Friday, July 29, 2016

Friday Finish - For the little fishies

More and more often, quilting is getting eclipsed by, you guessed it, kid sewing. It might not be as creatively satisfying, but I do love seeing DT running around playing with or wearing something I've made for them. This time, it's hooded beach ponchos.

Most of the tutorials I found required a bath towel and a hand towel, but I wanted to use these two beach towels from the collection. (The light is very wonky here... yikes!)
But I did find this tutorial from Fireflies and Jellybeans that didn't require anything extra, so off I went. I adapted it for the size of the towels I had and opted keep the body of the towel (and poncho) as one piece and cut a slit instead of making a shoulder seam. It seemed like a tidier look to me. Instead of pinning the hood to the towel, I used my trusty Wonderclips. Honestly, what did I do before these?
I went back and zigzagged any raw edges since toweling frays like mad. I tried to use the existing finished edges of the towel wherever possible. It not only made the project come together more quickly, but gave the ponchos some fun details.
 I'm particularly pleased with the hood on BT's poncho!
After a week-end of use at the cottage, I'd say I'll be making more of these once DT grow out of them. It's tricky to keep a towel on a perpetual motion machine! GT's poncho is a smidge too long, so I'll be making some modifications before our next swimming adventure! 

I'm linking up with TGIFF @ What A Hoot Quilts as well as Finish Up Friday @ Crazy Mom Quilts. It's a small finish and it's #notaquilt, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do!


  1. These are sooo cool! What a great idea.

  2. These are so cute and such a good idea! I love all the clever sewing you're doing for DT, such good ideas should I ever have little ones of my own! :)

  3. And I bet they double quite well as super-hero capes for dress-ups.

  4. What a fun post for TGIFF :D I suspect a lot of us have frequent detours from quilting work during the summer. :) These are adorable!

  5. So adorable!! I hope they worked out well.

  6. Happy Blogiversary, of sorts. I first found you through TBT. You are now in my regular reading feed!


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