My kids love to swim but they don't love getting out of the water and feeling cold. I wanted to create a towel that would be great for my little swimmers that would easily stay on them, help them get dry and keep them warm. This tutorial in particular is to make a towel poncho for a small toddler (my little pumpkin is about a year and a half). If you wanted to make a similar thing for an older child you would need to start for sure with a bigger towel, or sew on additional material to a towel this size in order to make it fit. This towel would be too small for my 3 year old.
Okay, lets begin.
1 bath towel 53 1/2 x 29" (isn't that a random towel size?) This is your standard bath towel
1 hand towel 15 x 24
5- 2"x 72" strips of fabric
1- 2" piece of 1/8" elastic
1. Begin by laying the large bath towel out flat and cutting off a 5 1/2" strip from one end. I cut right along one of the patterned lines on my towel.
Happy sewing and swimming everyone.