Hello! I’m Nicole and I (occasionally) blog over at Cole’s Corner and Creations. I’m also half of the design team for Cole’s Corner and Creations patterns (my Mom is the other half). I’m so excited to be joining in the Gracious Threads baby shower today. I love making baby clothes, baby blankets, baby bibs, baby toys and I just LOVE babies!
My go to gift for baby showers is usually a baby blanket and a hooded towel. I have made so many of those sets for baby showers that I’ve gone to or as custom orders when I was sewing for profit.
These are a couple of my favorite sets! These puppy dog embroidery files are from Designs by Juju and the toy is an in the hoop project from Sewing for Sarah. (I just love those!)…. but I’m sorry I just can’t ever find anything on that site to link to…
My hooded towel tutorial has been one of my most popular posts since I put it up there, but what I’ve really been begged for is a tutorial for how I fold my towels. 🙂
I never wanted to give my secret up before… honestly, because it took a lot of trail and error to figure out the best method.. and also, because I’m lazy and didn’t want to take the photos and write it up…. but I don’t even sell hooded towels anymore and I can’t even count the number of times I’ve been asked to do a tutorial, so in honor of the baby shower tour… I’m letting the secret out!
First lay your towel down like this with the wrong side facing up.
Fold in the left side in thirds.
Fold the right side over the left side in thirds.
Fold the left side over again one third.
Once more, fold the towel in thirds, but this time from the bottom.
Fold it again, another third.
Shove the towel into the hood. 🙂 You’re done.
Tie a ribbon around it, place your tag on it or a toy. It’s done! It looks so cute and professional and ships easier like this, too!
All ready for the baby shower! I threw a couple of receiving blankets in, too! 🙂
The whale embroidery file is from Lynnie Pinnie. I have no idea where the anchor is from. :/
For the Gracious Threads Baby Shower, I’ll be giving away our Too Cute Ruched Shorts pattern for babies! These would be so cute as a baby shower gift for a baby girl!
Thank you so much for having me today, Jess! Sewing for baby is always a joy. 🙂