labels

This homemade hooded towel baby gift is one of my favourite gifts to give and I can’t believe I’ve never shared my them here on the blog. I’ve been making these for years (well since our eldest was little – she’s now 9)! Our daughters enjoyed using / wearing them so much and they made the perfect gift for some extra special little people I met recently.

When I first became a mum I tried to run a little crafty business called BiteSized. I made baby related items and did a few markets, listed them online but mainly I made them for my kids and for friends.

homemade baby towel

This is Giselle, who is now 7, as a baby using her wet one hooded towel which is another hooded towel baby gift design we made.

dolphin embroidery

The reason these towels are extra special is that we created the designs ourself on the computer and then using a digitizing package we turned the graphics into an actual machine embroidery. Many hours were taken to perfect the designs and adjust the stitching so that they turned out perfectly. I have the ability to adjust the fill stitch on the design until I find one that looks good. Wash-away stabiliser is needed to put on the top of the terry towelling to embroider over so that the little threads don’t poke through.

homemade baby towel with hood

Under the hood  part of the towel is co-ordinated spotty fabric to cover the under side of the machine embroidery and keep it soft for baby’s head.

purple satin bias binding

Then the edge of the hood and all around the blanket I finished them with co-ordinating satin bias binding and used an beautiful decorative satin stitch to complete them.

hooded baby towel

We created three designs in total and I’ll have to have a look through my photos and find some of the other designs to share here on the blog.

I loved getting some newborn baby cuddles the other day from my friends baby and then hearing about how much they loved their gift. Do you like to give homemade baby gifts too?






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