Thursday, March 8, 2007
Okay, so this isn't that unique. Towels with creature faces, ears, and more are available everywhere. Also, I totally used the idea from this book that reminded me just how fun hooded towels can be.
You know what I should have done? Made it adult sized. Matt would love it. I would love it. Who wouldn't love their own personal sized hooded towel?
My model was squirmy, so excuse the poor shots of his towel but love his baby face.
Additional comments. The instructions in the book used purchased bias tape. I thought that would be great, easy even. You are looking at the third towel and the bias tape still twisted and pulled. The instructions said to baste the bias tape in place and work slowly. I basted. I basted and pinned. I hand-turned the sewing machine mechanism. In all instances the binding twisted and pulled, making unsightly wrinkles.
Do I need a different pedal?
Shoot, I thought, I'm just a perfectionist. Maybe they'll go away in the wash. No such luck. I ended up attaching the bias tape like it was for a quilt - you know, machine sewing one side of the bias tape along the edge then wrapping it over the edge and invisibly hand stitching it into place. I even basted when I did that. It was a little better, but still wrinkly.
At least it's cute.