Episode 9: A Trip to the Beach! How to Make a Hooded Bath Towel & Tote

May 18th, 2010

Summer weather is just about here and so the fun has already begun in getting our beach wear and gear all ready! And what a more perfect way to do that than by making a personalized hooded towel for the kids!

We’ll show you how to make a hooded towel, from start to finish… and you’ll love the ease of this sewing project. You literally can make one in just about 5 minutes! No kidding!

If you love machine embroidery, we will show you some tips and tricks for getting the best results when embroidering onto towels. If you do not own an embroidery machine, we know you’ll still be anxious to personalize your towels with sweet ric rac trims, ribbons, and even hand applique!

Not only are these towels so cute for the summer, but they make the most darling gifts for baby showers and birthdays! Once you make one, we have the feeling you’ll want to make many, many more!

And thanks to our wonderful sponsor this week, Embroidery.com, we are able to showcase the amazing line of Hemingworth products! Our personal favorite? THEIR THREAD! Whether you machine embroider, sew, quilt, or craft, the Hemingworth thread has so many advantages, you may never look at another spool again! We mention several of those advantages in our video, but if you’re interested in learning more about the Hemingworth thread line, then you’ll want to be sure to check out this link where you will find an even more detailed video outlining why Hemingworth thread is a “must-have” in your sewing room.

AND…speaking of thread, Embroidery.com and Hemingworth Products are giving away something we know you will ALL LOVE! One lucky viewer is going to win the Hemingworth Thread Caddy Drawer with 42 different spools of thread! And take a look at those colors – they’re gorgeous and vibrant!  Who out there is hoping that this one becomes their own?

Here’s how to enter for your chance to win!

  • Make a comment here on the blog. Easy!
  • Share the fun! Embed the video on your blog, twitter about it (@diydish), tell a friend…simply share the news! Let us know by making another comment below.
  • Head on over to Embroidery.com and see what they have to offer. Let us know something that interests you from their wide array products for those who not only love machine embroidery, but also knitting, cross-stitch, Hardanger, wool felting, punch needle, and MORE!
  • Here are some more photos of this week’s projects!

    Be sure to read our “2nd helping” where we answer many of your questions, including info on the mouse design and your tips and ideas that came from the blog.

     

    • judy bodi
      May 18, 2010 at 7:23 am
      #1

      That is the cutest little mouse ever on that towel.
      I can’t wait to make a hooded towel for my grandchildren.

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:32 am
      #2

      Could you please include the size of the towels, because here in the netherlands handtowels have a different size. A childs head would not fit in in a half handtowel over heren :-)

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:33 am
      #3

      With a new grandbaby almost here, the ideas here are going to be well used!!! Keep up the good work!!

    • Carolyn R
      May 18, 2010 at 7:34 am
      #4

      WOW what a great idea would you ship internationally? Wishful thinking LOL

    • Darlene
      May 18, 2010 at 7:37 am
      #5

      How cute! I will make some for my grandchildren. Everyone will know who left their towel on the ground. No more “Not me!”. Thank you for having such fun and easy projects.

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:52 am
      #6

      I embeded this episode, because I just love it! I will make these for my boys. I s there a way to show what I have made with your help?

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:53 am
      #7

      I confess I am so jealous you have an embroidery machine. I do all mine by hand and yes the thread gets tangled so I know just what you mean. Fantastic way that Hemmingworth enclosed their thread to prevent that! My 6 grand-daughters would love to have me make them hooded beach towels. Thanks for the great idea.

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:56 am
      #8

      How can I say what I love best from the embroidery webside? There is so much I love. I want the flexi snips (broke mine a few weeks ago) The price of these is great and it is the best tool.
      Thay have many many many great designs and even some very nice free ones.
      And did you see the stack and store bobbin tower, I want that!

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:01 am
      #9

      I really like this bobbin tower I found at Embroidery.com!
      http://www.embroidery.com/product.asp?sid={E1DCBA8C-E861-457B-8885-534819E3459C}&EFID=1123&productsetid=118305&shopstop=1

      Something I desperately need.

    • nangy
      May 18, 2010 at 8:01 am
      #10

      I live at the beach and these are gonna come in SOOOOOO handy for my 3 beachbound grandkids!!I’m gonna make one for me and grandpa!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:08 am
      #11

      Posted here:
      http://www.babasfarmlife.com/2010/05/make-cute-hooded-beach-towels-for.html

    • Catherine
      May 18, 2010 at 8:16 am
      #12

      I learned a lot about the embroidery machine today and now I want one.

    • Catherine
      May 18, 2010 at 8:17 am
      #13

      I just posted episode 9 on Facebook.

    • Catherine
      May 18, 2010 at 8:18 am
      #14

      Posted Episode 9 on twitter.

    • Catherine
      May 18, 2010 at 8:19 am
      #15

      I visited Embroidery.com and loved it. Will bookmark this site.

    • Valerie
      May 18, 2010 at 8:21 am
      #16

      So simple! It would make great summer gifts! Thanks for all the tips!

    • Jeanie
      May 18, 2010 at 8:37 am
      #17

      I love them they are so cute! I only wish I had a little one to make them for. I really enjoy seeing each episode and look forward to the next one. Keep them coming!
      Jeanie

    • Patricia
      May 18, 2010 at 8:49 am
      #18

      What a fun and fast idea to make your child happy.
      I love the plastic cover on the thread that prevents staining and tangling. Also the thread colors are endless. Then I took a look at the video gallery at Hemmingworth which is definitely worth a visit.

    • Jane
      May 18, 2010 at 9:55 am
      #19

      Great show. Can’t wait to make the towel and tote. Can’t believe the great gift in the giveaway. Love to receive one like that!

    • Joan Brown
      May 18, 2010 at 10:02 am
      #20

      I just love the towels they are sooooo cute.
      Joan

    • polly
      May 18, 2010 at 10:19 am
      #21

      Love the episode! I need to try this thread! I have dust problems!

    • polly
      May 18, 2010 at 10:19 am
      #22

      I love the embroidery blanks that they have on the website!

    • China Shivers
      May 18, 2010 at 10:29 am
      #23

      I love the beach totes because I always have trouble trying to figure out where to put my personal items when I go to the beach or the pool. A purse is just to much to deal with in this setting so the tote will be perfect. Thanks for the idea I’ll be making a few for this summer.

    • linda
      May 18, 2010 at 10:31 am
      #24

      LOVE this idea!!!! I needed baby shower gifts and there they are.

    • Susan
      May 18, 2010 at 10:54 am
      #25

      Love the towels. They are sew cute.

    • DonnaH
      May 18, 2010 at 10:54 am
      #26

      I love this project! I can’t wait to get home tonight to make at least one, maybe more! My granddaughter will look adorable and get tons of use out of this towel at the pool. She is also into purses and the tote is just her size. I have just ventured into embroidery and love Hemmingworth’s cover over the thread to avoid tangles. The color selection is also fantastic. Thank you for sharing these projects and Hemmingworth’s products.

    • May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am
      #27

      Great video! I think I can do this now. I wasn’t too confident before. Your video was very well done. Thank you!

      I embedded the video in my blog. My readers will really benefit from it. And, I’m sending them all over here to enter the giveaway, too.

      link to post: http://comfortjoydesigns.blogspot.com/2010/05/diy-dish-giveaway-i-have-to-share.html

      Deborah
      comfortjoydesigns AT gmail DOT com

    • Susan
      May 18, 2010 at 10:57 am
      #28

      Embroidery.com has a little bit of everything. I’m amazed at the gadgets available that I didn’t know about in their sewing supplies section.

    • Sue Meehan
      May 18, 2010 at 10:58 am
      #29

      Kris & Kim – Great job!! Each episode is better than the one before. I’m going to sort through the abundance of too-many towels that I already have; those’ll be very nice for bath-time. Then I’ll shop for some new ones to create hoodies! You’ve also gotten me very interested in an embroidery machine, something the salesman at the sewing machine shop couldn’t do!

    • Cheryl P
      May 18, 2010 at 11:00 am
      #30

      My GD is so anxious to go to the beach this year. She is 3 and loves the beach. Wouldn’t the grand kids love one of these beach towels personalized just for them! Thank You!

    • pep
      May 18, 2010 at 11:01 am
      #31

      Too easy….GD will love these. Thank you

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:03 am
      #32

      Thank you!! I have been wondering how to make hooded towels and now that we just moved to the hot state of Texas, they will come in handy for my boys and as gifts. I also absolutely love the fact that you are keeping your old episodes up on your website. That way I can go back and do a project I wasn’t able to do right away. I’m putting your logo on my blog! You guys rock and I love these videos. Sharing them with all my friends on facebook too!

    • Chris Johnson
      May 18, 2010 at 11:05 am
      #33

      I have 3 adorable great-grandkids who will love having their own personalized hooded towels. And this project will be perfect to try out my new Janome MC11000se embroidery.

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:12 am
      #34

      What a great idea. Thanks

    • Kathie B.
      May 18, 2010 at 11:12 am
      #35

      Those thread colors are gorgeous! What a wonderful giveaway. Thank you.

    • Kathie B.
      May 18, 2010 at 11:15 am
      #36

      I just went to Embroider.com and I’ve bookmarked a few of their e-classes I plan to watch when I have a bit of free time. Thanks for introducing me to this site.

    • Vanessa
      May 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
      #37

      What a sweet prize! I’d love to win that.

      My kids could definitely use some new hooded towels. There’s are looking positively worn out. Thanks for the directions!

    • Kathie B.
      May 18, 2010 at 11:16 am
      #38

      By the way, I’ve emailed 2 friends about the giveaway (although I told them they have to share the thread if they win) and I’ve posted about it on my Facebook page.

    • Michelle jadaa
      May 18, 2010 at 11:24 am
      #39

      a great gift,usefull and something they probably dont have:)

    • Misty
      May 18, 2010 at 11:28 am
      #40

      Can’t wait to get started on the cute beach towels! I have a backyard swimming pool and 3 kids, so this is a perfect idea. Now all I need is an embroidery machine and all that amazing thread!

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am
      #41

      We have towels like this…simply wonderful and cozy. Now, I’ll embellish them….

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:39 am
      #42

      I twittered.

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:40 am
      #43

      I love Embroidery.com I don’t have an embroidery machine, but American Sewing Guild hosts online meetings there…love it! I can go to ASG and learn from others in my pjs….

    • Jennifer Ingley
      May 18, 2010 at 11:41 am
      #44

      Thank you for pointing me to Embroidery.com! I have never seen Hemingworth products and I am interested in that and also the designs available on the website.

    • Kathryn Rife
      May 18, 2010 at 11:41 am
      #45

      As usual, I simply loved this episode. As an avid embroiderer myself, I am dumbfounded that I didn’t think of embroidering one of those towels. I will be making some of those for my grandchildren this summer (can’t believe it’s almost here! yeah!) I also do a lot of shopping at Embroidery.com. I love their embroidery designs, but have not bought any threads there…..I will now@ I think the design of their thread packaging is ingenious! Solves sooo many problems with those big spools of threads. Thanks for showcasing them.

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:44 am
      #46

      Loved the Hooded-Towel idea! And I already have a super Embroidery machine, so I am going to get a stash of towels and make some gifts for my daughter and all her little cousins, just in time for Summer! I will add a cute little design as well as their own Monogram – what a really great gift idea too, especially for upcoming Baby showers. I might even make me one from a large beach towel, I’d like one too!

    • Jeanne
      May 18, 2010 at 11:45 am
      #47

      Great episode! That little purse would be a great way to start a beginner sewer learning how to sew. You girls are just the cutest! I look forward to every weeks episode. Hope I win that thread I embroidery alot so could sure use it.

    • Donna
      May 18, 2010 at 11:46 am
      #48

      Another great idea. What a great gift for someone who does not sew and they would say wow! what a great idea. How did you come up with that. I love these little towels and I used them for my daughter all the time when when she was little. All her friends are getting married and having children and I would love to make these and give as gifts. Thanks so much for all your great ideas.

    • Kathy Kauth
      May 18, 2010 at 11:48 am
      #49

      This is such a good idea, we live in northern Ontario and have made our cottage winterized so we get lots of company in the summer and they are always swimming this is a good way for the grandchildren to regonize their towel and to hang it to dry and get it when we ready to go again. Thank you ladies

    • Jeanne
      May 18, 2010 at 11:50 am
      #50

      Embroidery.com has been in my favorites places on my computer for years. I love to embroidery so they are a one stop shopping place for everything I need.

    • Kathy Kauth
      May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am
      #51

      I just forwarded this episode to my sister-in-law, I know she will love the neat things you girls do too

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:52 am
      #52

      This is a perfect idea for beach towels…. Love it, love it!! I’ll be working on this project this weekend. It will be perfect for my kids, niece and nephew.

    • sherrie laporte
      May 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm
      #53

      Thanks for the project and the info on embroidery.com

    • Kathy Kauth
      May 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm
      #54

      I checked out Embroidery.com and they have a lot of neat stuff for both machine embroiders or hand embroider, so you can embroider on your hooded towels even if you do not have an embroidery machine.

    • Kathryn Rife
      May 18, 2010 at 12:03 pm
      #55

      I have just posted about this great Episode on Facebook, and included a great blurb about Embroidery.com . I love you both!

    • Debbie
      May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm
      #56

      Cute! Cute! Cute! I need to get going and make a bunch of these ~ our kids will be the envy of the beach club! Thanks for another GREAT idea.

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:05 pm
      #57

      My keyboard is now WET from drooling over that thread!!!! I want this!!! I just started machine embroidering and I am so over the moon with excitement. Your beach towel and sling pouch are sooo cute! Going to make one for each of my grandchildren. : )

    • Pat
      May 18, 2010 at 12:08 pm
      #58

      Have made these towel wraps before and always a big hit as a gift.

    • Carol
      May 18, 2010 at 12:09 pm
      #59

      Great ideas Kris and Kim! My grandchildren love the pool, and these towels will be great for them.

    • Linda
      May 18, 2010 at 12:10 pm
      #60

      What a cute project!! Those would make a great summer birthday gift! LOVE the thread drawer!

    • Mary
      May 18, 2010 at 12:11 pm
      #61

      I love the towel and I really appreciate the embroidery tips. I am a beginner and would love to see more embroidery tips, hints and tricks. I will check out embroidery.com it sounds like a great resource!

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm
      #62

      Once again…cute

    • Debbie
      May 18, 2010 at 12:12 pm
      #63

      My biggest desire from embroidery.com would be the embroider’s buddy ~ I think that something to hold those hoops still would be awesome! But there are 100s of other products I would want as well!

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:13 pm
      #64

      How fun is this? My niece just had twins last night and what a fun gift for her. Can’t sait to make them.

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:19 pm
      #65

      Great episode. I can’t wait to start working on some of these. As a machine embroidery enthusiast, I really appreciate the opportunity to win the thread. It’s the first I’ve heard of the Hemingsworth brand. I always like to find new products and, here, I get reviews right along with them. Thanks.

    • Nini Morris
      May 18, 2010 at 12:22 pm
      #66

      Oh my goodness! I LOVE that hooded towel…..I see a few in my future!

      Nini

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm
      #67

      I love the Kangaroo! If I had a dedicated workspace, I could be much more productive…

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:27 pm
      #68

      I love the little bag in this episode. I have a 10 year old granddaughter who loves sewing and crafts. She is going to a swim camp this summer. It will be a perfect project for her to make for herself and her friends.
      I think the thread caddy is an amazing invention. Would love to own a few for my thread ‘collection’
      Susan

    • Liz D
      May 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm
      #69

      I can’t wait to make these for my kids and all my nieces and nephews for our summer trip to the beach. It is the perfect project for my new embroidery machine. Thanks for the tips on adding the embroidery to the towels.

    • Joyce
      May 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm
      #70

      Love the ideas. Always looking for more ideas for machine embroidery projects, especially for gifts and giveaways. Love the different embroidery threads!

    • Mary Ann Cook
      May 18, 2010 at 12:28 pm
      #71

      My 5yo daughter and I are making these this afternoon! We’re going to the beach in a month and these will be perfect. My daughter said to say “these are sooo awesome!” Perfect birthday presents…too many ideas!

    • Mary Sewell
      May 18, 2010 at 12:33 pm
      #72

      Love your show. I think I’ll make the wash cloth tote and bath towel hoodie for my niece.

    • Denise
      May 18, 2010 at 12:34 pm
      #73

      I just can’t wait to make one of these towels for my daughter.
      It will be great at those long swim meets.

      Thanks so much for all your great ideas.

    • Pat
      May 18, 2010 at 12:39 pm
      #74

      What a great gift idea. I especially love the simple beach purse. I love the embroidery thread. The holder looks fantastic and all your thread is readily together.

    • Linda
      May 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      #75

      I have a baby shower coming up for twin girls and the hooded towels will make great gifts. Embroidery and rick-rack will make them extra special. I look forward to every episode.

    • Joyce Ann
      May 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      #76

      These would make a great baby shower gift as well.

    • Mary Jane
      May 18, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      #77

      Love the wrap – keep up the good work.

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:44 pm
      #78

      Love the hooded towels! Thank you for a great video!

    • Kris Presley
      May 18, 2010 at 12:47 pm
      #79

      Oh my goodness!!! Unbelievable! A hooded towel with TWO seams…if I didn’t see it I would never have believed it! Thanks for the fabulous idea!

    • Laura
      May 18, 2010 at 12:48 pm
      #80

      The towel project was so adorable – and easy! I wish I had some of those when my kids were little….guess I’ll have to wait for grandchildren to spoil! I have never seen the Hemmingworth thread before but you’re right…it has me drooling! Thank you so much<
      Laura from Indiana

    • Chai Dackermann
      May 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm
      #81

      These are soo cute and I would love to make somje for my 3 yearold for when we go over to a friends house to swim and Bath, but I think 2 seperate ones would be good. Also thought about making a bigger towel tote. Thanks so much.

    • Kris Presley
      May 18, 2010 at 12:49 pm
      #82

      I don’t twitter…but I did forward the email about the episode to all of my friends that sew. I know they will love it! I hated to send it because now I can’t WOW them when I take this EASY fabulous hooded towel to a shower or birthday…they will know how easy it really is. Oh well…I can still be creative with the embroidery!

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm
      #83

      Love love love love love! Want the thread … want … want … want … want … want … want … want … want … want … want

    • Kris Presley
      May 18, 2010 at 12:51 pm
      #84

      I love embroidery.com! I love to look around on their website…I CANNOT get over the Hemingway thread!! I have never seen anything like that set! WOW! I think that is one of the best items they have on their site. The covers on each spool are amazing! Good luck to everyone! Whoever wins that will be blessed!

    • Jan
      May 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm
      #85

      Can’t wait to show my grand-daughters the beach tote. I am teaching them to sew or their new machines and your site gives great ideas.

    • Roxanne
      May 18, 2010 at 12:52 pm
      #86

      I would love to win this! Thanks for the opportunity.

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm
      #87

      I really liked your towels thank you

    • Michele Earnhart
      May 18, 2010 at 12:53 pm
      #88

      I went to embroidery.com and they have some great things there. I love to look at the projects and get inspired. They have the directions to help to get them done. Thanks for directing me to this site.

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:55 pm
      #89

      Love the hooded towel. I’m especially interested in your sponsor. Your tips were great especially how to use the stabilizer. I just ordered myself an embroidery machine yesterday. So, I will definetly stopping by Embroidery.com.

      Thanks

    • sandé cross
      May 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm
      #90

      love this project!! my grandchildren are ALL going to have these by tomorrow!!

    • Jennifer Ingley
      May 18, 2010 at 12:56 pm
      #91

      I shared the hooded towel and tote video on my facebook –a lovely project; so appealing and so easy to do! With 14 grandchildren, I need to find towels on sale somewhere!

    • LynneL
      May 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm
      #92

      What I have beem looking for Hemmingway! So tired of buying all those thread cases!

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:58 pm
      #93

      I would be thrilled to win the thread! I own a Husky Star and a Brother embroidery machine and only own 2 colors of thread! Love the case that it is in!

    • May 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm
      #94

      I love the mini tote–perfect for keeping small things together in your beach bag!

    • Susan
      May 18, 2010 at 12:59 pm
      #95

      I don’t blog, but I am sharing you with my bi-weekly crafting group. Love everything that you do.

    • LynneL
      May 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm
      #96

      I’m telling ALL my sewing friends about you!

    • Jean
      May 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm
      #97

      Great episode, great ideas, and they really shouldn’t take a whole lot of time. These would look great color coded or monogram initials, it helps little people to start identifying their letters and takes no time at all before they know what their name starts with!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:01 pm
      #98

      I have posted it into my blog. You make this so easy.

    • Ang
      May 18, 2010 at 1:02 pm
      #99

      I love the little mouse you put on your towel. I would love to make one of those for my kids. You two are awesome!

    • Elizabeth
      May 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm
      #100

      Love the project! I have done some for my grandkids but you have given other ideas which are great. I liked the use of the double sided tape instead of hooping the towel.
      Thanks

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:03 pm
      #101

      I love your shows, you have really great idea’s.

    • Deseria
      May 18, 2010 at 1:04 pm
      #102

      Thanks for the embroidery tips that you shared. I definitely want to try the Hemingworth embroidery double sided tape.

    • Heather
      May 18, 2010 at 1:06 pm
      #103

      LOVE THESE!!! GREAT GIFT IDEAS!

    • anna
      May 18, 2010 at 1:06 pm
      #104

      Love the washcloth sunglass cover. Perfect for the beach!

    • Michelle C
      May 18, 2010 at 1:08 pm
      #105

      As always, what fun and creativity! Thanks! My students will love these projects.

    • Jennifer Ingley
      May 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm
      #106

      Thanks for the link to embroidery.com; I’ve learned a lot from scrolling around that site! My Viking dealer offers mostly rayon thread for sale, and the Janome dealer in the next town offers only polyester thread for sale. I found an interesting sidebar on embroidery.com under the Hemingworth thread banner that gives explanations for the different thread types and also suggestions for needles. Great information! And when it comes to embroidering on towels, a video like DIY #9 is valuable info to have!

    • Barbara Trevouledes
      May 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm
      #107

      I’d love to make these hooded towels for my great-nieces. They’ll love them! I appreciate the machine embroidery tips. also!

    • Ang
      May 18, 2010 at 1:10 pm
      #108

      Since I am a beginner, I was drooling over everything. Patterns, thread, machines, everything! Embroidery.com has anything you could possibly be looking for. Thanks for the resource!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:11 pm
      #109

      I would love to win all that gorgeous thread! And it even comes with it’s own organizer – cool!

      Smiles~
      Marilyn

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm
      #110

      I love the towels. I can’t wait to make a couple for my girls. I have a sample of Hemmingworth thread from a class I attended. I am drooling over the set. :-) Thanks a bunch for the neat idea.

    • Carrie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:12 pm
      #111

      Great episode! These are too perfect for all our summer swimming, and everyone can have there own personalized towel =)
      Those embroidery threads are amazing! Thanks for the great giveaway.

    • Jeri S
      May 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
      #112

      Thanks for sharing the coverup. Great idea and so easy.

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:13 pm
      #113

      I love their Dingo Kangaroo Kabinets – could I ever use one of these!

      Smiles~
      Marilyn

    • Beverly McKay
      May 18, 2010 at 1:16 pm
      #114

      This is a great episode!!!!!!!! I use Hemingworth thread and absolutely love it …this would be a great addition to my collection. I am going to make this towel for my grandson and for my two grandchildren on the way.

    • P Crum
      May 18, 2010 at 1:22 pm
      #115

      Thanks for all the tips. Always fun to watch.

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm
      #116

      Yummy yummy yummy thread!!

    • Joyce
      May 18, 2010 at 1:24 pm
      #117

      I love the idea of the Hemmingway thread and will be checking it out to see if they send to the U.K I will have to make several of the towels for all my grandchildren sounds a lot but mums and dads like the children to have two towels each for the children even on holiday

    • Rosalie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm
      #118

      I think I would like to make the beach towels for my granddaughters. I’m pretty sure they will love them. Also, I love your show.

    • jacqueline
      May 18, 2010 at 1:26 pm
      #119

      Love the towels! thanks for the great Ideas

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:27 pm
      #120

      Wow, I’d love to win that stash!

    • Kandi
      May 18, 2010 at 1:28 pm
      #121

      Love the hoodie towel. It’s perfect for a day at the pool!

    • Dempsey
      May 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm
      #122

      Great Idea!!! Thanks for all your hard work putting the shows together! xoxoxox

    • Nancy
      May 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm
      #123

      I love this little pouch idea, so cute!! Thanks for the darling idea!!

    • Susie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm
      #124

      Thanks for sharing the Embroidery.com website link. I loved everything! Too hard to pick one thing, but I am interested in a new sewing chair, always needing great threads, and who doesn’t want sewing supplies and crafting patterns. Threads look gorgeous and I am very intrigued by the drawer system!

    • Stephanie Miller
      May 18, 2010 at 1:29 pm
      #125

      OOOOOoooooo…i need that thread!!!! I love the hooded towels and have wanted to know how to make these for quite some time. thanks for sharing!!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:30 pm
      #126

      What a great selection in the store! I will certainly be ordering some of the embroidery patterns! Thanks for the links!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:31 pm
      #127

      I tweeted this giveaway @jojobean26!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm
      #128

      I love the hooded towel, my daughter’s family is headed to the beach on vacation in 3 weeks, I can’t wait to surprise the boys with the towels, and make a tote for the sunglasses and sun screen, also handy for the cell phone. I just went to the Hemmingway thread sight. Oh I am so excited, I have a embroidery machine, Yeah Grandma’s styling now, I wlll be 72 next thursday, but just learned how to do machine embroidery since I retired. And the Hemmingway thread, I can’t wait to try it, I get such tangles in my present thread, and was relieved to see it wasn’t any more expensive than what I use now. Thank you so much. I have 10 grandchildren who are going to be very happy.

    • jenny t
      May 18, 2010 at 1:32 pm
      #129

      oooh i just so look forward to your email link to the video when it comes, fills me with inspirations…and i sure could put that thread kit to use!!!

    • Beth Toney
      May 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm
      #130

      Beautiful things. Would love to do some of this myself using the thread and ideas you have. Great!

    • Carol Lusk
      May 18, 2010 at 1:33 pm
      #131

      just love this episode thanks for sharing and can’t wait to get started

    • Debbie
      May 18, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      #132

      I just love it!! Can’t wait to make one for my grandaughter and if I can find a smaller towel I will make one for my little grandson who is only 6 months old, he will be so cute!!

    • Marianne Morgan
      May 18, 2010 at 1:35 pm
      #133

      Loved the hooded towel. Always wanted to know how to do one. Thanks

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:36 pm
      #134

      Love this show. Can’t wait to make the beach cover up and pouch.
      Sandi

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:38 pm
      #135

      Another great idea for gifts & so easy. Thanks again

    • kelly heger
      May 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm
      #136

      I love this hooded towel tutorial! I can’t wait to start making them. I have just ordered my FIRST embroidery machine and cannot wait to get started. This thread would be a great bonus. LOVE THE SHOW!

    • Judy Cartwright
      May 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm
      #137

      These hooded towels are wonderful!! I’m going to make one for an upcoming baby shower!! Thanks for the idea!!

    • Stephanie Miller
      May 18, 2010 at 1:39 pm
      #138

      I just embedded your video in my Blog!!!!

    • Gloria Waddell
      May 18, 2010 at 1:40 pm
      #139

      I just love your shows they give me so many great ideas

    • Cathi T
      May 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      #140

      How cute! I have a nearly 2 year old granddaughter that loves to swim!

    • Lisa
      May 18, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      #141

      Love the beach cover up. This makes a great inexpensive Birthday gift or Friend gift. Something both that is one of a kind that the receiver will always remember.

    • tanya
      May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm
      #142

      One of my favorite things is machine embroidering now! I would love to make the hooded towel with some added personalization! The Thread would be a dream to win!

    • Judy Cartwright
      May 18, 2010 at 1:42 pm
      #143

      Ok, I posted it on my facebook page………sure to get some of my friends involved now!! :)

    • Olga Hernandez
      May 18, 2010 at 1:44 pm
      #144

      I enjoyed watching on how to make the tote. Sharing it with my daughter. Thank you.

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm
      #145

      Embroidery.com is Utopia for stitchers! I even found a cute machine embroidery pattern of a sewing machine that I can use to make something for myself for a change. : )

    • Jessica
      May 18, 2010 at 1:45 pm
      #146

      I love these towels. i have been making them for a while now. they make such fun gifts. I also love embroidery.com. I have never tried there thread. I will be soon. I have to untangle thread all the time. I am in love with the thread cover on the Hemingworth Thread. I will be getting some soon.

    • carol
      May 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
      #147

      Just wonderful!!! Can’t wait to make it for all the little ones around here*S* And I love Embroidery.com………the best place!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
      #148

      Awesome episode! Thanks for sharing this simple and inexpensive project! I am looking forward to giving this a try. We are going on a trip in a few weeks to Florida and I think by boys might have to have one:) Thanks again ladies!

    • Jessica
      May 18, 2010 at 1:47 pm
      #149

      posted episode 9 on facebook

    • Stephanie Miller
      May 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm
      #150

      Loved the BobbinSaver on embroidery.com!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:49 pm
      #151

      tweeted with a link
      http://twitter.com/amalgrover/status/14228598255

    • Megan
      May 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm
      #152

      Thanks for letting us know about embroidery.com! I have never heard of the Hemingworth brand!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm
      #153

      i would love to have the Brother Entrepreneur PR-650 (DST)…really cool machine!

    • Donna C
      May 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm
      #154

      Thanks so much for sharing. You have gotten me motivated to make personalized bath towels for all this summers childrens birthday gifts!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:52 pm
      #155

      Oooo I want!

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:54 pm
      #156

      I just posted this episode on my Facebook page!! (I almost want to keep your great ideas to myself and not tell anybody.)

    • May 18, 2010 at 1:57 pm
      #157

      OMG – I would love to win this! I admit, my embroidery machine has been collecting dust for the past few months – this would help get over that dry spell and get back to embroidery!

    • marlene chambers
      May 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm
      #158

      Can hardly wait to make several of the hooded bathtowels. They will make great baby gifts.

    • Doris
      May 18, 2010 at 1:58 pm
      #159

      I can’t wait to make the little purse for all my sewing girlfriends. Why couldn’t you carry all those items you need to “sit and sew something” as you go on a trip or picnic. I alway carry a project to do!!! The towel is going to be my next birthday present for my grandkids!

    • Louise Marsalko
      May 18, 2010 at 1:59 pm
      #160

      I like the hooded towels. the items on embroidery.com, way too many to pick just one love! I have tried those Hemingway threads, they are great threads.

    • Jackie Walton
      May 18, 2010 at 2:01 pm
      #161

      You ladies put a little sunshine in my day! I’m so looking forward to creating some of your hooded beach towels for my grandchildren!

    • Kiki The Flying Grandmother
      May 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm
      #162

      Great Episode! I have 6 small grandboys that will have ‘Pirate Theme’ Beachtowels! Thanks – Got to run now to the store for towels!!!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm
      #163

      Wow, love this episode and great giveaway..

    • Tammy
      May 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm
      #164

      OMG…Those towels are awesome and so very very simple…I can’t wait to make some..Yes I said some not one..I think I am gonna make them for my kidds and my lil neices as well. And the puch is awesome too. I was thinking I could line the pouch with some clear vinyl. Because my daughter that is 10 loves to take her cell phone everywhere. I am always worried when she brings it along to the pool so maybe if I put some vinyl in it it would make it a bit waterproof in case she dripped on it… Anyway cudos to another great great show with great and simple instructions fo ra wonderful useful project.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:02 pm
      #165

      I love the hooded towels at embroidery .com…

    • Tammy
      May 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm
      #166

      Oh yea I learned something new too from todays episode. i had never seen that embroidery double sided tape before. thank you for a wonderful product showcase…I gotta get some of that I hate to hoop ..I usually just pin everthing to the hooped stabalizer with large pins. Thank u…

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:04 pm
      #167

      Another cute project, I love the mouse towel! You guys are really making me want an embroidery machine!

    • marlene chambers
      May 18, 2010 at 2:05 pm
      #168

      Love all of the animal blanks you can ebroider.

    • Marianne Morgan
      May 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm
      #169

      Went to embrod.com and loved it . Bought 2 things and can’t wait for them to arrive Marianne

    • April Hurley
      May 18, 2010 at 2:07 pm
      #170

      I can’t wait to make these towels for all my nieces and nephews for our family beach trip this summer!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you so much for sharing these wonderful ideas!!!

    • Michelle
      May 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm
      #171

      The Summer Mouse Design can be found here:
      http://www.swakembroidery.com/info/featured-products/SWAK_ame_summermouseapplique.htm

      The entire Darling Mouse Set can be found here:
      http://www.swakembroidery.com/info/featured-products/SWAK_ame_darlingmouseset.htm

      Thanks for your comments!

    • Beth Toney
      May 18, 2010 at 2:08 pm
      #172

      I just watched the video. Lots of good information I am sure to use. Thanks

    • Jessica
      May 18, 2010 at 2:10 pm
      #173

      Well… if I could go back in time and really listen when my mom was trying to teach me how to sew! Next so that when my children were young, or even my grandchildren were, I could make these really cute towels! I live along the coast so spending time at the beach was wonderful. I still might make one of the washcloth totes, but using a hand towel instead for all the junk I need to carry to the beach but don’t care if they get wet. However, to make it water-proof, I could line it with heavy duty plastic sheeting! Then I wouldn’t worry so much if a bit of water got into it. I could add the ribbon to tie around my waist instead of around my neck…. wow….it just keeps getting better and better!

    • Shiela
      May 18, 2010 at 2:12 pm
      #174

      I am going to make these cute beach cover ups for my grandchildren. I gave my 5 year old grand daughter a little sewing machine for Christmas. When she comes over I am teaching her how to sew. Thanks for the cute beach tote idea. That will be our next project.

    • Judea
      May 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm
      #175

      I love these towels. My daughter used so many growing up. They really make the best shower and B-day gifts.

    • Shiela
      May 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm
      #176

      I am passing this website on to my daughter. She will love it.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:13 pm
      #177

      My kids always loved a new towel for summer and even when they wanted their favorite super hero -girly one –Icould still make it their own with the hoody with their name on it and put a quillow pocket to fold it up in and have a place for lotion/sunglass.

    • Shiela
      May 18, 2010 at 2:16 pm
      #178

      I have never heard of the Hemingworth Thread. I LOVE the containers they come in because I can’t stand all the loose ends of thread. I also like the idea of using the double sided tape for embroidery because I hate hooping. I am going to order some thread and the tape today.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm
      #179

      Wow! Love you girls!! You make all the tutorials wonderful. I want to do these especially for my grandkids and will. Thanks for a great job again!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:17 pm
      #180

      I just embedded your code on my facebook page. I am sure all my freinds will love the video as much as I did ….You should get a lot of new traffic to your site as well. I hope I win the thread..I go through tons of embroidery thread and i have never tried the Hemmingway threads . It does look like a very neat little packaging system that they use.

    • Tina
      May 18, 2010 at 2:19 pm
      #181

      HOw cite are these towels. I see them going to pool this summer AOLT.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:20 pm
      #182

      Just posted this episode on my blog as well. http://www.maisysplace.blogspot.com

    • Tina
      May 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm
      #183

      I just embedded into my facebook page.

    • GRISELDA ANTU
      May 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm
      #184

      WOW! You really made the hooded towel look super easy!!!

      and the threads…..WOW! I love the set up!

    • Laura Maravillas
      May 18, 2010 at 2:22 pm
      #185

      I made these for my kids when they were young and had forgotten what great gifts they make! I loved the tip on not hooping I too hate hooping great ideas, and that thread was amazing! So cute I look forward every week as to what is next!! Keep it up girls!!! Going to post this on face book!!

    • Trena
      May 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #186

      Really enjoy your show. Always so glad to see the posting in my email on Tuesday mornings. I have my second cup of coffee and enjoy. I also machine embroidery. It is addictive. Would love to own all that thread.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #187

      I’v3 always wanted to make these for my Grandkids, but now they are too big for them but will make one for my Great Niece. Loved the personalization and the mouse was so adorable. Thanks for sharing a great video tutorial.

    • Sandra
      May 18, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #188

      Loved this episode! What a cute idea to have these hooded towels on hand for when grandkids come over to swim or hot tub! And thank you especially for the idea about the double-stick embroidery tape…I’m getting LOTS of that for sure!

    • bobbie b
      May 18, 2010 at 2:27 pm
      #189

      love the towels, allway’s looking for new idea’s for the grandkids.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:28 pm
      #190

      Great giveaway- as always.

    • Tina
      May 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm
      #191

      I love the offering of classes on embroidery.com. They cheap ways to learn a new skill with your machine.

    • Maria Frase
      May 18, 2010 at 2:29 pm
      #192

      I love the little tote out of the washcloth! It will be so perfect when going to the pool for sunblock. It always seems to get lost in a the big bag of stuff I tote along. Now I can just let the kids carry it!! Thanks so much for sharing your great ideas!!

    • Bonnita
      May 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm
      #193

      That’s a great project! My nieces and nephews are going to love them as well.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:33 pm
      #194

      [...] Episode 9: A Trip to the Beach! How to Make a Hooded Bath Towel & Tote « The DIY Dish [...]

    • kathy
      May 18, 2010 at 2:34 pm
      #195

      oh wow! that thread has me drooling :) thanks for the fun videos and great prizes.
      singinsweet2002@yahoo.com

    • Janet
      May 18, 2010 at 2:38 pm
      #196

      The towels are adorable. I’ll be making them for the neighborhood kids!

    • Delia Hicks
      May 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm
      #197

      Episode 9 – Wonderful hooded beach towel and tote – use after child’s bath, too! One caution for the little tote – reduce the length of the strap to 10 – 12 inches so that it will fit around a child’s wrist only – the longer length could pose a dangerous problem to rambunctious children. http://www.embroidery.com is a great website not only for Hemmingworth thread and embroidery blanks, but for their education videos and projects.

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm
      #198

      I posted the video on my blog: http://prpldy15.blogspot.com/2010/05/hooded-towel-for-summer.html

    • Dolores
      May 18, 2010 at 2:39 pm
      #199

      This is my favorite project yet !!!! I am going to visit my grandchildren this week and I will definitely be bringing out this beach towel and tote !!!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:40 pm
      #200

      Cute and simple! My favorite crafts. This is definitely going to be on my list of gifts to make!!

    • Lynn
      May 18, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      #201

      Going to try to make a towel forsure..always wanted to and the thread looks amazing and be so wonderful to use on my projects. I’m anxious to order some double sided embroidery tape (never heard of it) because I also hate to hoop…..KIM…your necklace is so cool that you were wearing in this segment…hoping that might be what we’re going to make next time. I rubber stamp also, and kind of makes me think that is what it is…..GORGEOUS!

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:43 pm
      #202

      I love needle felting and really want one of these Pen Style Felting Needle Tool (8901 / F074295NM). I have the tool that holds 6 needles but need this one too.

    • Marg
      May 18, 2010 at 2:44 pm
      #203

      I love the simplicity of this hooded towel; what fun colours you could use ~ thk you for a very useful segment. Also love the Hemmingway threads, every embroider’s dream when it comes to threads & such lovely colours. Love the thought of it being contained in the protective cover, also the cap to help thread stay where it belongs & not tangled amongst other items or threads. Thank you for a great video.
      margjoff@shaw.ca

    • Brenda
      May 18, 2010 at 2:47 pm
      #204

      Get the kids starting to sew with this easy project!

    • Diana S
      May 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm
      #205

      This week was fantastic. I can think of so many uses for the washcloth pouch. And what a great idea for the hooded towel. It would be fantastic to make these towels for the older children, for their baths to beach wear. Great job ladies. Keep up the great ideas. Just can’t wait for the next idea.

    • June
      May 18, 2010 at 2:55 pm
      #206

      The double sided tape is a must for me….what a find! I am going to try this with beach towels. Thank you….

    • DiAnne
      May 18, 2010 at 2:56 pm
      #207

      This is SO clever! I have 9 grandchildren, so guess what I will be busy making!
      thank you so much for you wonderful show. This is a project that almost anyone
      can make! simple but wonderful! going to check out embroidery.com now!

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm
      #208

      This towel project has always been one of my favorite projects for baby showers! My daugher and my son each did one for a 4-H fair project years ago!!
      I just love embroidery.com! They have wonderful online classes and that Hemingworth thread is the best!! They carry 12wt thread for my serger crochet projects and I get all my thread there!! embroidery.com also sponsors ASG online webinars too!! LOVE them!!

    • DebbieKL
      May 18, 2010 at 2:57 pm
      #209

      I never thought I’d say thread was beautiful! :)

    • Lori
      May 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm
      #210

      My grandmother made a hooded beach towel for my son when he was little. She hand embroidered his name. Now I am going to try to make them for my grandchildren. Thanks!

    • dj
      May 18, 2010 at 2:58 pm
      #211

      this is so perfect for the grandkids to use at our pool.
      each can choose their very own design, what fun!

    • May 18, 2010 at 2:59 pm
      #212

      My son was watching the video with me and said that he NEEDS a hooded towel so I guess I will be making them for all my boys. I would love to win. The thread that is amazing, and a way to store it! Thanks for showing us such amazing products.

    • Anna
      May 18, 2010 at 3:03 pm
      #213

      What a great idea!! Can’t wait to make some for my grandchildren, and that mouse is the cutest. Thanks for more great creativity…..

    • Priscilla
      May 18, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      #214

      The towells are precious! I am going to visit and this will be a perfect present for my grandson who lives near the beach. Thanks for all your great ideas.
      Pris

    • Tina
      May 18, 2010 at 3:08 pm
      #215

      I love the hooded towel. So useful with the little ones!

    • Jacque
      May 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm
      #216

      I love the hooded towel. What a great gift idea.

    • Doreen
      May 18, 2010 at 3:17 pm
      #217

      the towels are super-makes a great summer gift for my 3 great grandbabies!

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm
      #218

      I will be trying out this project for sure! I have four children ranging in ages from 3 months to 8 years old. This towel would be much warmer and much more absorbant than the baby towels offered in the stores for my baby. It will also be great for my older ones at the pool. I Can’t wait to get started!

    • Tina
      May 18, 2010 at 3:18 pm
      #219

      I love embroidery.com. I haven’t seen the double sided tape yet, its a must have for anyone that loves to do machine embroidery!

    • Lisa
      May 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      #220

      I posted on FB! Thanks for the great easy instructions. I love to embroider towels I have made them for everyone but my own children, I need to get working.

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      #221

      RT on Twitter because who doesn’t need a drawer full of thread? Especially thread as beautiful as this!

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:20 pm
      #222

      I loved your show today! I’ve always wanted to make a hooded towel, but all my kids are grown and NO grandchildren :-( The good new is that my nephew’s wife is pregnant and I think a baby towel would be gresat for the baby! Thanks so much! Joyce

    • donna
      May 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm
      #223

      i am sharing this one for sure, a great gift for boys & girls.

    • Michelle Morris
      May 18, 2010 at 3:23 pm
      #224

      Can’t wait to make the hooded towels for EVERYONE. I knew it had to be easy. Thanks so much for sharing. And the tape is a must find. I’ve been using the spray adhesive and think the tape will be so much better.

    • kim
      May 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm
      #225

      great idea for when grandkids come to the lake!!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:24 pm
      #226

      This is the easiest and best looking hooded towel I have seen. I have sewn two other versions of it and this is the neatest. Cant wait to try it.

    • lorene nelson
      May 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm
      #227

      was very excited about the beach towel. i just started machine embroidering and have had a ball. have four great kids to sew for.keep up the great crafts

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:25 pm
      #228

      My grand babies are in for a beach towel treat!! Can’t wait to make them!!!!

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm
      #229

      Thank you so much for showing how to make these. I got one as a shower gift when my daughter was born ( 8yrs ago) and would love to make some for baby showers at church.

      I use the magna hoop on towels since I did not know about the tape, thanks for that hint I will share with all my friends.

    • Lily
      May 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm
      #230

      What a great idea, such cute towels…

    • Marie
      May 18, 2010 at 3:27 pm
      #231

      I’m going out today, I think I’ll stop and pick up a couple of towels and hand towels to make a couple of these for my grandson. He’ll love the hoods on these towels! This is a great idea and extremely easy.
      Mare

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:28 pm
      #232

      Just posted to my Facebook :)

    • Marilyn Strain
      May 18, 2010 at 3:31 pm
      #233

      These hooded towels make the most marvelous gift for a new baby.

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:37 pm
      #234

      I would love to win that thread! Cannot wait to try out making the towels!
      missy

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm
      #235

      Looking at the pictures you included of the kids holding the towels closed..how about using the other half of the hand towel for pockets INSIDE the towel. They could put their hands in the pockets to keep the towel closed as they wrap the towel around their body. Also, the washcloth tote is oerfect for an ipod. Put a buttenhole in the cloth prior to sewing together. The provides a space for the ear buds to slip through. I love to listen to books on tape when at the beach. This will keep my ipod clean, sand free and out of sight. Always love your ideas. Love embroidery.com as well and have taken several of thier e-classes. Hemingworth double sided tape is the best!

    • Nancy Kemp
      May 18, 2010 at 3:41 pm
      #236

      Is thereno end to your clever ideas? The grandkids are going to love these projects.

    • Nancy Kemp
      May 18, 2010 at 3:42 pm
      #237

      Is thereno end to your clever ideas? The grandkids are going to love these projects

    • Connie
      May 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm
      #238

      These threads are beautiful. It would be amazing to win. I really liked the show, I might do these for my grandsons.

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm
      #239

      These are just fantastic! I will definitely be making some for my kids (and probably every kid I know!) to snuggle up in after getting out of the swimming pool! The adorable mouse makes me wish I had an embroidery machine, but I am sure I will have a blast embellishing the towels in other ways. As always, thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us!

    • Jeaneleigh Clark
      May 18, 2010 at 3:48 pm
      #240

      This is a super quick project for beginning sewers and something for graduate gifts.

    • Michelle B.
      May 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm
      #241

      I just went to the Embroidery.com website… the stuffed animals are very cute!

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:51 pm
      #242

      That was a great show! I don’t have a blog, so I put it on facebook.
      http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000069365696#!/profile.php?id=100000069365696&ref=mf
      I also went and checked out the website and all the furniture is so nice and maybe someday. LOL
      I one thing I thought was really great and something I could actually afford was the Arrow Suzi storage cabinet. I am keeping my fingers crossed on this giveaway and will be checking back. That is so cool.
      Pattyjo

    • Jacqui
      May 18, 2010 at 3:52 pm
      #243

      What an adorable project. My grandaughters swim and this is the perfect project for grandma to make them.

    • Cheryl
      May 18, 2010 at 3:54 pm
      #244

      The towel is a great idea. I’m definitely making one for my grand-niece.

    • Cheryl
      May 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm
      #245

      I shared the link with my daughter so that she can check you out.

    • Patricia
      May 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm
      #246

      I have been in the process of collecting patterns and ideas for my upcoming new grandchild. Maybe your project idea would be great for children that are 2+ years old. Thank you for the project I will use it in the future. I wasn’t aware of the Hemingsworth line of thread – what a great idea to contain the thread reduce mess – love it. Would love to own that thread!!!

    • jackie
      May 18, 2010 at 3:57 pm
      #247

      fun giveaway and fun episode. thanks!

    • May 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm
      #248

      There’s so much to see at Embroidry.com! I think my favorite is the <a href="http://www.embroidery.com/product.asp?sid={DEF7AB8E-6782-4BF7-9441-552BB255DDE2}&EFID=1781&productsetid=108181&shopstop=1".Pixie table by Arrow Sewing Cabinets. Right now I have to use the kitchen table to sew on and the floor to cut my fabric on. It would be nice to have something to use that could do both and still be compact when I need to store it away. I share my craft room with Hubby and his computer, so my space is limited. The Pixie table is definitely going on my wish list!

    • Patricia
      May 18, 2010 at 3:58 pm
      #249

      I sent your episode 9 to 3 people I might have missed the first time I spread the great messages you convey.

    • Cheryl
      May 18, 2010 at 4:00 pm
      #250

      The sewing chair @Embroidery.com really caught my eye. It is definitely going on my wish list. I’ve also bookmarked the site because there are too many things of interest for only one visit.

    • Chris
      May 18, 2010 at 4:01 pm
      #251

      Hi! I’ve been working on making bath blankets for babies but hadn’t thought of a way to make one for my older GK’s. I think I will be going to the store soon to get some towels for them. For the baby bath blankets I added some cute embroidery designs and have purchased designs from Embroidery.com but haven’t tried the new thread. Would enjoy all those threads!

    • Raeleen
      May 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm
      #252

      Wow! Time to go towel shopping! I can’t wait to make these easy hooded towels! Thanks for another great show!!

    • Sirena D
      May 18, 2010 at 4:02 pm
      #253

      Super cute!! I can’t wait to make one! Thanks so much for another great episode

    • Raeleen
      May 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm
      #254

      I have been a long-time visitor to Embroidery.Com and you’re absolutely right! Amazing products and great deals! Thanks for showcasing their site!!

    • Donna
      May 18, 2010 at 4:03 pm
      #255

      Can you please tell me how to find the mouse design?
      Thank you, and I just love this towel.

    • Sirena D
      May 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm
      #256

      I’m completely obsessed with wool felting right now, So I will definitely be looking into buying some of my supplies from Embroidery.com Great Prices!
      Thanks again!
      Sirena

    • Patty Jensen
      May 18, 2010 at 4:04 pm
      #257

      These hooded towels are next on my project to give to my nephews for the end of school/start of summer celebration. Thanks!

    • Adeline
      May 18, 2010 at 4:08 pm
      #258

      I have made hooded towel before and was not successful. After watching you do it, I know where I went wrong. It looks so easy. I can’t wait to try again, the right way this time. Thanks for the show. I enjoy it every time.

    • Alicia Marzette
      May 18, 2010 at 4:09 pm
      #259

      I LOVE the little towel pouch. My 9 yr old son is begging to let him sew something so I think this will be his first project! Thank you for the idea.

    • Jen Olsen
      May 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm
      #260

      Love this. Well done ladies:)

    • Wendy Waner
      May 18, 2010 at 4:15 pm
      #261

      I did enjoy the beach towel project and will use it for a gift idea.
      Thanks,
      Wendy

    • Vivien Irvin
      May 18, 2010 at 4:16 pm
      #262

      Thank you for the extra tip on how to embroider on towels. I love the idea and will surely use them for many many gifts!

    • Melissa Brockett
      May 18, 2010 at 4:18 pm
      #263

      I have always loved the hooded towels. I received one as a gift a couple of years ago and my kids always fought over it!! Who knew they were so easy. I’ll definitely be making some to have on hand for baby showers.

    • Michelle T
      May 18, 2010 at 4:19 pm
      #264

      I love those lil bags! Going to make a few for my neices & nephews!

    • Melissa Brockett
      May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm
      #265

      I checked out Embroidery.com. Makes me wish even more I actually had an embroidery machine!! I did see a John Deere fat quarter bundle that I would love to have to make something for my little brother.

    • Michelle T
      May 18, 2010 at 4:20 pm
      #266

      Oh how I hate to hoop! I am off to get some of this double sided Embroidery Tape! Didn’t know they made that! Thanks for info alone.

    • Donna Sue
      May 18, 2010 at 4:21 pm
      #267

      Don’t forget to let us know about the MOUSE DESIGN,
      so I can make this for my Grand kids.
      Thanks so much

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm
      #268

      I absolutely love this idea. These would be great party favors for my daughter’s birthday pool party.

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:22 pm
      #269

      I LOVE these! And they are so easy to make:) I will be making these for sure:) By the way I love your shows, they are so inspiring!

    • melissa h
      May 18, 2010 at 4:29 pm
      #270

      this episode was great!love the towel ideas!

    • Anitar
      May 18, 2010 at 4:32 pm
      #271

      I absolutely love the projects this week! Thank you so much for doing the DIY ! It is such a fun way to learn new ideas and crafts :)

    • Pauline LaPLante
      May 18, 2010 at 4:33 pm
      #272

      I really love the hooded bath towel. I went to Embroidery.com and looked at all they have to offer. What is not to like. I just love all the set ups for the furniture where you have everything at your finger tips. ahh if I ever win the lottery?? lol

    • Ruth
      May 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      #273

      Great hooded towel, I made mine with 2 wash clothes sewn together instead of cutting the hand towel. Great for adults, too like the SR swim at the YMCA. Love the mini tote!

    • Nancy Madsen
      May 18, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      #274

      I would love to have the Hemingworth thread. Love your show!

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:37 pm
      #275

      Love the hooded towel idea. I can not wait to make these. They will be perfect for trips to the pool.

    • lisa m
      May 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm
      #276

      I love these ideas!! Can anyone tell me where this embroidery design came from? I’d love to use the same design on my towels. The mouse is sooo cute.

    • Diana Ross
      May 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm
      #277

      You lady’s are adorable and I loved watching your show! I can’t wait to make a hooded towel for my 4 month old granddaughter for bathtime and swimming! The tote bags will be a great gift for my older grandkids for when they go swimming and to the park this summer! Thank you so much for sharing all your ideas and hard work!

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:44 pm
      #278

      Great! My daughter needs a new one, she outgrew her little ones.

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:50 pm
      #279

      Tweet!
      http://twitter.com/PinkRayne

    • Michele
      May 18, 2010 at 4:51 pm
      #280

      So cute – great gift for my neises summer birthday!

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:53 pm
      #281

      These towels are so much fun! The embroidery is a great way to personalize them. I wish I had an embroidery machine! Thanks for the fun ideas you present.

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:54 pm
      #282

      The Control-A-Twist Thread Guide is pretty sweet!

    • Leigh-Anne Alexander
      May 18, 2010 at 4:55 pm
      #283

      Love the hooded towel idea! I’ll definitely be making this for my little one for the summer and probably some for gifts as well! Thanks for the idea and the opportunity to win that beautiful thread!

    • May 18, 2010 at 4:57 pm
      #284

      I checked out embroidery.com. It is a great website! I love the darling stuffed animals to embroider on. My favorite is the cow and the ladybug!. Their retail store is in my hometown and I love supporting our local businesses!

    • Nancy Madsen
      May 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm
      #285

      love the embroidery designs at embroidery.com! They have a lot that I’ve never seen anywhere else!! I am going to have to go shopping there!! Thanks for the tip!

    • Bonnie Patterson
      May 18, 2010 at 4:59 pm
      #286

      The hooded bath towel looks so easy and my grandaughter has been using her oler brothers when she comes to swim so now I can make her own and put her name or something cute on it to make it her own.

    • Ginger
      May 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm
      #287

      I’ve never tried this thread before. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. Great episode!

    • May 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm
      #288

      What a GREAT idea!! And I ADORE that mouse embroidery design. I am on the hunt for it on the site now.

    • May 18, 2010 at 5:01 pm
      #289

      The website is fantastic. Thank you for sharing it!!

    • Stacey
      May 18, 2010 at 5:02 pm
      #290

      Another great episode.

    • Stacey
      May 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm
      #291

      Shared this episode with a friend new to sewing.

    • Stacey
      May 18, 2010 at 5:03 pm
      #292

      Loved everything at embroidery.com – can’t decide what I need most

    • Marilyn
      May 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm
      #293

      I’ve been making hooded towels similar to this for years. (I recieved one as a gift when my oldest child was born — one of the best baby shower gifts). Love to add a name or other fun design with my embroidery machine.

    • Melissa
      May 18, 2010 at 5:04 pm
      #294

      I LOVE those towels! They are nicer, funner and cheaper to make than buying the ones in stores. I can’t wait to make them for my daughter.

    • Kim McGuire
      May 18, 2010 at 5:05 pm
      #295

      Love the projects….and love the thread!!!!!

    • Michelle
      May 18, 2010 at 5:06 pm
      #296

      The Summer Mouse Design can be found here:
      http://www.swakembroidery.com/info/featured-products/SWAK_ame_summermouseapplique.htm

      The entire Darling Mouse Set can be found here:
      http://www.swakembroidery.com/info/featured-products/SWAK_ame_darlingmouseset.htm

    • Sandi
      May 18, 2010 at 5:07 pm
      #297

      All the grandkids are getting these for the summer! Others are going to get them for Christmas later this year! I’ve been to Embroidery.com and they have great designs and ideas!

      Thanks again for a great show!

    • Garlynda
      May 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm
      #298

      Love the Hemingway threads, have used them and really like the sheen.

    • Jeannette
      May 18, 2010 at 5:10 pm
      #299

      Great show, great ideas!

    • Marilyn
      May 18, 2010 at 5:11 pm
      #300

      I visited embroidery.com — what an amazing resource! Would like to try the double stick embroidery tape, I don’t like to hoop items if I don’t have to. I checked out some of the embroidery designs. Some of those could be lots of fun to add to my collection.

    • brenda jones
      May 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm
      #301

      i just love the hooded towel. my daughter received one like that many years ago as a baby gift. i was
      trying to think of something to make our youth minister and his wife for a baby gift. what do you know
      i had purchased many towels at xmas sale so i now know what to do with them. i guess i better get started. thanks sooo much for your ideas i love them.

    • pye squire
      May 18, 2010 at 5:12 pm
      #302

      wow this was a easy project can not wait to do it and the thread giveaway well i am crossing my fingers
      Thank you
      Pye

    • Jane DiCicco
      May 18, 2010 at 5:15 pm
      #303

      I will definitely make this for my granddaughter. I especially liked the hint about the Hemingworth double-sided tape.

    • Lisa Nalean
      May 18, 2010 at 5:16 pm
      #304

      Wonderful towel wrap! Not just for the beach, but even for bedtime baths! Thanks for the episode.
      Hey, on your website, could you please change the turquiose font to a different color? It is really hard to see.
      Thanks!
      Lisa N

    • Tanya
      May 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm
      #305

      THis is a great show. I have some birthdays coming up for my little nephews and granddaughter so I will be making them all one. I have always wanted to make them but dont like the directions on the patterns. This is so easy and fast and then I can personalize them with their names on them. Thank you for the great tutorial. Love the wash colth idea also as my granddaughter likes purses so I will make her one for a purse she can carry around and play with.

    • Pat Hayrynen
      May 18, 2010 at 5:21 pm
      #306

      Thanks for inspiring me with your towel wrap and tote. What about that cell phone or MP3 player? They deserve a handsome tote similar to the tote you made today.

    • Debbie Samuelson
      May 18, 2010 at 5:22 pm
      #307

      Too stinking cute! My son would love one to wrap around him after getting out of PopPops pool (better get busy)…and Mommy would love to win the thread :)

    • Alex Butterfield
      May 18, 2010 at 5:22 pm
      #308

      Fun Project! Thanks for your fun weekly webisodes!

    • Pat Hayrynen
      May 18, 2010 at 5:28 pm
      #309

      I just visited Embroidery.com. What a great site for everything embroidery! The blank clothing can also be used for decorative painting. Thanks for introducing me to the site.

    • May 18, 2010 at 5:31 pm
      #310

      Wow i love your idea’s. i would love a chance to win the thread Caddy. What a great idea how to store all your thread. Thanks for the chance to win. I love these towels also.

    • Mindy
      May 18, 2010 at 5:34 pm
      #311

      The hooded towel idea is great for my 3 kids. I love the idea of embroidering their names on it so they can only use that towel! Hooray for less laundry!

    • May 18, 2010 at 5:35 pm
      #312

      Lovely! I have been meaning to make some hooded towels and now have an easy tutorial to follow!

    • LWP
      May 18, 2010 at 5:37 pm
      #313

      Love the variety of colors

    • jen
      May 18, 2010 at 5:38 pm
      #314

      the towels are so cute! i’d love to win that drawer of thread!!

    • LWP
      May 18, 2010 at 5:40 pm
      #315

      At embroidery.com somekind of sewing table would be a big help

    • Chiara Aldridge
      May 18, 2010 at 5:41 pm
      #316

      Cute Stuff! Love all the ideas. Now to decide how many to make. Hehehe.

    • Amy
      May 18, 2010 at 5:42 pm
      #317

      I love it! I have been wanting to make these. Being a visual person, watching you do it so easily has inspired me. Thank you!

    • May 18, 2010 at 5:44 pm
      #318

      The threads are to die for !
      I am still drooling!
      Please enter me in the drawing:-)
      Liz

    • Dianna Carter
      May 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm
      #319

      I have been sewing for over 50 years and this show that you just did has inspired me to keep sewing. I cannot wait to do this project. Thank you so much for your show. You have made this so easy to do. Keep up the good work. Embroidery.com will be my next place to shop.

    • Cynthia D.
      May 18, 2010 at 5:45 pm
      #320

      WOW! LOVED THIS EPISODE!! I have an embroidery machine that I do not use! This makes me want to dust it off and use it!!! Can’t wait to try out your GREAT IDEAS!!! The Hemingworth Thread covers are ingenious!! I would love to WIN their products!!! THANKS FOR ANOTHER GREAT WEBISODE! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!

    • Amy
      May 18, 2010 at 5:47 pm
      #321

      I would definitely love to get some supplies from embroidery.com. I am in need of some good thread and some bobbins. :-)

    • May 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm
      #322

      Once again another great idea !! My new grand-baby will have all cute things because of all your great ideas…i will do a beach towel soon..we have a pool and this will be perfect for her !! I also have twin nephews that will enjoy !! thanks the thread looks great too…just might get me some.

    • Barbara Trevouledes
      May 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm
      #323

      Love the mouse embroidery. Thanks for the tips on embroidering on towels.

    • Karen
      May 18, 2010 at 5:52 pm
      #324

      I made matching robes for my boys (about 15yrs ago) out of towels they were so adorable in those robes. thanks for bringing back those memories.

    • jen
      May 18, 2010 at 5:53 pm
      #325

      The little totes would be great for carrying a bottle of water too. love it!

    • Ellen
      May 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm
      #326

      Love the project! You always have such great ideas.

    • Connie
      May 18, 2010 at 5:55 pm
      #327

      How cute! I also love the mouse! I’m going to have to make these for my grandchildren and think this would also be a nice addition to a baby set to wrap baby up in after a bath.

    • Tammy Coveney
      May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      #328

      Love this website ! Your ideas inspire me to be more creative!

    • Jeanne Urquhart
      May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      #329

      Very Cute! I can already see my granddaughter’s smile when she unwraps her towel. Thanks for the very clever ideas. She is four, and in love with purses of any kind. She will love the matching bag for all her small treasures she cant seem to leave home without. I enjoy your videos.

    • Heather Stewart
      May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      #330

      I love this show and look forward to seeing what the girls have each week. I think these girls are so cute and funny and enjoy listening to them chat. I would love to see them on a TV program.

    • Sharon Shear
      May 18, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      #331

      Thanks for the video. I plan on making hooded towels for my “water bug” grandchildren. The towels will certainly come in handy this summer since my kiddies spend a lot of time in the pool while grandma crafts!
      Thanks again for the video…

      Sharon

    • Judy Chaffee
      May 18, 2010 at 5:58 pm
      #332

      LOVE the simple yet very cute towel!!! I will be making one for my two nieces, and one nephew within the week! Every child loves to have their name on what is their own!!!
      Keep up the good work you two!
      Judy

    • Amanda
      May 18, 2010 at 5:59 pm
      #333

      I love to embroider. I have not used Hemingworth thread before. I guess I will have to get some and try it, or maybe by chance win it… I will have to make some of the totes and beach towels for the grandbabies! I really like these ideas! Thank you for sharing!

    • Amy
      May 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm
      #334

      Love the video. I will be making one of those for my grandson.

    • May 18, 2010 at 6:02 pm
      #335

      I have been explaining to my 8 yr. old grandaughter the basics of sewing and this hooded towel and tote I believe will be the perfect project for her first sewing experience.

    • Chiara Aldridge
      May 18, 2010 at 6:04 pm
      #336

      I would get the mega rack organizer for thread. I need to organize my sewing supplies before I can get more.

    • May 18, 2010 at 6:05 pm
      #337

      Love the little towel tote bag!

    • Debbie
      May 18, 2010 at 6:06 pm
      #338

      I have been making hooded towels for years, but with a different hood. Yours is very simple and I cannot wait to try it. I love the embroidered touches!

    • Kim Santre
      May 18, 2010 at 6:10 pm
      #339

      what great fun! I have 4 granddaughters who all go to the pools 2 in San antonio and 2 in ILL. I cAN’T WAIT TO GET STARTED.i WOULD LOVE TO USE THE EMBROIDERY PART OF MY MACHINE. i’M SO EXCITED TO DO THIS!!! i THINK i WILL USE AN OVERSIZED WASHCLOTH SO i CAN ADD A SMALL INNER POCKET(LEFTOVER FABRIC) IN THE PURSE FOR MY DAUGHTER SO SHE CAN PUT HER DRIVERS LICENSE IN THERE. THEN SHE WON’T HAVE TO CARRY A WALLET. aLSO IT WILL HOLD HER CELL PHONE,KEYS, MONEY AND SUNGLASSES AND THE GIRLS CAN EACH HAVE ONE ALSO. i HAVE NEVER SEEN EMBROIDERY THREAD INCASED WHAT A FANTASTIC IDEA. AND THE COLOR CHART HOW GREAT!! WHt a great way to bring in the summer season!

    • Lisa
      May 18, 2010 at 6:12 pm
      #340

      Love the hooded towel, looks so easy to make. I will be making one this week for a weekend birthday party!

    • Lori
      May 18, 2010 at 6:14 pm
      #341

      I love the hooded towels and am going to try a make one with a bath sheet for my “big” kid who’s on a swim team. Thanks again for another great project!

    • Shawnee Fischer
      May 18, 2010 at 6:15 pm
      #342

      Totally love this weeks episode…I had heard that these bath towels were so easy…just never dared to do one…but I will definately be making these for the whole family for our trailer. One towel for everyone that can hang up! Thanks so much for sharing a wonderful and easy idea!

    • Shawnee Fischer
      May 18, 2010 at 6:17 pm
      #343

      Shared this fun video and blog with my facebook friends… thanks so much! I hope they love it as much as I do!

    • May 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm
      #344

      Neat projects!!! I’d love to win this Giveaway. :)

    • May 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm
      #345

      2. I love the idea Gallery they have on the site. :)

    • Anna Marie
      May 18, 2010 at 6:20 pm
      #346

      I love the way you suggested using tape to keep the strap inside of the stitch lines!

    • Shawnee Fischer
      May 18, 2010 at 6:22 pm
      #347

      I love the thread card…if only I had made my grosgrain ribbon swatches this way..so much easier to have the colors on the side of the card! If I could have anything from this website..it would have to be either..a sewing table for all my machines…or some new digitizing software so I can learn to digitize my own stuff! Thanks so much!

    • May 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm
      #348

      what a great episode again! Love the washing cloth saver…

    • Anna Marie
      May 18, 2010 at 6:23 pm
      #349

      I love the DMC Stitch Bow Floss Holder….you can load your floss right on there and it keeps it so nice! Great products over there at Embroidery.com!

    • Anna Marie
      May 18, 2010 at 6:24 pm
      #350

      I share your projects with all of my FB friends by being a fan of your FB page!

    • Catherine
      May 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm
      #351

      Oooh, I am so coveting that neato torpedo embroidery drawer thread holder thingy — that’s genius!

    • Nancy Hamblin
      May 18, 2010 at 6:25 pm
      #352

      Adorable!!! Will definately be making the hooded towels for grandkids! and for baby shower gifts!

    • Jennifer
      May 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm
      #353

      I have several baby gifts that I need to prepare and this is a great idea for them! Loved the website as well.

    • Melissa
      May 18, 2010 at 6:28 pm
      #354

      I always love watching the DIY Dish. I get so many helpful ideas. I love making things as oppsed to buying in terms of gifts. My twins are turing 5 on the 26th and they are going to be getting hooded towls for their birthday. What a great inexpensive idea. Keep the ideas coming please!!!

    • Chiara Aldridge
      May 18, 2010 at 6:29 pm
      #355

      Told a friend about this give away.

    • Sandra
      May 18, 2010 at 6:32 pm
      #356

      I love these hooded towels!

    • Patty
      May 18, 2010 at 6:35 pm
      #357

      I will be making one (or a few ) of these for sure!!! Thanks for the great ideas =)

    • Sandra
      May 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm
      #358

      Wow! What a great website. Thanks for sharing!

    • Melinda Goodman
      May 18, 2010 at 6:47 pm
      #359

      I keep adding to my wish list!

    • Meghan B.
      May 18, 2010 at 6:48 pm
      #360

      Will be making these for swim team. Cute, cute, cute.

    • Meghan B.
      May 18, 2010 at 6:49 pm
      #361

      Just emailed this link to my other crafty friends.

    • Carrie Johnson
      May 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm
      #362

      Love the hooded towels. Will be making these for my daughters’ friends when they come over for the beach.

    • Carrie Johnson
      May 18, 2010 at 6:59 pm
      #363

      Shared this giveaway with my mom.

    • Lynne
      May 18, 2010 at 7:02 pm
      #364

      I will be making 9 hooded towels and pouches for all of my grandchildren. Great idea!!

    • Lynne
      May 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm
      #365

      I’ve been looking for a new sewing chair and will be ordering one from Embroidery.com. Thanks so much!

    • Lynne
      May 18, 2010 at 7:03 pm
      #366

      I have sent an email with the giveaway to all my daughters!

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:05 pm
      #367

      Thank you for a wonderful DIY Dish episode. These hooded towel projects are something I will indeed try for some little people in my family.

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:09 pm
      #368

      Wish I had known how simple it is to make a hoody towel when my girlies were little! We may be making a slew of these for Christmas gifts! Thanks so much for your fun show!

    • Carrie Johnson
      May 18, 2010 at 7:10 pm
      #369

      Would really like to have one of those thread racks to organize my growing supply of thread.

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:12 pm
      #370

      Who wouldn’t I want to make a hooded towel for?! okay maybe adults ;) but I could make the pocket sling for them! ;)

    • Renee Pasich
      May 18, 2010 at 7:13 pm
      #371

      What an adorable idea! Living in the Pacific Northwest, these will be very popular!

    • Lisa K
      May 18, 2010 at 7:15 pm
      #372

      Thanks for another great project idea! We do a lot of play dates at the fountains and also live near the beach, so this is going on my “to do” list!

    • SallyW
      May 18, 2010 at 7:18 pm
      #373

      I went and looked around the web site and found a lot of things I want to order especially the tape you mentioned. Love It. I will be making this for my granddaughter and doing embroidery on them now that I know the towel sandwich. Thank You.

    • Cindy Child
      May 18, 2010 at 7:21 pm
      #374

      Loved the project! It will be so much fun for grandchildren’s summer brithday presents. I also love Embroidery.com. I have purchased some of there designs and have had so much fun with them and giving them as gifts. I am always happy with new tips since I have only had my machine for a couple of months. Glad to find out that I have options besides hooping, referring to the double sided tape. Thanks for your ideas and fun projects.

    • Gail Beam
      May 18, 2010 at 7:24 pm
      #375

      Love your cute beach towels with the hood and all of the cute ideas to decorate them. The little pouch is a fun way for everyone to keep necessary items in for the pool. Embroidery.com is a great website and I have purchased from them in the past. Their service and products are wonderful.
      Gail

    • Marietta
      May 18, 2010 at 7:25 pm
      #376

      Wow, what a thrill to hear my name mentioned today in Episode 9. Thank you for reading my ideas for the doggie brown paper basket last week. I feel like a celebrity today! Marietta

    • Marietta
      May 18, 2010 at 7:27 pm
      #377

      I shall make the beach pouch today for Myself, as I go to the beach
      at least once a week here in Florida. Your tutorials are wonderful.
      Keep up the good work.

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm
      #378

      I teach beginners sewing classes and I am so excited about using this as a project for my girls!! What a great idea! Thanks so much!

    • Marietta
      May 18, 2010 at 7:28 pm
      #379

      Embroidery.com is best loved by this embroidery enthusiast for their high
      quality products, and also the educational classes such as American Sewing Guild.
      Keeping my fingers crossed to win that thread drawer! Oh my!

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:34 pm
      #380

      Love these ideas! I don’t have an embroidery machine, but I think adding some fabric shapes and zig-zagging around them would be CUTE! The little tote is a perfect beginner project!

      Thanks again for another great week!

    • Holly
      May 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm
      #381

      Such a cute idea!!! I’m going to make them for the bathroom and the pool! And the thread looks amazing!

    • cathy
      May 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm
      #382

      You always find great ways of turning everyday things into extraordinary gifts that are so very useful! Wow. You’ve impressed me big time. Thanks!

    • Patti
      May 18, 2010 at 7:41 pm
      #383

      Thanks for all the cute projects and giveaways. I’m heading over to check out their site right now!

    • Carol A.
      May 18, 2010 at 7:44 pm
      #384

      Just posted to my Facebook wall!

    • Carol A.
      May 18, 2010 at 7:45 pm
      #385

      I am going to make these for my 4 grandchildren! Wish I had an embroidery machine!

    • Darlette
      May 18, 2010 at 7:48 pm
      #386

      Wow I love it.. I had made some of that towels before for my children and friends and they are wonderful, even do I learn something new today about that spools of thread and the tape to place and embroider that is amazing. I love to embroider and that is a big pain to me. Off course I will love to have more thread Machine embroidery is addictive LOL!!!

    • Carol A.
      May 18, 2010 at 7:49 pm
      #387

      So many things on the embroidery.com website! As I was browsing through I designed my dream sewing room! But I really enjoyed the selection of embroidery patterns!

    • Kathleen Haselhorst
      May 18, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      #388

      Love the towel and bags, great 4-H sewing project! I soooo want an embroidery machine. Will have to hint around to hubby for my birthday. Thanks so much!!

    • Whitney
      May 18, 2010 at 7:52 pm
      #389

      I would love to win the thread! Thanks for the hooded towel tutorial. I have always wondered how to make them!

    • Stephanie Brakensiek
      May 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm
      #390

      The hooded towels have been on my “To Do” list forever! I love them. A friend of mine made two sets for my twins when they were born. They are five now and still love their hooded towels. I would love to have a stash ready to go for shower gifts and birthday gifts. Now that you reminded me of them I will have to move them to the top of the “To Do” list!!!!!

    • Alice
      May 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm
      #391

      You ladies are the greatest when it comes to ideas for crafting. I especially love the mini tote for the beach. Thanks for sharing your projects with us.

    • Whitney
      May 18, 2010 at 7:53 pm
      #392

      I just emailed this link to my friends who have been interested. One of them remembers you both from Ricks and wanted to see your great webcast!

    • May 18, 2010 at 7:54 pm
      #393

      I also hate to hoop when I embroidery so I will be ordering that from Embroidery.com for sure. I always learn something new and fun with each episode!

    • Whitney
      May 18, 2010 at 7:56 pm
      #394

      I just went over to the embroidery.com website. They have everything! My mom has an embroidery machine, so I would love to do some classes from the website to learn to use it! Thanks!

    • Darlette
      May 18, 2010 at 8:03 pm
      #395

      I just visit the embroidery.com web and is amazing i like they have everything for sewing and embroidery thanks for showing.

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:05 pm
      #396

      Very cute and easy towels, thanks so much. I look forward to every episode!

    • Kimberly Clemons
      May 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm
      #397

      Thanks for the great instructions… I love cute AND useful projects!!

    • Cary
      May 18, 2010 at 8:11 pm
      #398

      what a clever idea to use for towels, so easy and fun personalize!!!!!

    • Kimberly Clemons
      May 18, 2010 at 8:13 pm
      #399

      I just linked to this video on my facebook page!

    • Pam Latham
      May 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm
      #400

      Thank you for this video. I’m going to make all my small grand children one.
      Keep up the great inspirations!
      I also hate to hoop!

    • Kimberly Clemons
      May 18, 2010 at 8:15 pm
      #401

      I just checked out embroidery.com … I really like their precut embroidery stabilizer sheets… it would be so much faster to use those for my embroidery projects!!

    • Pam
      May 18, 2010 at 8:18 pm
      #402

      I have sent all my friends your site! Have had alot of responses on it!

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:19 pm
      #403

      Thanks for sharing the great idea of making this cute hooded towel. I’m going to make one for my granddaughter and my greatnephew.

    • Elizabeth
      May 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm
      #404

      I love this idea! I must look into buying an embroidery machine!

    • Sirena D
      May 18, 2010 at 8:20 pm
      #405

      Hey guys you said to tell a neighbour, and that’s just what I did.
      She was asking me about some quick crafts she could do with her tween niece’s when they come to visit, So I told her about you guys and the DIY DISH. She said she can’t wait to check it out!
      Thanks again, I’m off to try the hooded towel.
      my fingers are crossed!
      looking forward to next weeks jewelry episode…..

    • Tami
      May 18, 2010 at 8:26 pm
      #406

      These towels are adorable. I think I’m going to make one for my daughter who is on the high school swim team. I’ll use a very large beach towel and do it in school colors. She’ll love it after practices.

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm
      #407

      I truly l-0-v-e this idea! I’m needing a baby shower gift and this kind of thing would be perfect! :) I really like your little pouch idea too…ingenious!

    • Donna Cowan
      May 18, 2010 at 8:33 pm
      #408

      Again, another great project show. Love the washcloth bag-be a great project for my 11 yr old DGD to make. Thanks again.

    • K. Prevallet
      May 18, 2010 at 8:34 pm
      #409

      I can’t wait to make this for my 14mo old. As a swim instructor I go through so many towels on a daily basis. It’s about time I made some cute ones for myself and my doodlebug. I can just see a cute red one with some amazing fabric binding around the hood. Thanks for the inspiration each week!

    • Kim
      May 18, 2010 at 8:41 pm
      #410

      I LOVE this project – I have been wanting to make these for my kids and your instructions just made it easier! I would also LOVE to win the thread!

    • May 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm
      #411

      I mentioned you on FB…

      AND…Twitter! :D

    • Crissy G.
      May 18, 2010 at 8:43 pm
      #412

      LOVE your projects! So much fun and easy to do. I love to take them around with me on my ipod and sew sew sew! This “Beach Towel” Idead is GREAT! living in FL it is a MUST for everyone! And one never runs out of beach towels to make stuff out of :) Im posting this on my Facebook page!

    • TInaS
      May 18, 2010 at 8:48 pm
      #413

      Thanks for the demo–I will have to try that double stick tape–looks like a great aid. Good work.

    • Melissa
      May 18, 2010 at 8:55 pm
      #414

      I was curious about the double sided tape so looked at it on embroidery.com, and I can’t wait to try it, but it is on backorder. I guess I will have to wait for it to come in. :(

    • Melissa
      May 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm
      #415

      This episode was great, and came at the perfect time for me. I have a 2 yr. old, 1 yr. old, and a newborn that these will be great for, especially because we will be going to N.C. and staying on the beach. I will have to look for towels big enough for my 11 & 9 yr old girls.

    • Wanda Copier
      May 18, 2010 at 8:58 pm
      #416

      Clever, clever…… someday I will have grandkids to spoil with this stuff….. in the meantime….. I would LOVE The caddy!

    • Carolyn Hutchinson
      May 18, 2010 at 9:00 pm
      #417

      Another fabulous idea! Thanks for the wonderful crafts.

    • Andrea
      May 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm
      #418

      Your shows get better each week and this week show is perfect for this time of year. I have a couple of gifts to make and this will be perfect. Can’t wait to get over to embroidery.com and check out that tape (although the post before mine says it is on back order). I’ve never tried Hemingworth thread, but it looks like it will be fabulous. Crossing my fingers and toes!

    • Chris DuPuis
      May 18, 2010 at 9:03 pm
      #419

      What a great project for my grandchildren!
      Can’t wait to make one for them.
      Chris

    • Chris DuPuis
      May 18, 2010 at 9:10 pm
      #420

      The double sided tape is what I want .I hate to hoop!

    • Angie
      May 18, 2010 at 9:11 pm
      #421

      Loved the towels. I have made these for baby gifts but i used a wash cloth instead of cuting a hand towel. But with bigger kids i could see useing the larger hand towels. I just might have to look into that for my neices for they are going to be taking swimming lessons soon. The 2 minute countdown though i think was my favorite. I can not wait to try it out.

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:12 pm
      #422

      My Grandchildren would love these hoodies when they go to their swimming lessons or just swimming. A really fun project that I can be creative with. Thank you

    • Carole
      May 18, 2010 at 9:16 pm
      #423

      Wow! Thanks for introducing me to embroidery.com. I could spend hours on their website. Also, thanks for another great episode–a wonderful gift for grandbabies.

    • K Decker
      May 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm
      #424

      This is a cute little hooded towel. I love the embroidery on it.

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:21 pm
      #425

      WOW! The embellishment possibilities are endless for this project. I just did some infant sized ones, and now with your directions I can make them for my Grandson who is six. I have drooled over the Hemmingworth Thread collection for a long time, so I hope I’m the lucky winner! Embroidery.com is one of my favorite sports. If you need something for sewing or embroidery, they have it. As usual, you girls spark my creativity gene. Thanks for another job well done. ONE ADDITION I would make to the hooded towle project is to add hanging loop where the hood is sewn together, then it might be hung up to dry before the kids run off to more fun (we can always hope).

    • Anita
      May 18, 2010 at 9:24 pm
      #426

      Great project and so-o-o easy. I’m going to make one for each of my 4 grandbabies. Keep them coming! I just love to watch the two of you. You are both so adorable.

    • diana
      May 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm
      #427

      I love these ideas!!! I see some fun towels in my future!! The things I could embelish with pretty thread!!! Love seeing all the ideas you guys have!! such inspiration!!
      Diana

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:25 pm
      #428

      I love this project!! I have tried making these before and the directions you have are so simple and I love the way you use the finished edges. I still use these for my 5 year old bath and I also use them when I give my small dogs baths it helps to wrap them up in the towels. Thank you for all your easy and fun projects!!!

    • Emma
      May 18, 2010 at 9:27 pm
      #429

      This will be the perfect favor for my nephews, two of them, pool parties. Thank you for the delightful project.

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm
      #430

      I visited Embroidery.com and just as you said there are lots of items to consider. A great site.

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:32 pm
      #431

      The hooded towels would be so cute for my grandkids when they come over to use the hot tub!

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:39 pm
      #432

      I went to embroidery.com and looked around. I love their kangaroo cabinets; how great would it be to have everything you need at arm’s reach, all organized and handy! And the thread colors are just gorgeous!

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:45 pm
      #433

      The hooded towel from Episode #9 is a “sew” simple project and I have 3 grandsons who love the beach. Could you tell me where the mouse embroidery design came from? Thank you.

    • Deborah
      May 18, 2010 at 9:46 pm
      #434

      I’ve made these hooded towels. Now I’m going to make a tote to put the towel in to give away for gifts to family and friends. They are wonderful for the pool, beach, or lakes. Everybody seem to like them and enjoys receiving a personalized gift if their names are put on them. Keep up the great work on your show.

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:48 pm
      #435

      WELL THE LOVE THE SHOWS AND WATCH THEM EACH WEEK
      THE IDEAS ARE SO GREAT AND SO EASY TO FOLLOW, I AM A FAN
      THE HOODED TOWEL WILL BE GREAT TO MAKE A SMALL BABY HOODED BATH TOWEL FOR MY NEW G-GRANDBABY DUE IN JULY,
      I HAVE A VIKING AND BOUGHT THE AMAZING BOX TO START EMBROIDERY, YOUR CLASSES ON THAT SUBJECT ARE SO HELPFUL, I AM JAZZED
      THANKS AND I WILL BE HERE WEEKLY AS WELL AS SHARE YOU IN MY QUILT GROUPS ONLINE
      DIANE

    • May 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm
      #436

      This is really cute and practical…thanks

    • gracie
      May 18, 2010 at 10:00 pm
      #437

      Fantistic. my grandchildren are starting there swiming events IM gonna make them some and embroidery the names on them .and make the tote bag and applya pice of clear vingle so when they put there towel in it it wont wet the outside so id better go and get my towels see you Gls later.

    • Deborah K
      May 18, 2010 at 10:02 pm
      #438

      Ooh, I can’t wait to make these for my girls!

    • Debbie Weiler
      May 18, 2010 at 10:11 pm
      #439

      I loved this episode! I need to make a bunch of these towels for my grandkids and some of those pouches. I think that pouch would be nice with a bar of soap in it. I think you could slip your hand in that pouch and would be great for a shower. I think I’ll head over to Embroidery.com and check out some of that thread, it looks awesome.

    • May 18, 2010 at 10:16 pm
      #440

      Love your idea for hooded bath towel and tote. It will be a fun gift for my new grand babies.
      Enjoy your informative classes.

    • Vicky
      May 18, 2010 at 10:21 pm
      #441

      Another absolutely wonderful episode. I’m going to make my younger grandkids those for the summer. They will love them. I’ve got to tell you that I love embroidery.com I have purchased many items from them both online and at there store here in Logan. I purchased a few spools of Hemingworth thread for some projects I was working for Christmas and fell in love with it, so as I have needed to replace colors I have bought Hemingworth to replace my other embrodery thread spools. I love how you keep coming up with these great ideas that are easy and fun to do. You are both wonderful. Would love the thread set.

    • Gen
      May 18, 2010 at 10:23 pm
      #442

      Great idea- the kids LOVE to play in the water, but then get cold so fast. This will help warm then up.

    • Rickimoo
      May 18, 2010 at 10:28 pm
      #443

      With Summer on the way, these towels will be a great item to keep around the pool at home too. Kids always getting a new towel everytime they get wet. Their name on it will keep that from happening.
      Would love to win the thread collection from Hemingworth.

    • Gen
      May 18, 2010 at 10:29 pm
      #444

      I checked out embroidery.com- what interested me most was the hardanger- I’d never heard of it, except in reference to the hardanger fiddle.

    • Rickimoo
      May 18, 2010 at 10:33 pm
      #445

      Went and looked at Embroidery.com and love the stack and store for your bobbins. Great idea.

    • May 18, 2010 at 10:35 pm
      #446

      The hooded beach towels are so cool and wonderfully easy. I have never seen the double sided tape used for hooping fabric for embroidery before. This is definitely a tip I will try.

    • Kathy
      May 18, 2010 at 10:41 pm
      #447

      I have made hooded towels but your way is so much easier….thanks

    • Jaye
      May 18, 2010 at 10:46 pm
      #448

      Darling towel and adorable little tote!

    • May 18, 2010 at 10:49 pm
      #449

      Loved the tips, can’t wait to make some for my grandkids.

    • Deb
      May 18, 2010 at 10:52 pm
      #450

      Creativity was served! I enjoy making hooded towels for children & baby gifts, but the little bag is adorable & what an easy accesory to put with the towel gift. Thanks again, oh yes & I could really use the thread as I have more than one embroidery machine. My boys used to say that they collected hocky cards, Mom collects thread, lol.

    • Wendy Tregay
      May 18, 2010 at 10:52 pm
      #451

      Cute towel! I’ll have to make one for my son.

    • Mary Jennings
      May 18, 2010 at 10:55 pm
      #452

      It is the most simple thing to make and can be used forever.

    • May 18, 2010 at 10:57 pm
      #453

      I LOVE new ideas! I also love how you repurposed the washcloths! That was great!

    • Sharleen
      May 18, 2010 at 10:58 pm
      #454

      Watching is so much fun

    • Debbie
      May 18, 2010 at 10:59 pm
      #455

      Loved the beach towel and tote!! Can’t wait to try one! Loved the thread from you show today. Can’t wait to go the embroidery.com. Tangled embroidery thread drives me crazy! Can’t wait to check their website out. Thanks for all of the great info!!!

    • Melanie
      May 18, 2010 at 11:01 pm
      #456

      I love hooded towels! They really are easy peasy =) I like the little washcloth bag. You could also use the other half of the hand towel if you didn’t have a use for it. Love the elastic hairband for the loop for the button closure. Great repurposing.

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:01 pm
      #457

      I just love the washcloth purse/bag. My daughter is wanting to sew, I think this would be perfect. Thanks so much

    • Sharleen
      May 18, 2010 at 11:01 pm
      #458

      Wish you had a pdf file just to remember the ideas. Thanks

    • Sharleen
      May 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm
      #459

      Enjoy the embroidery designs on embroidery.com

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:02 pm
      #460

      I have posted this on my blog. Thanks

    • Linda Harris
      May 18, 2010 at 11:04 pm
      #461

      I like the embrod designs. I am waiting the 2nd arrival of my new embrod machine 1st one was broke yikes. Thanks ladies for this wonderful tutorial off to make one or two.

    • Chris Lawson
      May 18, 2010 at 11:17 pm
      #462

      Loved your episode today and what amazing threads – love the covers on them and no more tangles!!!

    • Heather H
      May 18, 2010 at 11:23 pm
      #463

      What another episode. I would love a thread caddy! No more mess!

    • Kristine Marie
      May 18, 2010 at 11:36 pm
      #464

      Wow, what a great idea. I can’t wait to make one. Great Job again!! Thank You for your time and inspiration every week. You both have really opened my eyes to my inner crafter..

    • Martha Hughes
      May 18, 2010 at 11:38 pm
      #465

      I love the hooded towel and wqshcloth tote. Thanks so much for sharing with everyone.

    • Brandi
      May 18, 2010 at 11:43 pm
      #466

      This was a way cute and cheap idea, fun for the kids and even the adults. thank you for the great idea! can’t wait to see whats next.

    • Lisa B
      May 18, 2010 at 11:47 pm
      #467

      I just love the hooded towel and it’s so easy! I will be making several of these. Thanks for sharing~

    • May 18, 2010 at 11:48 pm
      #468

      The hooded towels make me crave summer so bad!

    • Karen
      May 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm
      #469

      Never heard of this thread before, but it is beautiful! I don’t have an embroidery machine, but I could use the thread anyway. Thanks.

    • Mona
      May 18, 2010 at 11:54 pm
      #470

      These are the greatest gift…the kids really love them and they are so deceptively easy! Thanks for sharing.

    • Jane T
      May 18, 2010 at 11:56 pm
      #471

      If I were to win this, I might just have to get me an embroidery machine. :-)

    • Karen
      May 18, 2010 at 11:57 pm
      #472

      I’m intrigued with some of the cross stitch and hand embroidery items at embroidery.com. Thanks!

    • Kelley V
      May 18, 2010 at 11:59 pm
      #473

      Love these quick and easy projects… I will have to make several of each.. Thanks .. And I love your shows..

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:07 am
      #474

      I love to use my embroidery machine so this is just another GREAT way to use more embroidery. Also the towel reminds me of a robe my mom made me when I was in high school, made with two towels it pulled over my head and hand towels made the hood. Loved that beach robe! I will be making these for my grandkids too! Love you girls!

    • Karen McClung
      May 19, 2010 at 12:12 am
      #475

      I love this thread caddy. I have not heard of Hemingway thread before, but will definately check it out on Embroidery.com.

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:13 am
      #476

      I love the hoodie and that little shoulder pouch is adorable! I can see using different fabric squares as well! Thanks for the quick cute ideas

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:18 am
      #477

      I can’t wait to make my own hooded towel for my two angels – yes they just went to bed (an hour ago they were devils).

    • nellie diaz
      May 19, 2010 at 12:20 am
      #478

      hi girl just watched your show im going to be making some beach towels for my grand kids thank you very much .nellie

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:26 am
      #479

      I have to say I am a huge fan of Embroidery.com, you can always find what you need. I went this time to just see what was new, not needing anything in particular. I found this great tute on embroidered thank you cards. This is just in time for end of the year teacher gifts. I have seen a few similar ideas, but this one had a new twist. Check it out!

      http://www.embroidery.com/CPGView.asp?sid=&EFID=954&DocumentID=2321&shopstop=1

    • judy
      May 19, 2010 at 12:31 am
      #480

      I have been searching for better quality hoodie towels to embellish for gifts, thank you for making this possible! I love your idea of stitching a design on the back center, an absolute stroke of brilliance!!! The Hemmingworth Threads are beautiful, next stop…Embroidery.com!

      I love my embroidery machine….and your web show! You girls are a hoot! Blessings!

    • Sandy
      May 19, 2010 at 12:36 am
      #481

      This is a wonderful project…going to put one together this weekend!

    • linda
      May 19, 2010 at 12:41 am
      #482

      Love the beach items and checked out embroidery.com. This site made me feel like a kid with the Christmas Catolog.

    • kelli
      May 19, 2010 at 12:43 am
      #483

      I’d love to make my kids some towels. What a simple project!

    • kelli
      May 19, 2010 at 12:44 am
      #484

      Now I totally want a drawer full of pre-wound bobbins! What a revolution!

    • Judy
      May 19, 2010 at 12:53 am
      #485

      WOW, are these ever darling towels! What a great idea for the pool–I can hardly wait to make some for my favorite kids! Thanks for the inspiration!

    • BRENDA BOLLINGER
      May 19, 2010 at 12:55 am
      #486

      great wrap for the beach. i live in maryland and have ocean city that they would be great for. my family in florida that would love this towel. great gift for baby shower gifts.

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:56 am
      #487

      I would love to win these threads for my applique quilting!
      I need this!

      Super Satchel Thread Box (263162)

      SheilaC

    • Carla
      May 19, 2010 at 1:01 am
      #488

      Another great project. I hope to give this one a try too……

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:05 am
      #489

      Another AWESOME episode!!! I don’t embroider but I REALLY want to =)
      Gotta go make some towells!

    • Greta
      May 19, 2010 at 1:12 am
      #490

      Holy Canoli or holy guacamole!! either way, that thread is beautiful!! I am a threadaholic and a fontaholic, can’t get enough of either… will have to check this out, because I also hate the unraveling and nesting threads in my thread boxes. Thanks for a fun episode!!

      Greta

    • ShannonH
      May 19, 2010 at 1:13 am
      #491

      Great project!!! My three need a beach wrap this summer!! The Hemmingworth Threads would be a big help here!!

    • Carol Haley
      May 19, 2010 at 1:27 am
      #492

      great project, great products, I am very interested in the double stick tape, seems so much more environmentally friendly than the spray adhesive.

    • sam
      May 19, 2010 at 1:30 am
      #493

      Wow! I would love to win all that thread!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:30 am
      #494

      Most hooded bath towels for babies are so skimpy, and I’ve been trying to figure out how to make them for my granddaughter, using regular bath towels… man, are you my favorite people now!!! Thanks so much for the fabulous video!! And the ric rac trim is just perfect! Of course, the embroidery thread would be perfect, since I finally saved up and got myself an machine last year… after 40 years of hand embroidery, it’s a pleasure to let a machine do some of the tedious needlework for me!! Thanks so much!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:31 am
      #495

      I shall be posting a link on facebook, because I have several crafting and sewing friends who will love to see this video and several other things that are on your blog!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:37 am
      #496

      Those are the cutest little pouches I have ever seen. And such a great idea using a hair tie and button as a closure. My niece and granddaughter are going to love one of these. And of course they will have to be pink….

    • Brenda
      May 19, 2010 at 1:39 am
      #497

      Love the beach towel and the little bag! What a great gift idea.

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:40 am
      #498

      Embroidery.com is definitely a new favorite place to hang out! And I have to say I never even thought about double face tape for hooping!! I’ll be ordering their biggest quantity of that fun stuff!! I too hate hooping, especially bulky stuff like towels, and since I’m new to machine embroidery and don’t have lots of time to do classes or tutorials, and have only recently been able to spend a little time viewing great videos like YOURS, I never dreamed there was any way to stabilize my projects other than the basic hoop method! WOWOWOWOWOW!!!!!! You’ve opened my eyes, and I can’t wait to learn more! I’ve been to your blog a few times, and I subscribe to your updates, but I can see that I shall be visiting you daily now, spending as mucy time as possible searching through your information, learning as much as possible from your vast reservoir of knowledge and experience! Thanks so much for being here!!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:48 am
      #499

      I will soon be making some of the hoodies, as we are expecting two new babies in our family this summer. Will be a great gift for them.

    • Carolyn Goodworth Ford
      May 19, 2010 at 1:51 am
      #500

      I loved the beach wrap. It looks quick and easy.
      I have a tip–save the odds and ends of your water-soluble topper,
      then dissove in a small amount of water and brush on as a great
      stablilizer. It dries fairly quickly and works well-saves a few
      pennies, too. I’ve used the thread and it’s wonderful. I embroidered
      on the minky bear blanks from Embroidery.com’s store–soo adorable.
      Thanks for the ideas!
      Carolyn

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:53 am
      #501

      I just love your projects! It inspires one to get their feet wet. I’ve had my embroidery machine for a year now, and the webcasts have motivated me to explore my machine’s capabilities
      Nancy

    • Brenda Rowton
      May 19, 2010 at 1:58 am
      #502

      Love the hooded towels. Im going to make all my neeices and nephews one. Brenda

    • Judy
      May 19, 2010 at 1:59 am
      #503

      Wonderful idea; and so easy. My granddaughter will love this project.

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:13 am
      #504

      Great thread and I love their embroidery designs! I look forward to adding some of them to my dog coats.

    • Leigh
      May 19, 2010 at 2:20 am
      #505

      Those hooded towels and totes are the cutest! So easy to make, too! I am in the market for an embroidery machine and can’t wait to get one. That little mouse on the towel was adorable!

    • Christina
      May 19, 2010 at 2:29 am
      #506

      Those are such pretty threads! :)

    • Linda Kish
      May 19, 2010 at 2:36 am
      #507

      What great ideas. And so cute, too.

      lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    • Lesa
      May 19, 2010 at 2:37 am
      #508

      Thank you!! You have inspired me to work on the tote and towel with my daughters.

    • Linda Kish
      May 19, 2010 at 2:37 am
      #509

      I like the cross-stitch patterns

      lkish77123 at gmail dot com

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:39 am
      #510

      Love the wash cloth project! Going to use it for my summer sewing camps!

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:41 am
      #511

      great looking towel. I’ve what to make the towel for a long time, now I have the patern. Thyank you. Please keep up the great show.

    • Shari
      May 19, 2010 at 2:44 am
      #512

      Once again this is such the fun hit!!!

    • Tanya Taylor
      May 19, 2010 at 3:02 am
      #513

      I really enjoyed this episode. I recently made a hooded towel and was so suprised how easy it was. I love machine embroidery. I put an applique of a frog that I got off of one of our other sites. I love to see anything to do with embroidery. That thread collection is so nice. That would be an awesome prize to win. Thanks for the dish! Keep’em coming!

    • Cindi
      May 19, 2010 at 3:06 am
      #514

      The two of you never cease to amaze me! The hooded towel is adorable. The mouse embroidery is so cute and I love the washcloth towel. Thanks, Cindi

    • Kellie
      May 19, 2010 at 3:07 am
      #515

      Just got back from the beach and boy would it have been nice to have these. I think I may need to try some for the next trip!

    • Cindi
      May 19, 2010 at 3:08 am
      #516

      “Tweet!”
      http://twitter.com/cmh512/status/14269666272.
      Again, many thanks…Cindi

    • Cindi
      May 19, 2010 at 3:11 am
      #517

      The “Arrow Cabinets – Lucy” is a fabulous piece of crafty furniture…
      Merci, Cindi

    • jen
      May 19, 2010 at 3:21 am
      #518

      LOVE this What beautiful colors-Jen

    • Heidi
      May 19, 2010 at 3:26 am
      #519

      Great ideas! Thanks!

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:34 am
      #520

      love this sewing project, I too will use some older towels I have been wanting to replace, but didn’t have good reason to, Now I have one! Thanks!!!!

    • jen
      May 19, 2010 at 3:35 am
      #521

      I liked the embroidery designs and thought the furniture was awesome If I only had the space…

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:35 am
      #522

      I am enjoying all of your projects. Made the pin cushion cake. I am going to try the beach towel and pouch this week
      Thanks so much.

    • barbara
      May 19, 2010 at 3:39 am
      #523

      Hi, your show aired at a great time.I am going on holidays with my grandchildren and the hooded towel and pouch project is just what the doctor ordered.Thanks for a great show as usual. Barbara

    • Debbie
      May 19, 2010 at 4:03 am
      #524

      The hooded towel is a fantastic idea for the beach. My granddaughter could have used one on Saturday when she was at the New Symrna Beach. I’m going to Target tomorrow to buy some towels in her favorite color. She’s a diva and would love this. Thank you!

    • Denise
      May 19, 2010 at 4:13 am
      #525

      I love you guys! Keep up the good work!

      Denise

    • May 19, 2010 at 4:14 am
      #526

      How cute! Have many babies coming due this summer. What great baby towels these would make, and especially with the right embellishment.

    • May 19, 2010 at 4:16 am
      #527

      What a cute idea & easy project for doing the hooded bath towel. I have several grandchildren for whom it will be a great help for them & their moms. And the thread from Embroidery.com — what great innovations they’ve done to keep the thread untangled & clean. I’d love to win it.

    • Kristy K
      May 19, 2010 at 4:25 am
      #528

      I have had my two year old daughter grab my thread with sticky fingers and that cover is a genius idea!!!! I would LOVE to have that set, just seeing it makes me all crafty!

    • Kristy K
      May 19, 2010 at 4:39 am
      #529

      I tweeted https://twitter.com/kaidkd

    • Heather C.
      May 19, 2010 at 4:41 am
      #530

      Soooo cute!!!!!

    • Esther Hopland
      May 19, 2010 at 4:44 am
      #531

      I enjoyed your hooded bath towels. I will make them for my 2 nephews one is 1 year old and the other one is 4 years old. How easy and beautiful project you guys showed us! Congratulations you have a very nice show! Thanks for all the things you are teaching us!

    • Jenni
      May 19, 2010 at 5:01 am
      #532

      I grew up with a hooded towel, but haven’t made one for my daughter. I am glad to know exactly how to do that! And that little 2 minute project will be perfect for my achievement day girls.

    • Jolene Griffin
      May 19, 2010 at 5:14 am
      #533

      I don’t have a blog, but I will be sharing this wonderful idea with my 4 daughters. We have 5 grands so far, and they love spending the night with us and swimming in the pool, taking a bath/shower and using my fun “little people” towels. I made some for my children when they were small, and I made some for baby shower gifts as well.
      They will be much cuter and more personal for the kids (and easier for me) because now I have an embroidery machine to help me. I could use some embroidery thread and the nifty storage drawer too!!! You gals keep coming up with such cute ways to make me the “world’s best” grandma (at least in my munchkin’s eyes), thank you soooo much!!!

    • Jenni
      May 19, 2010 at 5:14 am
      #534

      Just went to the website and there are amazing things just as you said. I recently got an embroidery machine, but haven’t used it yet. That thread would really come in handy for my using it. I would love a give away of one of their sewing tables as well. :)

    • Kristi
      May 19, 2010 at 5:20 am
      #535

      Wow! I love this project! I also fell in love with the thread. They really thought of everything to make an embroider’s life easier with it.

    • Sara
      May 19, 2010 at 5:25 am
      #536

      I just love this easy project. Keep it up ladies.

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:35 am
      #537

      My DIL would probably love to have me make one for my granddaughter for bath time.

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:46 am
      #538

      What a cute idea! LOVE IT:)

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:50 am
      #539

      I shared on facebook and tweeted :)

    • Sheila
      May 19, 2010 at 6:09 am
      #540

      Awesome episode! I am going to try that on receiving blankets! Thanks for all your wonderful ideas.
      Sheila

    • May 19, 2010 at 6:21 am
      #541

      Great ideas! Thanks for sharing

    • May 19, 2010 at 6:22 am
      #542

      Shared the idea on facebook.

    • ALICE
      May 19, 2010 at 6:24 am
      #543

      love the hooded towel and can’t wait to make one! Keep the ideas flowing!

    • May 19, 2010 at 6:25 am
      #544

      Love the projects on embroidery.com. the 3d flowers are beautiful…

    • May 19, 2010 at 6:52 am
      #545

      Thanks for the giveaway. sewcraftable@gmail.com

    • Nancy Giordanella
      May 19, 2010 at 6:55 am
      #546

      5/18/10 – Loved idea of hooping stabilizer instead of project. Brilliant! Thank you.

    • Terri
      May 19, 2010 at 7:16 am
      #547

      Really enjoy the craft projects but I am having a little trouble downloading directions for projects. HELP!!!!

    • TJ
      May 19, 2010 at 7:20 am
      #548

      Thanks for a great video. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for my grandchild. That Hemmingworth thread caddy looks wonderful. I really like the stabilizers that Embroidery.com carries.

    • Maureen
      May 19, 2010 at 8:10 am
      #549

      Great gift for the kids. You have made it look so easy. Keep up the good work.

    • Robin
      May 19, 2010 at 10:07 am
      #550

      great idea. love the thread collection. summers in mississippi are extremely hot and pools are in high demand. the hooded towel is great! thanks for the ideas.

    • shannon Young
      May 19, 2010 at 10:52 am
      #551

      with 6 grandchildren im SURE this will be well used. Thanks for all your fun things that you do and Im always excited to see whats next. You all keep me busy.

    • Dawn
      May 19, 2010 at 10:54 am
      #552

      I got a Hooded Towel for a gift 20+ years ago and made more for my kids and Now That is what I give as Baby/Kids Gifts and now People ask me to make them so they can make them as gifts! Great for Babies and Toddlers! LOVE THEM !!!!

    • shannon Young
      May 19, 2010 at 10:55 am
      #553

      I posted this on my facebook for all myfriends to use also http://www.facebook.com/#!/shannonellenburgyoung?ref=profile
      They will LOVE IT

    • shannon Young
      May 19, 2010 at 10:57 am
      #554

      OH MY………i was wondering where these ladies get these stuffed animals to sew into their bellies and there they are on the embroidery.com web site!!!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!! Now i can start my christmas

    • Lanaya Botbyl
      May 19, 2010 at 11:11 am
      #555

      Great show girls, these towels are so easy to make and they can be completely personalized. What a unique gift for even the hardest person to buy for. Keep up the great work!

    • May 19, 2010 at 11:15 am
      #556

      Oh by the way, embroidery.com has tons of AMAZING designs and projects to choose from, I dont know where to start. I’m like a kid in a candy store…whoo…hooo!!!!!! :o )

    • May 19, 2010 at 11:38 am
      #557

      The thread from Embroidery.com looks just wonderful. Your towels and their uses are perfect for the start of the beach season. Keep up the great work.

    • Pam Connolly
      May 19, 2010 at 11:46 am
      #558

      Love the project – so cute. Will be making for a baby shower coming up. The thread and covers look great!

    • May 19, 2010 at 11:50 am
      #559

      [...] Watch {Episode 9} of  “The DIY Dish) web show – A Trip to the Beach! How to Make a Hooded Bath Towel & Tote [...]

    • Mame Johnston
      May 19, 2010 at 11:55 am
      #560

      A wonderful project from two very talented crafters! Just love this each week for inspiration and energy. Thanks, Kim & Kris, you’re the best teachers ever!

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:26 pm
      #561

      What a cute idea, making that pouch out of a wash cloth. Any beach/swimming design would look great on it, but I can see flip flop sandals as a favorite choice. I learned what to do with all those extra wash cloths I bought when they were on sale! I am raising money for my husband’s eventual kidney transplant (he’s on the waiting list) and I know these will sell in my area since we have 412 lakes within a 25 mile circle of Detroit Lakes, MN! Thankk you for such a simple yet great idea!

    • Sandy Street
      May 19, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      #562

      How ADORABLE is that beach cover – but the real ‘wow’ for ME was the cute little over the shoulder bag! So cute for the kids…..and ideal for grown-ups too! So enjoy your show….and the ideas and the tips – please keep em coming!
      Also….I LOVE the Hemmingworth thread collection…..sure would look nice in my sewing studio!

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:45 pm
      #563

      Wow! all that thread is so beautiful! I am sure I could find many thing to sew with it!!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 12:47 pm
      #564

      Thanks for the intro to Embroidery.com. It’s a great resource. I wasn’t aware that Hemmingworth made stabilizers and was happy to see them available at Embroidery.com.

    • Susan Spiers
      May 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm
      #565

      Luv this great giveaway! What great colors!

    • Susan Spiers
      May 19, 2010 at 1:08 pm
      #566

      I left a comment on Twitter about this giveaway!

    • Rene
      May 19, 2010 at 1:10 pm
      #567

      Super cute – AGAIN!

    • Susan Spiers
      May 19, 2010 at 1:11 pm
      #568

      I have always loved the incredible embroidery designs at embroidery.com! Especially interested in the Asian & Celtic designs they offer!

    • Shonda
      May 19, 2010 at 1:17 pm
      #569

      I just watched your tutorial on the towel wrap and loved it!! We have a brand new baby to sew for and I want to make her one for bathtime. One with some princess appliques on the back and then her name on the hood, what an adorable idea!! Thanks so much!!

    • Cynthia D.
      May 19, 2010 at 1:24 pm
      #570

      Made one of the hooded towels yesterday, following your instructions! IT WAS SO EASY!! LOVED IT!!
      I might even dust off the embroidery machine I bought years ago and give it a try–again!! THANKS!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm
      #571

      We need some new beach towels. These are on my list now!

    • D Pinyan
      May 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      #572

      I love machine embroidery and love thread. I have never tried the Hemingworth brand but would love to. It looks like a great product.

    • Mary Lou
      May 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      #573

      Love the double sided tape. Works great.

    • Mary Jo
      May 19, 2010 at 1:52 pm
      #574

      Love, Love, Love the hooded towel!! I love using hooded towels for my son…..definitely have to give this one a try!!

    • CHRISTI
      May 19, 2010 at 1:53 pm
      #575

      AWESOME project !!! Can’t wait to make some for all my little nieces and nephews ~ they’ll be the cutest kids on the beach/at the pool :) Embroidery.com is the bomb ~ i use them frequently ~

    • A Mitchell
      May 19, 2010 at 2:16 pm
      #576

      Every child should have one of these hooded towels.

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:21 pm
      #577

      Cute and easy project! Thanks.

    • Angela B.
      May 19, 2010 at 2:23 pm
      #578

      Love the hooded towels! So cute! And a great gift idea – personalized!

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #579

      just love the hooded towel and tote. I have tried to make towel before but did not have access to such clear directions. Thank you so much. I am going to let 6 yr old granddaughter make her own, she wants to sew so badly, but most items are too hard for her. This is just perfect. Thanks again.

    • Kay Halford
      May 19, 2010 at 2:27 pm
      #580

      Hooded towels are the greatest easy and everyone needs one can’t wait to make more of them. Thanks Kay

    • Sam
      May 19, 2010 at 2:29 pm
      #581

      Absolutely adorable, just in time for the summer pool season!

    • Carol
      May 19, 2010 at 2:30 pm
      #582

      I have wanted to make these hooded towels for a long time but for some reason was intimidated. Seeing the video was so helpful because I’m very visual. They are so easy! I will make a set tonight…love the additional washcloth tote. The idea about taping the stabilizer for towel attachment is great! Thanks so much.

    • a s b
      May 19, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      #583

      I went to embroidery.com. Thanks for telling everyone about their thread.
      They have really used their heads to solve problems. I like the tape idea instead of the
      spray adhesive that gets everywhere.

    • a s b
      May 19, 2010 at 2:33 pm
      #584

      Beach towel idea-very cute! Your set looks great also.

    • Linda Fleming
      May 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm
      #585

      Wow!!! This is awesome. I’ve just purchase my first embroidery machine! This would be fantastic! Everything is so cute!

    • Karla Helton
      May 19, 2010 at 2:35 pm
      #586

      I love the hooded towels. Thanks for making this video. I went to embroidery.com and checked out the thread the colors are beautiful. I have a question though, Which direction are they wound? I have a Singer XL6000 and for the thread changer to work I need the thread to wind in a clock-wise direction. Thanks again

    • a s b
      May 19, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      #587

      I belong to a quilt guild, I send out the newsletter. Last month I used two of your ideas and sent your site out to 34 ladies.

    • Cheryl
      May 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm
      #588

      This is a great idea! This will be filed away for a future baby shower gift, or toddler birthday present.

    • Debbie Harmon
      May 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm
      #589

      What a great idea! And you presented it so well!

    • michele
      May 19, 2010 at 2:40 pm
      #590

      awesome giveaway! thanks

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      #591

      Just watched for the first time and loved it… I have made these hooded bath towels, but your tips will make it much easier than what I was doing… Thanks! Gotta run now, headed to Embroidery.com!

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      #592

      Wow does that bring back memories! My Mom made one of these 32 years ago for my son when he was born. She used a whole washcloth for the hood and also added a couple of tucks at the back of the towel below the hood. She then crocheted a beautiful border all the way around. I still have it and use it for my grandchildren when they come. Using a washcloth eliminates the extra leftover half of handtowel. But adding the embroidery is a great idea and personalizing it is even better!! You both have given me some ‘up to date’ ideas on how to do this project again now for my grandchildren.
      thank you !!

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm
      #593

      Oh, I forgot to mention the tape idea is awesome! and also Embroidery.com is a great place to do all kinds of things. They have some wonderful E-Classes that I have enjoyed learning from in the comfort of my own home. What a wonderful give away and we all each hope to be the name picked :)

    • Debra
      May 19, 2010 at 2:45 pm
      #594

      Love the towel! I need to make some of these for my girls this summer.

    • Debra
      May 19, 2010 at 2:47 pm
      #595

      I think the most amazing item on embroidery.com is the thread drawer! For someone who LOVES things to be organized this is not only beautiful but so functional. I hate having my spool rack with all the ends hanging everywhere!

    • Amy
      May 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm
      #596

      Can’t wait to make a hooded towel! Perfect for the pool. I’d also LOVE to win the thread!!!!

    • Debbie B
      May 19, 2010 at 2:52 pm
      #597

      WOW!!!! Another great idea. I Can’t wait to make these for my grandchildren. Keep em coming. I love the Hemingworth thread..

    • May 19, 2010 at 2:53 pm
      #598

      I love this! I made several of these for my DD when she was little. Now I have a cousin that I think needs one or two!!!

    • Lenora
      May 19, 2010 at 2:56 pm
      #599

      the hooded bath towel is the cutest thing! I can’t wait to start sewing!
      Love the video. Thanks!

    • Cathy
      May 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      #600

      Another great tutorial……..I also appreciate the information you provided for setting up to do embroidery. THose threads are amazing and love the tops on them. I’m always looking for ways to get the dust off my collection of threads so from now on I’ll be buying those threads. Thanks!

    • Candace Graves
      May 19, 2010 at 3:05 pm
      #601

      I have a cricut machine and I have been giving sand pails for kids birthdays with their names on them, the hooded beach towel will make an excellent addition to the bucket as a gift. I like the idea for the older girls for the tote.

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:06 pm
      #602

      Well, how clever is that! Gonna put my new serger and embroidery machines to work! Am thinking I might change out the little pouch a bit for grandsons… maybe without flap? We’ll see.. thank you so much for your fun, fun episodes!

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:07 pm
      #603

      Embroidery.com… what can I say.. I want it all??? Like a kid in a candy store! I will go back often..

    • Melissa
      May 19, 2010 at 3:08 pm
      #604

      I seriously *need* that thread. My machine HATES all the thread I have and consequently I have a gazillion thread breakages every time I embroidery. I guess I need to buck up and buy some new – why do I have to have a tempermental machine? Please pick me random number generator!!!

    • Melissa
      May 19, 2010 at 3:09 pm
      #605

      From embroidery.com – what really interests me is thread. I have a small collection of designs, but I need some thread that doesn’t always break. Maybe I should pick needles too. ;-)

    • Kelly Sas
      May 19, 2010 at 3:14 pm
      #606

      I have wanted to make these for our grandson’s, but just wanted to get “the tips” that make it easy and perfect. Thank you for making great tutorials ALWAYS great! I still went to Embroidery.com even though I don’t have an embroidery machine. It is a dream of mine to have one, but until that dream comes true I do embroidery on my sewing machine with some great techniques I learned. Hemmingworth Thread is my favorite and to have this collection in my sewing room would be another dream come true!

    • marlene chambers
      May 19, 2010 at 3:25 pm
      #607

      Love all the projects. How can we get printed instructions for all of the projects you demnonstrate on the show?

    • Phil P.
      May 19, 2010 at 3:31 pm
      #608

      Thanks for another great project. I have three nieces who will love having one of these towels. The mouse is adorable too. I have never seen thread in such a well designed display! I’m going to check out Embroidery.com now. Thanks for sharing your projects with us!

    • Alice Callahan
      May 19, 2010 at 3:37 pm
      #609

      What a great quick project. I have several grandchildren who would love this towel.(Mom’s too) It would save fighting over who’s what. I just purchased an emb. machine and am in need fo thread for it. What a good selection. Sure would love to have it.

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:39 pm
      #610

      Looks like a fun project and great gift idea!

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:42 pm
      #611

      Cute! I especially like the little totes and the embroidery.

    • Elly
      May 19, 2010 at 3:44 pm
      #612

      Love your site and all the great ideas you share! Thanks.

    • Wanda
      May 19, 2010 at 3:46 pm
      #613

      I have always liked these towels, but, I’ve been intimidated. Not anymore! My grands will love them!
      I would love to win the thread. I’ve seen it in the store. It really looks like fine quality thread.

    • May 19, 2010 at 3:47 pm
      #614

      OMGoodness! How Fun, Quick and Easy! These are the perfect pool side gift. Perfect for my little Froggy applique designs too.

      Oh Kris, and I am so not a BIG FAN of hooping. I don’t hoop bulky items at all. I loved the tape that you showed. I didn’t know it existed so I will have to give that a try. Right now I have 5 stitches in my hand and hooping is not an option at the moment. This would be perfect!

      I posted this episode on my Facebook page: Katelyn’s Kreative Stitches. Check it out!

      Can wait to see next weeks episode! :)

    • Granny
      May 19, 2010 at 3:52 pm
      #615

      Cannot wait to try this towel and tote! Thanks for all the fun ideas!
      :-)

    • T.J. Starkey
      May 19, 2010 at 3:54 pm
      #616

      Love this beach project…I am planning to make these for each of my 10 grandkids. The only tip that I would add is this: I like to start with a basting stitch to hold down the water soluable stabilizer before starting a machine embroidery on a towel. It just helps to hold it down in place. Thanks again…I really enjoyed learning about this project.

    • Leisa
      May 19, 2010 at 3:55 pm
      #617

      I love this towl. I am going to make these for my kids. Thanks for sharing.

    • Nancy Reis
      May 19, 2010 at 3:59 pm
      #618

      I have been making hooded bath towels for may grand nieces and nephews the past few months. But the washcloth bag is the perfect accessory. I’ll be making bunches! Thanks

    • Diana
      May 19, 2010 at 4:11 pm
      #619

      Lovely colors! What a fun project for Summer!

    • May 19, 2010 at 4:16 pm
      #620

      I always love to try new threads. I just love fibers…lol. I hope i get a chance to sample these. :)

    • Bonnie J.
      May 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm
      #621

      Thank you for the GREAT idea with the hooded towel. My great-grandson just moved to the coast and it will be perfect for the beach. AWESOME job again on your video!!

    • LAINE
      May 19, 2010 at 4:23 pm
      #622

      back yard pool party time . well I have no pool but I have an elevated sprinkler so we will have a
      water park in the back yard- need 2 hooded towel

    • May 19, 2010 at 4:26 pm
      #623

      Love this cute hooded towel and caddy set!

    • May 19, 2010 at 4:27 pm
      #624

      The dragonfly needlepoint kit on the embroidery.com site is very sweet

    • Edwyna Wackrow
      May 19, 2010 at 4:32 pm
      #625

      I’m 67 years old an a newbie to sewing. I have a machine and an embrodery machine and I loved todays Episode 9. The towels are so cute and simple. I have two grandchildren that will love these and then to make the tote to match will even make it better. Thanks for your shows. I really do enjoy them.

    • Elizabeth
      May 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm
      #626

      I love the hooded beach towel. I have been making mesh screen beach bags with either “beach babe” or “surfer dude” appliqued on them. This beach towel idea will be great with these I think, I can coordinate the trims to make a really cute gift for kids of all ages. Can’t wait to try it.

    • Jen
      May 19, 2010 at 4:37 pm
      #627

      Cute towels! and so easy! Thanks for the idea!

    • Jen
      May 19, 2010 at 4:40 pm
      #628

      The rectangular sewing basket at embroidery.com is very cute!

    • Sue D
      May 19, 2010 at 4:51 pm
      #629

      Great idea! I actually received a similar one for my second child as a baby bath towel. It lasted through two more kids and my granddaughter has used it too. I think it was made with a washcloth and a smaller size bath towel. I think I will make the beach version for my granddaughter.

    • Linda
      May 19, 2010 at 4:55 pm
      #630

      Just what I was looking for to make for my 2 yr old grandson!!

    • Patty
      May 19, 2010 at 4:56 pm
      #631

      Love, love, love this idea. I can’t wait to make a few for nieces and nephews. I’ve been on Embroidery.com before but didn’t realize all the things they had. I love the Hemingworth thread with the covers on it. What a great idea! I have lots of spools in a box all knotted up.

    • Sue D
      May 19, 2010 at 4:57 pm
      #632

      I have been learning about needle felting and I liked all the beautiful colors of wool roving embroidery.com had.

    • Heather H
      May 19, 2010 at 4:59 pm
      #633

      Love the little mouse embroidery. I am definitely going to have to make my daughter a personalized beach towel and bag.

    • Amy Carsten
      May 19, 2010 at 5:11 pm
      #634

      I’ve always wanted to make one of these and didn’t realize how easy it is! My boys are on the swim team in our neighborhood this summer and I can’t wait to make them because I have some really cute surfing applique designs for boys! :) I’m so excited. The Hemingworth thread looks awesome…what a unique design to prevent tangling. I love the fact that it is bleach resistant.

    • Loral
      May 19, 2010 at 5:18 pm
      #635

      Love the towel! I can’t wait to make several for friends and family. I have been purchasing items from embroidery.com for awhile. I love them!

    • Sarah
      May 19, 2010 at 5:21 pm
      #636

      My girls will love this! I really hate hooping, you have made my day!! I can’t wait to try the double sided tape, Thanks again!!

    • Nikki Taylor
      May 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm
      #637

      Wow! That looks really fast and easy! I can see making them for birthday parties this summer!

    • Peggy
      May 19, 2010 at 5:29 pm
      #638

      Great gift idea. Quick, easy, and almost a ’2 fer’ with the hand towel good for 2 projects. I’ll have to send this on to my VBF … she’ll love it!

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm
      #639

      Loved the show…first time seeing it. Just learning to embroidery and I learned a few tricks today! Great ideas!

    • Peggy
      May 19, 2010 at 5:36 pm
      #640

      OK, forwarded this on to 5 friends … hey, what if they win instead of me! LOL

      I love the embroidery.com website. Have to dash back to work now. But I’m going to have some major surfing to do. I LOVE the the idea of having a cover for the thread! How cool is that!

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:43 pm
      #641

      I have always wondered if there was an easy way to make these! Thanks so much for sharing! Now I need to make one for every child in the family! Maybe if I just sew two jumbo towels together the long way I can make one for me too! LOL

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:44 pm
      #642

      I linked to your blog post on facebook and on twitter! I can’t help but share the joy in finding such a great idea!

    • May 19, 2010 at 5:45 pm
      #643

      The website has so many interesting ideas! I wish I just had a machine that could help! But their threads and sewing options are fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

    • Leigh Ann F
      May 19, 2010 at 5:46 pm
      #644

      My 2 kids would love hooded towels! I have seen so many for babies but none big enough for my 2. Thank you ladies!

    • Ashley
      May 19, 2010 at 5:53 pm
      #645

      Thanks so much! I’m such a chicken when it comes to towels, but will try this today!

    • Sarah
      May 19, 2010 at 5:57 pm
      #646

      I love the hooded towel. About a year ago I searched for a tutorial and found one but didn’t really like it. I love yours and will use it next time!!!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 6:04 pm
      #647

      Wow! that thread looks amazing. Love the caps on it. Cool.

    • May 19, 2010 at 6:05 pm
      #648

      I also love that double sided sticky tape. I hate hooping, too.

    • Katherine P
      May 19, 2010 at 6:12 pm
      #649

      I love the hooded towels! Put on the list for Christmas gifts for neices and nephews. Such great ideas

    • Lynn
      May 19, 2010 at 6:27 pm
      #650

      The perfect cover up when getting out of those chilly northern lakes.

    • michelle n
      May 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm
      #651

      Great idea! I love the tutorial, thanks!!

    • Kim Antongiovanni
      May 19, 2010 at 6:42 pm
      #652

      This is fabulous – I am headed out to make this for my daughter and nephews! Excellent – on my wish list is an embroidery machine so I am hoping for one for my birthday. Thanks for the great ideas!

    • Katherine P
      May 19, 2010 at 6:58 pm
      #653

      http://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/14310550516 tweeting

    • Laurie Anderson
      May 19, 2010 at 7:10 pm
      #654

      Love the towel..can’t wait to make one for my grandbaby. I also love the idea of the sticky tape I also hate hooping and the spray adhesives are so messy.

    • Gayle
      May 19, 2010 at 7:15 pm
      #655

      Ingenious is right on the thread!! You ladies are SO entertaining!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 7:18 pm
      #656

      What an awesome project and fantastic give away!

    • Carolyn Moon
      May 19, 2010 at 7:26 pm
      #657

      The hooded towel is great ! I need to make these for the kids for summer.

    • Shannon Dillard
      May 19, 2010 at 7:29 pm
      #658

      Shared on Facebook and with sewing groups.

    • Shannon Dillard
      May 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
      #659

      I love this post. I have a similar pattern but want to try this one next. I put the embroidery on the hood. Too cute! Thanks for sharing!

    • Cynthia Snyder
      May 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
      #660

      This is a great project for my eight year who is beginning to sew. Thanks!

    • Shannon Dillard
      May 19, 2010 at 7:30 pm
      #661

      I love everything at http://www.embroidery.com May need to tell hubby I want a gift card from there for the next holiday! :)

    • Brittany Bartelme
      May 19, 2010 at 7:34 pm
      #662

      love the hooded towel Idea, and sooooooo easy too.

    • Brittany Bartelme
      May 19, 2010 at 7:37 pm
      #663

      yeah it’s only around two thousand dollars to buy one of each color of thread from embroidery.com. I better start saving up, cause I can’t just pick a few.

    • Sarah
      May 19, 2010 at 7:42 pm
      #664

      I went to embroidery.com and yes, the embroidery tape is very affordable. I also dislike hooping. I would love to hear what other methods you use to avoid it when possible.

    • Kay
      May 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm
      #665

      What a terrific project. I will be making them for amy grandchildren.

    • May 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm
      #666

      Wow, getting some great ideas here! keep up the good work Kim and Chris. I have been trying to do these types of towels and I’m thrilled to have a pattern to follow. Thanks!

    • Janette Butrym
      May 19, 2010 at 7:48 pm
      #667

      I love the little tote bag!!! I used to live in Hawaii and am having a pool party so will be doing a whole heap of totes for the girls who are coming.

    • Sandy Barnes
      May 19, 2010 at 7:49 pm
      #668

      Wow this is an awesome prize!! Thanks for the chance to win! Love the hooded towel too!

    • Cynthia
      May 19, 2010 at 8:04 pm
      #669

      I love Embroidery.com! There are so many things to choose from! I love the e-classes especially the Generations software eclass! Also the tutorial dvd’s from Linee G for the Generations software. The embroidery designs are great, sooooooo many to choose!

    • Jenny Stover
      May 19, 2010 at 8:06 pm
      #670

      I just LOVE all the fun projects ya’ll share! I cannot wait to try this one out – embroidery on towels is my favorite – we cannot ever have enough of them around for this or that! And I always make them for gifts – easy to do for boys or girls! Thanks so much!
      Jenny

    • edyB
      May 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm
      #671

      Great summer project and one to have the kids learn to stitch. That thread assortment/caddy looks wonderful ~ would love to win!!! Thanks for the chance.

    • May 19, 2010 at 8:21 pm
      #672

      Can’t wait to win that thread! PICK ME!

    • Christina R.
      May 19, 2010 at 8:33 pm
      #673

      Such a cute beach towel or bath towel. My now seven year old daughter (just had a birthday) is trying to make one this very minute after watching the show. She loves you guys as much as I do. Thanks. Planning on giving one for a birthday party this week.

    • Becky
      May 19, 2010 at 8:38 pm
      #674

      Love the hooded towel. Going to make several for a craft booth this summer.

    • Cinnamon
      May 19, 2010 at 8:45 pm
      #675

      This is awesome!! I would LOVE to win this!! What a great episode, thank you so much for all of your inspiring ideas. I can’t wait to try this one. :)

    • Barb Dawson
      May 19, 2010 at 8:47 pm
      #676

      What a cute idea! AND kids love their own personalized towels! :)

    • Craftymemer
      May 19, 2010 at 9:00 pm
      #677

      Great project for me and my granddaughter to do together. She’s 11 and loves to sew new projects and quite willing to learn. Thanks so much for your great show, I love it!!!

    • Brenda
      May 19, 2010 at 9:01 pm
      #678

      I am having trouble viewing the entire video. It stops at the point where you are clipping the threads.

      Is it just me ? Can someone check on this ? Thanks, love your ideas and presentations.

    • Gerianne
      May 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm
      #679

      awesome craft! and easy! I know just who to make these for! I love your website girls!! Keep up the good work!

    • DAnnielle Griffin
      May 19, 2010 at 9:02 pm
      #680

      I am making one of these for my kiddos! TOO cute!

    • DAnnielle Griffin
      May 19, 2010 at 9:03 pm
      #681

      I also checked out embroidery.com and posted a link to this through Facebook.

    • Jacki
      May 19, 2010 at 9:10 pm
      #682

      Awesome episode ladies! I’m so glad to know about Hemingworth!! Thank you for sharing that site!

    • May 19, 2010 at 9:46 pm
      #683

      What a fun webisode :) We received a handmade hooded towel from a family friend when we were expecting our first baby. And we also received a handful of the store bought hooded towels. The purchased towels lasted for just awhile but the handmade hooded towel just barely wore out. Oldest boy is 12 today! Handmade is just so great. Talk about a great gift that the kids all loved and that lasted all through 4 kids and more than a decade. Thanks for all of the fun shows you two put together and I love learning about the neat craft tools and supplies you feature each week. Have a great day!

    • Sandy
      May 19, 2010 at 9:49 pm
      #684

      Woneful pisoe 9 My 4 gandkids will have the hooded beach towel to take to their home on the beach. Great gift.

    • Jeanne Canning
      May 19, 2010 at 9:57 pm
      #685

      I loved the Hooded Beach Towel episode. I have 3 granddaughters and one on the way. This would be perfect for any of them. Awesome project!

    • Jeanne Canning
      May 19, 2010 at 10:04 pm
      #686

      You were right about Embroidery.com. They have a ton of blanks and with a new granddaughter on the way I could use some of those. Thank you for the tip.

    • Joni
      May 19, 2010 at 10:11 pm
      #687

      Love the hooded towels.
      On my way to the store to get some supplies to make one or two or ten.

    • Joni
      May 19, 2010 at 10:17 pm
      #688

      I checked out embroidery.com. I relly liked the 6 pack Hemingworth color packs. What a great way to start a collection.

    • Joanne
      May 19, 2010 at 10:19 pm
      #689

      That thread would be so very awesome to win—-mine sits in boxes, but these with the covered domes are just wonderful and they will brighten the sewing rooms also.
      Love everyone of your episodes,,, thank you so much for sharing everything!!!!! HAVE A GREAT DAY!!!
      EVERYONE!!!!!
      Joanne

    • May 19, 2010 at 10:23 pm
      #690

      great easy idea thanks

    • Janet Pierce
      May 19, 2010 at 10:24 pm
      #691

      Great Ideas, keep up the good work. Love the thread by the way!!

    • May 19, 2010 at 10:31 pm
      #692

      I thought we had a chance to win thread CANDY, and got really excited! I imagined bright colours, with sweet smells as you sew….

    • May 19, 2010 at 10:46 pm
      #693

      Great video; I have made hooded towels for a few parents/kids; even had a request from a friend for some for a baby shower gift; I love the embroidery on the towels; and would love the thread; My granddaughter/Anslee 3 y/o will be taking swimming lessons and towel has to stay at daycare; so plan to put her name on hers so (like her) it will really be special; Thanks so much for this video; and the
      wash cloth tote is so cute; wondering if could be made with the rest of that hand towel left from the
      hooded/towel; just wondering

    • Elizabeth
      May 19, 2010 at 10:56 pm
      #694

      Love the hooded towel! What a great idea to use the sticky tape! Definitely trying that!

    • Nancy Saller
      May 19, 2010 at 10:57 pm
      #695

      I have an embroidry machine but have not mastered it yet – I hope to do so soon – I would love to have some nice thread to use. Fabulous website at embroidery.com – so much to choose from – just awesome! Keep up the great diydish – you gals look like your’re having lots of fun!

    • Nedra
      May 19, 2010 at 11:00 pm
      #696

      great projects. enjoy your show very much.

    • Darcy
      May 19, 2010 at 11:04 pm
      #697

      How cute is that!!! I’m thinking I can make one for my grandchild who is a toddler out of a smaller towel, and her older brother and they won’t be fighting over whose is whose!!!

    • Tracy Silva
      May 19, 2010 at 11:09 pm
      #698

      I LOVED this project and how cute would those hooded towels be with some of the fun printed towels you can find now, which are great for those who don’t have embroidery machines, I am looking forward to making some of these for my kids this summer!

    • Shirley Booth
      May 19, 2010 at 11:20 pm
      #699

      My neice asked me to make a hooded towel for her little boy. I was not sure how to do this. Your video really helped me Thanks!!! I will be making these hooded towels for my granddaughter and for shower gifts! You two are so cute!!! Love your show!!!

    • Shirley Booth
      May 19, 2010 at 11:34 pm
      #700

      I went to Embroidery.com and love it! I will be ordering the double stick tape and some of the hoodies! thanks for the information and website! By the way I love Hemmingworth Thread, I have used to several times! Great Quality and Great colors!

    • Rozanne Nicholes
      May 20, 2010 at 12:36 am
      #701

      These are so useful and great for children. I love how you decorated them. The little bag was also great.

    • Joyce Santoni
      May 20, 2010 at 12:51 am
      #702

      WOW, OH, WOW – the video was so clean and concise – making the hooded beach towel is easier than I ever thought ! Am going to wip a bunch up in preparation for the upcoming memorial holiday weekend. This is the perfect project for everyone! Plan to make matching beach bags for everyone to keep suntan lotion, combs, body cream, and other beach necessities in. Even for the kids. A matching hooded beach towel and beach bag to carry their sand buckets and collection of sea shells in make them happy and feel important ! Thank’s for the great instructional video! Oh, and by changing the towel and embroidery design, this is the perfect gift for those College students for graduation! Oh, and I can keep going – with holiday or winter designs these would make the perfect gift for all those people on your list that you want to say Thank you to for all the things they have done for you without investing a great deal of money. Can’t thank you enough for the great video.

    • Megann Honsbruch
      May 20, 2010 at 12:53 am
      #703

      Your projects are so wonderful!! My kids are begging for the towels and I can’t wait to make some!!

    • Kristin Quintana
      May 20, 2010 at 12:54 am
      #704

      I love the hooded towels, I am planning on tweeking this project for my tween!

    • Tina
      May 20, 2010 at 1:03 am
      #705

      Thanks for the tutorial – what a great summer birthday gift!

    • Tina
      May 20, 2010 at 1:03 am
      #706

      I sent this link to several of my friends. I know they’ll enjoy something so quick and easy to make.

    • Tina
      May 20, 2010 at 1:08 am
      #707

      Visited Embroidery.com. Thanks for the tip on the Super Solv, also came across the permanent toppper sheets as well.

    • Shanna
      May 20, 2010 at 1:29 am
      #708

      Thanks so much! Super cute. Can’t wait to try!

    • Mimi Disher
      May 20, 2010 at 1:34 am
      #709

      I love the hooded towels, this is the easiest pattern I have seen for this. Also love the threads. Now I wish I had an embroidery machine!

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:39 am
      #710

      Awesome project!!!!

    • Taylor
      May 20, 2010 at 1:39 am
      #711

      As always…something new and easy to make!!!

    • Taylor
      May 20, 2010 at 1:40 am
      #712

      Thanks so much!!! I might have to make these for my cousins!!!

    • T.K.C.
      May 20, 2010 at 1:44 am
      #713

      I went to Embroidery.com…I wish I had an embroidery machine!!! :)

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:46 am
      #714

      Great birthday gifts for kids, plus – it is inexpendsive!!

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:49 am
      #715

      LOVE that sewing chair and would love some of their sewing cabinets on embroidery.com!

    • Shanna
      May 20, 2010 at 1:59 am
      #716

      Visited embroidery.com and I am in love with the Hemmingworth Thread. I will be buying some in the near future!!!

    • lynne
      May 20, 2010 at 2:04 am
      #717

      I’ve been making these towels for years! They are wonderful for babies! My daughter is a teacher and we make them for every baby that is born. The mothers all ask for more later. Much better than the thin baby towels sold in stores. Love your tutorial. It was very informative! Hope everyone tries one. they are fun AND easy! Thanks again! lynne

    • Linda Evans
      May 20, 2010 at 2:08 am
      #718

      Loved the washcloth tote,would have never thought of it. And my granddaughter need an after bath wrap for when she visits, will be making both these projects with my granddaughter, she will love them. Excellent show.
      Linda E
      Idaho

    • Linda Evans
      May 20, 2010 at 2:28 am
      #719

      I just sent a link to some of my embroidery buddies.
      Linda E

    • Linda Evans
      May 20, 2010 at 2:29 am
      #720

      I went to embroidery.com site and love how there thread works and there designs are cute too.
      Linda E

    • Connie
      May 20, 2010 at 2:33 am
      #721

      That hooded towel is such a clever idea! I am going to make it for my great granddaughter. I am on my way to embroidery.com
      Thanks so much for the great video!

    • Rocci
      May 20, 2010 at 2:38 am
      #722

      WOW I am going to use this as my CLUBHOUSE PROJECT for JUNE. Thank you so much for your wonderful ideas.

    • Linda S.
      May 20, 2010 at 3:12 am
      #723

      This project is so much nicer than a hooded towel I had seen before. Thanks for such useful and fun information on your DIY episodes.

    • Terry
      May 20, 2010 at 3:22 am
      #724

      I love these towels to bad as a grandma we have all sons and grandsons that are to big for these. As an adult who isn’t overly proud of my body I would love to see one of these made for adults. You know how it is we go out to our pools and when we get out we have only one towel with us and don’t know weather to cover up or dry our hair. I wouldn’t object to a big size hooded towel to hide in when I get out of our pool. I am going to make some of these right away for the daughters of some friends. Already have the towels ready to sew.

    • Jennifer H
      May 20, 2010 at 3:23 am
      #725

      Those are the most beautiful colors ever!! Such a cute project!!

    • Michelle Norris
      May 20, 2010 at 3:24 am
      #726

      Oh my gosh!!!! Such cute projects! I will be making the hooded towels for my grandchildren!!! Thank you for another great episode!!!

    • Anna
      May 20, 2010 at 3:31 am
      #727

      Looking forward to making the cute picnic quilt. With four girls who could go wrong and this is so simple they can help.
      Thanks,
      Anna

    • Michelle Norris
      May 20, 2010 at 3:31 am
      #728

      I have shopped at Embroidery.com before and find the service and products to be excellent. I really like the section on projects. Lots of great inspiration!

    • Michelle Stewart
      May 20, 2010 at 3:34 am
      #729

      I do the happy dance when I see your faces on the DIY episodes. What an easy project the hooded towel is. I am going to start sewing now. Love the thread what a giveaway. Thanks

    • May 20, 2010 at 3:40 am
      #730

      I love the towels, I added peddles around the face to make a flower around the face…oh so cute.

    • May 20, 2010 at 3:47 am
      #731

      The hooded towel is sew cute! I posted the link on my Facebook page and emailed to my sewing friends! I LOOOOOVE the Hemingworth Thread! I am fortunate enough to have a supplier nearby and I have purchased a couple spools, they are the best! I would love to have a collection of all their colors in a drawer would be even better! Oooooh I hope I win!

    • Eileen Powell
      May 20, 2010 at 4:12 am
      #732

      This was the 1st that I had heard of your website. A fun video & I’m bookmarking it so that I will be sure to come back & see what you will do in the future.

    • Kristin
      May 20, 2010 at 4:51 am
      #733

      Awesome show!

    • Kristin
      May 20, 2010 at 4:52 am
      #734

      I love all the cool embroidery designs, so cute! I hope I win.

    • Joyce Sochacki
      May 20, 2010 at 4:59 am
      #735

      Cute quick project!!

    • Elizabeth
      May 20, 2010 at 5:18 am
      #736

      I’m excited to make one for my little girl!!

    • Lynn Z from Calgary Canada
      May 20, 2010 at 5:40 am
      #737

      I used to make these hooded towels for my sons many, many years ago, but since they are all grown up- I had forgotten all about them! What a perfect idea for a toddler gift – personalized and practical. Something that every Mom would love. I love my embroidery machine, and am always looking for a new project to “gussy up”. And you’re right gals- I definitely was drooling when I saw that sewing caddy brimming full of Hemingworth threads. They reminded me of all the wonderful flavours of ice cream just beckoning behind the glass at the ice cream parlour. Which gives me an idea- I’ll embroider ice cream cones on the towels- perfect for a hot day at the beach!

    • May 20, 2010 at 5:54 am
      #738

      Hi girls! Great episode! I have wanted to make these for my girls, and this just might be the push I needed to do it;) I will be adding hand pockets to the upper inside corners. I got this idea from a commercially bought towel that we have. I may use the other half of the hand towel to do this, just thought I’d share this, as it makes the towel nice and snuggly.

    • May 20, 2010 at 5:56 am
      #739

      Me again. Just wanted to post that I tweeted this @wordupwallart Thanks for all the fantastic giveaways from you and your sponsers!

    • May 20, 2010 at 6:05 am
      #740

      Okay, so I’m not new to embroidery.com, but I have to say, I often go there just to browse the machine embroidery designs. Well, I took your advise and looked around and found something I’ve got to get. As a hairbow designer with large fingers, I have yet to find a thimble that feels comfortable. Here’s my answer: http://www.embroidery.com/product.asp?sid={BE96C070-BA07-4A65-B53C-B4A24ABC830D}&EFID=1128&productsetid=62994&shopstop=1 Self adhesive thimbles!! Yay.

    • May 20, 2010 at 6:07 am
      #741

      Here’s the product name, since the link doesn’t work (too long I think) COLONIAL Self-Adhesive Thimble-It Finger Pads 64/Pkg (082375)

    • May 20, 2010 at 6:27 am
      #742

      Thanks for showing us to make a fast easy gift. Great show !

    • Audrey Perry
      May 20, 2010 at 6:53 am
      #743

      FUN!!! I can’t wait to make some.

    • Loretta
      May 20, 2010 at 7:00 am
      #744

      Love the beach cover-up. Sorry I couldn’t watch the video(very old and slow computer) but I get the idea from the pics.

    • Loretta
      May 20, 2010 at 7:02 am
      #745

      Embroider.com is a great site not only to shop but to get ideas for new projects.

    • Loretta
      May 20, 2010 at 7:13 am
      #746

      Me again. what I really want is an ultimate box so I can convert and download more formats, can only do PES right now.

    • May 20, 2010 at 7:26 am
      #747

      Great idea, my girls used hooded towels and loved them. Now the grandchildren would like them too.

    • Tricia
      May 20, 2010 at 7:52 am
      #748

      Luv the hooded towel but really like the wash cloth purse and looks so simple to make thank you for sharing. Would love to have all the thread and caddy that is awesome. I do not machine embroidery but would love to start, have done a couple of things in the past but never really got into embroidering but looks like fun and luv it. Looked and the web sit and saw a few things that will be on my wish list. Thanks again DIY luv all your ideas.

    • Renee
      May 20, 2010 at 8:04 am
      #749

      I’m going to make a bunch of these hooded towels for all my great nieces and nephews for Christmas!! I’ll be the favorite Auntie, for sure! Thanks girls. You are amazing!!

    • Shannon
      May 20, 2010 at 8:23 am
      #750

      Posted on my facebook. I absolutely love the towels. I have tons of little cousins that would adore this! I plan to make a couple! At the website I adore the many many colors! I make military quilts for service members and can definitely find matching colors here! and great prices too! Thank you so much!

    • May 20, 2010 at 9:36 am
      #751

      I loved the hooded towel project. I was especially pleased to learn about the Hemingworth products. No tangle thread AND hooping tape!! WOW!

    • May 20, 2010 at 10:30 am
      #752

      I love the beachtowels!! I live at the beach and have three small grandchildren. They will love the towels. I also love the thread caddy. Would love to win it too!
      Chris

    • Holly
      May 20, 2010 at 11:11 am
      #753

      This was an awesome episode! I wanted to make a new hooded towel for my son because he outgrew the baby ones. This will be PERFECT! Thank you :)

    • jengd
      May 20, 2010 at 11:12 am
      #754

      Fab projects! We’ll be at the lake a lot this summer and hooded towels would be VERY handy!

    • jengd
      May 20, 2010 at 11:13 am
      #755

      I know there’s obviously lots of sewing items at embroidery.com but I could really use the jewelry supplies- watch faces and Keepsake Jewelry Lapel Pins.

    • Holly
      May 20, 2010 at 11:14 am
      #756

      I also just posted this link to my Facebook profile!

    • May 20, 2010 at 11:18 am
      #757

      Made hooded towels for the grandsons and embroidered their initial on the back. They thought they were superman!

    • Holly
      May 20, 2010 at 11:19 am
      #758

      I just visited embroidery.com and I love it! I found my new favorite sewing site!

    • Barb Parsons
      May 20, 2010 at 11:23 am
      #759

      Loved watching your video – first time I have seen you. Lots of nifty ideas! :)

    • May 20, 2010 at 11:30 am
      #760

      Bleach resistant is a great idea!

    • May 20, 2010 at 11:33 am
      #761

      Just went to embroidery.com–what a cool site!

    • jan schrock
      May 20, 2010 at 11:49 am
      #762

      i love the towels…….what an easy, fast, and useful gift! the embroidery thread also looks amazing…i am going to head on over to embroidery.com
      thanks so much for all of your great ideas……

    • bkchappie
      May 20, 2010 at 11:53 am
      #763

      I look forward to making the hooded towels. Very easy peasy. Im heading on over to embroidery.com to go shopping.

    • May 20, 2010 at 12:02 pm
      #764

      I love all your ideas! I download the podcasts to my iTouch and watch them during my lunch hour at work.

    • Lori Lenhart
      May 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm
      #765

      I love this hooded towel my grandkids will love having one there are so many ways to embellish it and make it one of a kind. I can’t wait to get started. thank you so much for all the ideas that you share with us.

    • Lori Lenhart
      May 20, 2010 at 12:21 pm
      #766

      I just went to embroidery.com to order my supplies and found some cute designs to use on my hooded towels. thanks again.

    • May 20, 2010 at 12:25 pm
      #767

      I love the cute little washcloth idea, that would be great to put a garmin navigation in to protect it when not in use not to mention the darling bath towel even new sewers can make that. I love you ladies I have made the pin cushion and am getting geared up for the canvas picture I’ll let ya know how it turns out. thanks alot.

    • laura taylor
      May 20, 2010 at 12:29 pm
      #768

      “you learn something new everyday”…thanks to DIY Dish…Thanks for teaching this “old dog new tricks.”
      I will be busy making all your summer projects…

    • Ronda Opipery
      May 20, 2010 at 12:33 pm
      #769

      These are adorable! The hooded towels would make great gift for the kids friends and nieces and nephews.
      The thread giveaway is amazing!!

    • Shelley R
      May 20, 2010 at 12:35 pm
      #770

      This is a great idea! I have been wanting to make some towels like this for my kids, but was hesitate because every “pattern” I found made a towel that went over the head, and I was looking for something that would wrap around. This will be great with there names on when we go to the pool! Thanks for the great ideas! Just as a reference what size towels were you using, such a range these days!

    • Rene' Perry
      May 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm
      #771

      LOVE THE TOWEL AND WASHCLOTH CADDIE!!! On my way NOW to sewing table to make some!!
      Thanks!
      Rene’

    • Sandi Dumesnil
      May 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm
      #772

      These are SO precious! Can’t wait to make a bunch of them for the grandkids and anyone else that wants one!!!!

      Thanks so much for sharing this!

      ~Blessings~

      Sandi

    • Terry Daigre
      May 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm
      #773

      I love this project perfect for grand daughters and also fo crafts shows.
      thanks for showing your projects you all have so many good Ideas.
      Terry

    • Deborah
      May 20, 2010 at 1:31 pm
      #774

      I can’t wait to make these for all my grandchildren. Thank you!!!

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:32 pm
      #775

      These beach towels are going to make great gift for all the little ones in my family. Thanks for sharing so much fun! The Hemingworth products are a dream come true and I love them all!

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      #776

      Oh my gosh, that thread caddy is awesome, I think I need it.

    • Gwen Radford
      May 20, 2010 at 1:36 pm
      #777

      What a great idea! I just love the little tote bag and can’t wait to make some. I am always looking for inexpensive embroidered gifts to give to friends, family and extended family (guests at my condo); and these will be perfect!. I can embroider them with a child, teen, or adult theme design and please everyone! Gotta run and find some perfect buttons to go along with each theme. Thanks again for inspiring me again this week! Absolutely love this site!!!!! Gwen

    • Rene
      May 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm
      #778

      What a perfect idea for my neighbors grandaughters!!!! I have been wanting some new ideas to learn how to use my embrodery machine better. Thank you soooo much can’t wait to get started!

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:38 pm
      #779

      Wow! What a fast and fun project! I think I could even involve my two girls, (9 & 11) in this project. You have inspired me to bust out my embroidery machine, her name is “Betty”. Thanks for being my muse!

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      #780

      I love this blog I love the idea, the pictures are viberant and faboulous, I would so make these, Thank you for this This is really cool

    • Kathy Hill
      May 20, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      #781

      What a great summer project! The hooded towels are great gifts for all ages. The sling tote idea was
      precious. Keep the creative projects coming! Love the caps over the embroidery threads – a great
      idea! The thread giveaway is going to make any “Creative Creature” feel extra special!!! Sounds like I need to make more coffee before I go to the embroidery.com site! Can’t wait for next weeks show.

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:43 pm
      #782

      And I just post my inspiration on FACEBOOK!

    • Julie
      May 20, 2010 at 1:45 pm
      #783

      I enjoyed this very much! It makes this look so easy I think I’ll try one for ALL my grandkids!
      Thanks so much :)

    • Roxie Larson
      May 20, 2010 at 1:48 pm
      #784

      I love this idea. I have a quilt group of girls ages 6-16 called the Seam Rippers. This will be a great project for them. Thanks for sharing.

    • May 20, 2010 at 1:54 pm
      #785

      I have always wondered the best way to make those hooded towels..You made it so simple .. and love the embelishing ideas. I cant wait to make some for this summer. Thank you !

    • Katherine P
      May 20, 2010 at 1:55 pm
      #786

      http://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/14362476418 tweeted about this terrific giveaway

    • Shelley
      May 20, 2010 at 1:59 pm
      #787

      I always wondered what the secret was to embroidering on a towels. You gals are so informative and fun. The show really rocks!!

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:07 pm
      #788

      The towel wrap is cute–enjoyed your presentation. I have never known about the “sticky tape.” I too hate to hoop and use lots of the sticky stablizer, but it is hard on the needles and I think I will be switching to the double sided sticky tape that you used in the video.
      I enjoy your e-mails. Keep the inspriation going!
      Thanks
      C. Halbgewachs

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm
      #789

      Man, I’m drooling all over my computer screen! That thread is just gorgeous! I love the hooded towels. Those are on my to do list some day. Right now I’m limited to projects that use supplies I already have in my stash but once that changes I’ll have to make some hooded towels.

    • Melissa
      May 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm
      #790

      Love the beach towel…I started sewing & embroidering in January and can’t wait to do the hooded towel for my 2 & 3 year olds!

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:11 pm
      #791

      I also posted on facebook!

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:12 pm
      #792

      I also tweeted!!

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:15 pm
      #793

      I checked out embroidery.com and see that they have q snap frames! I absolutely love those! I need to get some more sizes to expand my options. :)

    • Michelle
      May 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm
      #794

      LOVE it! Especially the tiny tote bag

    • Lisa
      May 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm
      #795

      Love the towels! I will be making several of these! I also LOVE the thread and encasing it is a fantastic idea! I love the double sided tape from embroidery.com – would be great to have!

      Keep the ideas coming!

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:18 pm
      #796

      Wow, this is a great idea for the summer.. I am expecting my second baby and I am going to make him some towels. Plus, I always monogram my daugthers swim towels. So , when she goes to swiming lessons she gets hers and no one else. I can make this now for her. Emboridery.com is loaded with so much stuff. I never knew they had so much stuff , I can look for days at the things I want now.. Making my wish list now..Thanks for the great idea!

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:21 pm
      #797

      wow! you guys always have the best giveaways and best tutorials… now if only i had the time to do all this stuff!! :)

    • Barbara
      May 20, 2010 at 2:28 pm
      #798

      This is great! I will make more than one for my 5 week old grandson. Also, I am making the beach pouch for the 7 year old grandaughter. Thank you so much!

    • Jill
      May 20, 2010 at 2:29 pm
      #799

      I love this, my daughter is getting married and will eventually have kids. Can’t wait to make some!!

    • Dee Lewis
      May 20, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      #800

      I have made a number of hooded towels as gifts, but yours is the easiest. So much for for applying bias
      binding to cover raw edges all around. Now, if I want to use bias binding, it will just be for embellishment!

    • Dianah Mathis
      May 20, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      #801

      Hi again. Everything you guys do is amazing!! I have been wanting to make something just like this! Thanks you both. Keep up the good work.

      Dianah

    • May 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm
      #802

      Wow! Supersolve Topping, washaway backing, double-sided tape, control a twist, hoop assist! The products are amazing on Embroidery.com. When I think about how I used to embellish clothing with cross stitch designs and how labour intensive it was. Again Wow! AND what a super cute towel project! My mind is already listing off all the kids I could make it for. Thanks for a great idea.

    • Anita Moena
      May 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm
      #803

      I have two babies being born thru our church members – what a cool ideal to make a hoodie for a baby gift and mix it with bath supplies. Thanks for the idea.

    • Dixie Baker
      May 20, 2010 at 2:50 pm
      #804

      I am thrilled with the inspiration I received from this episode. I do not have an embroidery machine but do free hand embroidery and am happy to learn about Hemingworth.
      I am making a hooded towel this week for my youngest granddaughter.
      Thanks.

      Dixie

    • jan king
      May 20, 2010 at 2:59 pm
      #805

      A perfect project to make with my 7 yr. old granddaughter. She’s so interested in learning to sew like grandma. :) Also a great way to practice those embroidery stitches! I have a feeling we’ll be making lots of those totes for her and her friends! Thanks!!

    • Cathy C.
      May 20, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      #806

      I love this idea! I have two grandsons that will love this.

    • Diana
      May 20, 2010 at 3:12 pm
      #807

      Thank you for this great project. I think it is perfect for my 12 yr old granddaughter to use for a sewing project.

    • jan king
      May 20, 2010 at 3:13 pm
      #808

      I love the stack n store bobbin keeper and the embroidery bear is SO cute. It reminds of of the autograph dogs of long ago! ( am I showing my age?) The bear would be a perfect gift for girls to have their friends sign at those slumber or birthday parties… later she could embroider them. A wonderful keepsake…would be a lovely idea for a baby shower, too!

    • May 20, 2010 at 3:16 pm
      #809

      I blogged onmy sparkpeople account and it automatically updates my facebook abount too. I love the embroidery site I have bookmarked it so I can refer back to it often.

      I have an 18 month old grandson who will be getting one of these adorable towels for this summer wehn he comes to my house to play in the sprinker. My other two kids still at home are 10 and 12 and they too will be getting one so they don’t take the entire stack of bath towels out in the backyard this year to just dry off.

    • May 20, 2010 at 3:23 pm
      #810

      WOW!! What a terrific project and sooooo easy peasy. Thank you for this tutorial.

    • May 20, 2010 at 3:26 pm
      #811

      I’m still drooling over all the wonderful goodies thet have at Embroidery.com.
      It’s so hard to pick just one thing but I do like to X stitch and was impressed.

    • Donna
      May 20, 2010 at 3:30 pm
      #812

      A quick, easy project that’s sure to be a hit with the kids!

    • Brandy Nettles
      May 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm
      #813

      I love hooded towels! They are so awesome and I can’t wait to make some for the beach for my kiddos! Thanks for the tutorial. Brandy

    • Brandy Nettles
      May 20, 2010 at 3:39 pm
      #814

      I shared with a friend! Thanks again, Brandy

    • Marilynn
      May 20, 2010 at 3:43 pm
      #815

      Love the hooded towel idea, I’ve made these when my children were younger and sewed a wash cloth on the front as a pocket.

    • Linda
      May 20, 2010 at 3:56 pm
      #816

      This show was fantastic! I love quick useful projects. I had to get out the antibacterial wipes to keep the drool off my keyboard when I saw the thread that is being given away! PICK ME, PICK ME! lol

    • georgieann
      May 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm
      #817

      Glad I watched your video this morning as I was just setting up to machine embroider some towels….now I’ll convert some slightly used ones to have on hand for my visiting grandaughters to use here in Florida. They live in the pool and these towels are the perfect size to cover and wrap up after a dip. I’ll even make some to take home!

    • Brandy Nettles
      May 20, 2010 at 4:03 pm
      #818

      Checked out Embroidery.com and I think I definitely need a thread catcher. They are probably VERY handy! Brandy

    • Donna Marie
      May 20, 2010 at 4:13 pm
      #819

      I visited Embroidery.com and now am excited to start using my embroidery machine again. I especially loved the beach designs to put on one of those amazing and easy cover ups. Thanks for the tutorial!

    • Donna Marie
      May 20, 2010 at 4:14 pm
      #820

      Love the bright orange thick towel that you used. I just paid $25 on sale at Land’s End for a much thinner hooded towel. From now on, I’ll make them myself for my grandchildren.
      Thanks for sharing!

    • Cindy
      May 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm
      #821

      I have made several hooded towels in the past, but used a different, more time intensive construction technique. Yours is so easy.. I can’t wait to try it now! I think applique embroidery would also look fabulous on a towel.

    • kimberly b
      May 20, 2010 at 4:23 pm
      #822

      Oh my gosh i just love this towel!! I love the fact that it can be for both boys and girls – my kids will love it!! Thanks

    • Ann Michel
      May 20, 2010 at 4:24 pm
      #823

      Great Show! I love to embroider on things to personalize gifts. Thank you.

    • Tammy
      May 20, 2010 at 4:30 pm
      #824

      I love the hooded towel, got one when my first child was born and used it all the time. Had not thought about that in a while and am going to try making one to use for a gift! Loved the show and thanks!

      Tammy

    • Mary Peterson
      May 20, 2010 at 4:45 pm
      #825

      I just ttok the time to listen to some of yur videos and realize what I’ve been missing! I’m so excited to do some of your projects. The picnic quilt and hooded towel will be first :-) THANKYOU!!!

    • Mindy A.
      May 20, 2010 at 4:46 pm
      #826

      These are perfect bday gifts!!! Can’t wait to make some!!!

    • May 20, 2010 at 4:47 pm
      #827

      OMG!! Love this video! I am going immediately to get the embroidery tape! I too HATE to hoop my fabrics to embroider! Love the thread cases too! I hope I win! I LOVE the threads! Suzie

    • May 20, 2010 at 4:50 pm
      #828

      I blogged about your giveaway with the video too! Suzie

    • sandy peterson
      May 20, 2010 at 5:00 pm
      #829

      Thanks for showing how to make the hooded towels–what a fun and easy project! I like the double sided tape from Embroidery.com–I have never seen that before—what a great product!

    • May 20, 2010 at 5:01 pm
      #830

      This is one of the neatest thread holders I’ve ever seen!

    • May 20, 2010 at 5:23 pm
      #831

      What an great project for an easy last minute gift..Thanks for serving.

    • Kimberly
      May 20, 2010 at 5:25 pm
      #832

      I have always wanted to know how to make those adorable hooded towels and now I can!! Thank you for your always entertaining webisodes. I was thinking for those that don’t have embroidery machines that “blinging” the towel would be a great alternative. What girl doesn’t like sparkle??

    • Mindy A.
      May 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm
      #833

      I also checked out embroidery.com and I LOVE this site!!! I NEED their HOOP ASSIST!!! Can’t wait to try it!!! I also shared your site on my FB page!!!

    • tonya blevins
      May 20, 2010 at 5:32 pm
      #834

      Thanks so much for this opportunity! The thread looks beautiful!!

    • Amanda
      May 20, 2010 at 5:33 pm
      #835

      These are GREAT! I often use a smaller towel and a washcloth for infant towels. Awesome episode!

    • Amanda
      May 20, 2010 at 5:35 pm
      #836

      I looked around on their website and found some neat stuff, but I am still in love with the double sided tape you used on the episode! NEED IT! =D

    • tonya blevins
      May 20, 2010 at 5:37 pm
      #837

      i love the in the thread sets embroidery.com.

    • Rhonda Hepler
      May 20, 2010 at 5:47 pm
      #838

      I love the hooded towel idea. I can’t wait to make one for my grand daughters.

    • Rhonda Hepler
      May 20, 2010 at 5:48 pm
      #839

      I have shopped from embroidery.com before. I love that site. I am going to be watching some of the e-classes this summer when I am out of school. I teach and I can’t wait for summer to sew, sew, sew.

    • Molly
      May 20, 2010 at 5:56 pm
      #840

      I can’t wait to make these for my daughter and her friends.

    • denise
      May 20, 2010 at 6:51 pm
      #841

      Love the ideas! I plan to make a few of these towels! I wish I had a blog to have another entry! I am heading over to hemingworth right now to make out my wish list! Thanks for showing is how and give us creative ideas!

    • denise
      May 20, 2010 at 6:55 pm
      #842

      Thanks for the wonderful ideas and your show! I plan on making quite a few of these hooded towels ! I am going to the Hemingworth right now to make out my list! I just started embroidering and love it!

    • Mable
      May 20, 2010 at 7:03 pm
      #843

      I love the matching bag. My daughter is at the age where she likes to have a purse to match her outfit. She’ll be so excited to see a bag to match her beach towel. I really enjoy your show. Thank you.

    • May 20, 2010 at 7:23 pm
      #844

      This was the first time a had been to embroidery.com. I found a number of items I want to purchase. There were several projects I found interesting and am hoping to try.

    • Emily H
      May 20, 2010 at 8:24 pm
      #845

      Thanks so much for the great idea. Now if only I can talk my husband into letting me get an embroidery machine to make the towels even more amazing!

    • Sarahcita
      May 20, 2010 at 9:18 pm
      #846

      Thanks for the great ideas and concise instructions! Great tips, too!

    • Maria
      May 20, 2010 at 9:33 pm
      #847

      thank you so much for sharing your towels projects I plane to make some of hooded towels and the Tote Great job

    • Christi
      May 20, 2010 at 9:43 pm
      #848

      AMAZING ideas! Thanks for all the tips & freebies!

    • kathy
      May 20, 2010 at 10:06 pm
      #849

      can you please post a picture of the placement of your towel embroidery? Front corners, back of towel, down the front….I need more info.

    • Sandra
      May 20, 2010 at 10:31 pm
      #850

      Another amazing gift give away! Thanks for reminding me how to make these!

    • Juli
      May 20, 2010 at 11:21 pm
      #851

      Okay – I love this project!!! We are going on a family trip to Florida the week of the 4th! All the children will have a matching monogrammed towel!!! Love love love this. Thank you ladies for ANOTHER great idea

    • Jacki
      May 20, 2010 at 11:22 pm
      #852

      Loved the show girlfriends!! I bought a towel for Kati and I am making her a flamingo towel for her school swim trip :) Everyone will be jealous.

    • Jacki
      May 20, 2010 at 11:23 pm
      #853

      Went to Embroidery.com and found many items that I want. The one item is the thread holder. I am going to buy one.

    • Jacki
      May 20, 2010 at 11:26 pm
      #854

      Went back to Embroidery.com and loved the EClasses! Especially the classes that the two of you have taught. You inspire me :)

    • Jacki
      May 20, 2010 at 11:27 pm
      #855

      Oh, one more thing. I love the Hemmingworth thread and love how it stitches out.

    • Joan Johnson
      May 20, 2010 at 11:39 pm
      #856

      Loved the hooded towel and so glad to hear about the tape for machine emb, must have. thanks, Joan

    • Mary Peterson
      May 20, 2010 at 11:56 pm
      #857

      This is a really cute idea. I love the embroidery embellishment.

    • joanna
      May 21, 2010 at 12:26 am
      #858

      I made towels similar to this for my childern who are now in High School and still want to use them!

    • Lori
      May 21, 2010 at 1:51 am
      #859

      Love this DIY for the hooded towel! I cannot wait to go get some towels & handtowels & get started. Thank you so much for sharing this with us! Also, very excited to enter giveaway for the thread. I have never heard of that brand before and absolutely love the plastic cases for each spool!!

    • Sue
      May 21, 2010 at 2:08 am
      #860

      How cute is this. I have 7 grandchildren – ages 7, 5, and all the rest under 4. I’ve embroidered their names on bath towels and wanted to make them hooded towels but wasn’t quite sure how to do that. Now I know. Thanks so much.

    • Karen
      May 21, 2010 at 2:51 am
      #861

      Really enjoy your show, great ideas & tips.

    • Beverly McDaniels
      May 21, 2010 at 3:23 am
      #862

      Can’t wait to make these for my 3 grandaughters

    • Jillian
      May 21, 2010 at 3:35 am
      #863

      Loved the show! I can’t wait to teach our homeschool group how to make these. The kids will be able to do it themselves. Thanks so much ladies!

    • Sheryle Wilhite
      May 21, 2010 at 4:08 am
      #864

      I really am enjoying watching your video teaching classes. I look forward to the new one every week. I have actually been making these towels using a washcloth for the hood as baby gifts for about 8 years. This towel can be used for babies up to 4 and 5 years old, and can also be personalized and embroidered. Thank you for a new suggestion on making towels. Can’t wait to try some of the new products you showed!

    • Vickie
      May 21, 2010 at 5:12 am
      #865

      Hooded towels ROCK! Thanks for the inspiration.

    • Joy Gross
      May 21, 2010 at 5:24 am
      #866

      What a fun video… I would love to make those for my grandchildren.

    • Carol Bauman
      May 21, 2010 at 5:50 am
      #867

      Great easy Hooded Towel and Tote. I am going out tomorrow to purchase some towels to make this.

    • May 21, 2010 at 7:07 am
      #868

      I love the website! They have such cute things there. I love that they have different embroidery designs that you don’t see everywhere else. I would love to win the thread caddy!! I can’t wait to make the towel for my grandson. I think he will really like that. I see a couple of them in his near future.

    • May 21, 2010 at 8:25 am
      #869

      Okay enter my name again please. I”ve been talking about it on Facebook and sharing with all my girlfriends your great site and all the fun projects you do.

    • May 21, 2010 at 10:25 am
      #870

      Hi I’ve just watched your video on making hooded towels and bags from a flannel. What great ideas and made to look so simple – hopefully I can re-create them too as my son and daughter would love these for the beach this Summer. Many thanks and I look forward to next weeks newsletter.

    • charlotte poteet
      May 21, 2010 at 11:32 am
      #871

      Fantastic idea! Although there are many patterns available for hooded towels , this is too simple to complicate with a pattern. I’d rather be embroidering. Again, we thank you.

    • Raechel Bunt
      May 21, 2010 at 12:42 pm
      #872

      I am so glad you gave these instructions, I have been wanting to make some hooded towels but had never tried it. I am going to go buy some towels and get started. They are adorable and so is the little pouch. I know some kids who are going to love these. Thanks again I love your site.

    • Jenny
      May 21, 2010 at 12:43 pm
      #873

      The towels are a great gift for a summer birthday. Thanks for all of your wonderful chances to win a great prize.

    • Christie Brown
      May 21, 2010 at 1:03 pm
      #874

      Thank you for the easy instructions for the hooded towel. I can’t wait to try it!

    • Pascale Randolph
      May 21, 2010 at 1:04 pm
      #875

      Always looking for an easy way of making the hooded towels and I think you have discovered it! Also love the cute and easy pouch!

    • Pascale Randolph
      May 21, 2010 at 1:11 pm
      #876

      I just visited Embroidery.com and love the Stipple! Seashells project pack with the 2 quilt projects & embroidery designs! Thanks also for reminding me of this site – I haven’t visited it in a long time!

    • Donna
      May 21, 2010 at 1:16 pm
      #877

      I love my embrodiery maching, Janome 350E. Do you know if there are any mormon embrodiery designs out there? I have done these hooded towels when my kids were young and love them. They would use them like a cape and run around the yard like batman. Thanks for another wonderful episode.
      Donna

    • Kathryn
      May 21, 2010 at 1:34 pm
      #878

      My neice and nephews will love those towels!! I can’t wait to get started!! Thanks

    • Katherine P
      May 21, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      #879

      http://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/14427507302 tweeting about the giveaway!

    • Joyce
      May 21, 2010 at 2:11 pm
      #880

      Y’all have so many wonderful ideas. Thank you so much for the DIY Dish. I have made many hooded towels, but never thought about using them for the beach!

    • Shannon
      May 21, 2010 at 2:23 pm
      #881

      Who wouldn’t want more thread?! That’s gorgeous thread and so nicely organized too. Thanks!

    • Shannon
      May 21, 2010 at 2:28 pm
      #882

      They have everything there! I really could use some more organizational boxes or bins and I also have my eye on a new pair of good scissors.

    • tiffani
      May 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      #883

      Love this hooded towel. Thank you for the instructions. Does anyone know at what age they start to not fit? Is it only for toddlers?

    • Cindy Dickerson
      May 21, 2010 at 2:36 pm
      #884

      Oh so cute!! My grandchildren would love these!! I am going to run to the store right now!!

    • tiffani
      May 21, 2010 at 2:44 pm
      #885

      Embroidery.com has so many wonderful things, I love the stuffed animals and that they make it so easy to embroider on them!

    • April
      May 21, 2010 at 3:27 pm
      #886

      these will be cute towels for my kids for the summer and even a few friends for gifts!! Time to go to the store for some towels!!

    • Mary Carpenter
      May 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm
      #887

      I never win anything but maybe having 14 gret grandchildren (soon to be 16) is winning in a big way. I no longer buy gifts for my family because they really want things I make. Embroidery.com always sparks my creativity but bot nearly as much as watching your shows and exploring your web site. Thank you!!!

    • Deborah L. Lucas
      May 21, 2010 at 5:06 pm
      #888

      I am new to this site. Believe me it will be a regular thing from now on.

      I am so impressed.

      Have a great day.

      Thank you,

      Debbie

    • Bren
      May 21, 2010 at 5:33 pm
      #889

      I love these types of towels. I make them for my girls to use at bath-time too. It’s nice to have a big thick towel for them to snuggle in after their baths.

    • Dawn Rowley
      May 21, 2010 at 5:40 pm
      #890

      The towels are great. And the caddy would be a great addition to my craft room.

    • Kelly F
      May 21, 2010 at 6:25 pm
      #891

      These are so fun to make. My girls love hooded towels. Thanks for a great episode.

    • Kelly F
      May 21, 2010 at 6:27 pm
      #892

      I posted to Facebook.

    • Gail
      May 21, 2010 at 6:31 pm
      #893

      I make these hooded towels for my grandchildren and they love them!!! I use ribbon, rick rack and applique because I don’t have an embroidery machine. Would love to win the thread!!!!

    • May 21, 2010 at 6:40 pm
      #894

      Love the hooded towel! Can’t wait to make some for baby shower gifts. Thanks!!

    • Lynn
      May 21, 2010 at 6:53 pm
      #895

      ARG!! Stop coming up with such wonderful, fun, quick and easy things to make (but not really). I have too many projects already (what’s one more??). AND I really don’t need any more websites to LOVE (but love to love them all!)! Thank you for your all your info…really!

    • maria elena blecha
      May 21, 2010 at 7:01 pm
      #896

      I have to have the little mouse to make hooded towels for the grandkids, I have been wanting to do it for a long time and you just gave me the courage to do it!!! Thanks Every episode is a gem!!

    • nicole
      May 21, 2010 at 7:16 pm
      #897

      Love these! Will def. have to make some for the kiddos!

    • maria elena blecha
      May 21, 2010 at 7:17 pm
      #898

      I just went to Embroidery.com and ordered the tape but need to order the mouse and am unable to find him, any hints?? Love everything you do.

    • Lynda Whittemore
      May 21, 2010 at 7:42 pm
      #899

      This towel is too cute. I might just have to make one for my nephew for his birthday. Thanks for the great idea.

    • May 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      #900

      Pretty cute hoodie towel! I have several babies entering my life soon and now I have something I can handmake and personalize for each one!

    • May 21, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      #901

      I already make hooded towels but I love the way you add the hood:) I am going to make some for my puppy.

    • May 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm
      #902

      Posted on my blog:)
      http://snazzycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/05/embroidery-thread-drawer-giveaway.html

    • May 21, 2010 at 7:59 pm
      #903

      I love the Precious Cargo™ 100% Organic Infant 1-Piece onesie’s I will love embroidering them:)

    • Cindi
      May 21, 2010 at 8:23 pm
      #904

      Love the hooded towel! Great Directions. Really impressed with the Hemingway thread! And am on my way over to embroidery.com to check it out! Keep up the good work! Love this site!

    • Diane Yaghoobian
      May 21, 2010 at 9:05 pm
      #905

      This was the first episode I finally got around to watching and it was great. I’ve been asked about and thought about making hooded towels but never wanted to deal with all the fraying bits of terrycloth. This was minimal fray with maximal result. Loved it.

    • Kelly F
      May 21, 2010 at 10:36 pm
      #906

      The e-classes look awesome!!

    • Doris
      May 21, 2010 at 11:03 pm
      #907

      Love the hooded towels and your site! Creativity is always served for me! I will have to make my granddaughter some for the beach and also great for after her bath!

    • Patty
      May 21, 2010 at 11:32 pm
      #908

      I love the hooded towel. I have three grandsons that are each getting one, or maybe two each. Thanks for the great ideas.

    • Mikelle
      May 21, 2010 at 11:51 pm
      #909

      I love love love these!!

    • chris
      May 22, 2010 at 12:13 am
      #910

      Very cute summer idea!

    • Donna Winstead
      May 22, 2010 at 1:42 am
      #911

      I loved this show,will definitely be making these hooded towels. We are planning a family vacation this year to the beach and will love making these for my young nieces and nephew. It will be fun to let them help make their own towels. The possibilities are endless with these project! Thanks alot girls!

    • April_V
      May 22, 2010 at 1:54 am
      #912

      I love the hooded towels. Great website. Thanks for sharing..

    • Betty
      May 22, 2010 at 1:57 am
      #913

      Love the towel and the instructions! Anxious to see more of your inspiring creations! Thanks for all you do to make this hobby more enjoyable!

    • mary graced
      May 22, 2010 at 3:12 am
      #914

      love your towel idea…and I was talking to my friends about your website & will be sending them the link…very fun show to watch…thanks keep up the good work…

    • May 22, 2010 at 5:47 am
      #915

      This looks like a great project to jump back into sewing with, have a new sewing/embroidery machine, it’s been here for about a year and I haven’t done anything with it yet, but like this project, thank you for sharing.

    • Cathy
      May 22, 2010 at 11:24 am
      #916

      Love the hooded towel and the little tote. My grandchildren will love them. Thanks so much for the great ideas.

    • Sue B.
      May 22, 2010 at 11:54 am
      #917

      How easy was this and so quick for a necessary beach or pool piece!

    • Cyndi_B
      May 22, 2010 at 1:04 pm
      #918

      Wow you’ve done it again…you explain so simply the how-to of your projects that gets your viewers creative juices flowing. Thank you for this timely project :)

    • Katherine P
      May 22, 2010 at 1:10 pm
      #919

      Love love love the hooded towels
      http://twitter.com/mkjmc/status/14492358476
      tweeted about the giveaway

    • May 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm
      #920

      Another fun episode and what a marvelous prize. I’d be happy to add that to my sewing room fare.
      Thank you for this project.

      oxo

    • Magda
      May 22, 2010 at 2:59 pm
      #921

      What a great gift for baby showers and birthdays.
      Thanks for making it so easy.
      I will be making these for some of my relatives who are expecting!

    • bonnie
      May 22, 2010 at 3:39 pm
      #922

      Just love your shows and look forward to them each week. I am going to make some hooded towels for the grandchildren to use at the pool. I can get over sized bath towels from Costco and a hand towel to use for hooded part for the 12 year old big guy.

    • May 22, 2010 at 3:59 pm
      #923

      Love this towel. I’ve shared it with my embroidery friend Beth. I have a niece and nephew that would love these towels.

    • Mary F
      May 22, 2010 at 4:34 pm
      #924

      Hi girls, the hooded beach towel and little tote is so adorable. I am going shopping today and get a couple of them made for my two grandaughters. I just got an embroidery machine, so I am a greenhorn at it for now. I can’t imagine how great it would be to win such a generous give-a-way as the Hemingworh Embroidery thread. Thanks for all your great ideas and keep them coming. Mary

    • Niecia R
      May 22, 2010 at 5:18 pm
      #925

      You two are great and I love the ideas you share. My mom has a great embroidery machine but not very many threads. I would love to be able to give her something like this, to thank her for being such a wonderful mother.

    • Sandi Cunningham
      May 22, 2010 at 5:44 pm
      #926

      NO, NO, NO! Don’t throw away the leftover soluble overlayment. The pieces are great for small projects, little areas AND even put in a bottle with water and dissolved to spray on articles. Don’t throw things away!

    • Jill Hicks
      May 22, 2010 at 6:35 pm
      #927

      Wow! How much fun. I enjoyed your beach towel episode and will have to make a hooded beach towel for each of my grandsons. The Hemingworth thread is beautiful. I love the arrangement in the drawer and lint free storage. Embroidery.com was new to me and now I am a member. Thanks for all the great ideas.

    • Martha Long
      May 22, 2010 at 9:58 pm
      #928

      Granddaughter will enjoy making this.

    • Karen Mortensen
      May 22, 2010 at 9:59 pm
      #929

      Hi. Cute stuff. I love these. Can you make one in adult size? Maybe just get bigger towels?

    • Elizabeth Keller
      May 22, 2010 at 10:45 pm
      #930

      I have made lots of these hooded towels, even add pockets and a tie to hold them closed, but I have never made one of the cute washcloth purses. What a great idea. Thanks for another wonderful episode. And the Hemmingworth thread is awesome. Thanks for showing this thread-never knew they exsisted. I always learn something new with every episode.

    • Nicki C K
      May 22, 2010 at 11:09 pm
      #931

      Amazing webisode (as always) ladies! I am SUPER SUPER excited about this project because I have been wanting to make one of these hooded towels forever but had NO IDEA it was so simple! I’m goingn to make lots of these now. THANK YOU THANK YOU for sharing this! I wish I had an embroidery machine to make all those fun images on the towels. SO super cute! Guess I’m going to have to save up for one now. ;-) Super cute idea for the sling pouch too. Fun Fun Fun! Hello beach time!

    • Connie Douty
      May 23, 2010 at 1:04 am
      #932

      Thank you ladies. Tomorrow I shop! Towels in a variety of colors is my mission. As many children as I know, all of them will receive a hooded towel. Otherwise, I could be in BIG trouble. The older ones will want a washcloth tote for sure. Monograms will finish the totes and with all the wonderful trim available, the hooded towels will be the talk of the kinder set for sure.

    • Patty
      May 23, 2010 at 2:50 am
      #933

      Great quick little gift or project! Love it!

    • Kim Pond
      May 23, 2010 at 4:17 am
      #934

      LOVE LOVE this! I spend a lot of time pool/beach side with my 3 little ones and their friends. I will be making this for all of them!

    • Kim P
      May 23, 2010 at 4:20 am
      #935

      Just went to purchase some of the double sided embroidery tape at embroidery.com! I can’t wait to try it!

    • Cindy Fair
      May 23, 2010 at 3:17 pm
      #936

      Thanks for sharing how to make the hooded towels. I am going to make personalized ones for my grandbabies for our beach trip in July.

    • Melissa
      May 23, 2010 at 3:34 pm
      #937

      WoW What great ideas! YOu make sewing projects easy

    • Melissa
      May 23, 2010 at 3:36 pm
      #938

      wow what great ideas! You make sewing projects easy and fun!
      thanks ! I have forwarded you on to my friends.
      thanks
      Melissa From Naches, WA

    • Ann W
      May 23, 2010 at 4:00 pm
      #939

      I just found your site.I make those towels and put large applique of animals with the first letter of the childs name in the middle . I also think you are wasting the left over of the sovly you put on top of the towels,the part you tear off. here is my tip. You need to save that in a zipper close plastic bag so you can put it in water and brush it on the towels ,let it dry over night and then stitch on top of it.
      I pin my towel on my tearaway, I have used the tape around the edges and with a heavy towel ,well lets just say it shifted and then my design or outline was off. this is why i use pins around the edges and have no problems.
      I do love your videos and thanks for showing all the great tips and projects.

    • Diana Martinez
      May 23, 2010 at 7:40 pm
      #940

      I loved the hooded towel project! I am sure it will be ejoyed by my nephew very soon. I also have machine embroidery as a hobby, and would LOVE to win the Hemingworth thread. Keep up the good work, and thanks for your projects.

    • Heidi
      May 23, 2010 at 8:09 pm
      #941

      I’ve been making these for awhile and they are the best towels ever! Now I just need an embroidery machine to make mine as cute as yours.

    • Heidi
      May 23, 2010 at 8:10 pm
      #942

      I love the sewing chair, I’ve been needing a cute one. I also would love one of their sewing desks.

    • Kath
      May 23, 2010 at 8:19 pm
      #943

      It is always better to “see” the process of embroidering on terry, it is something I am totally interested in. Thanks DIY Dish for showing us. How easy with the tape! Who knew but you two!

    • Karen
      May 23, 2010 at 8:33 pm
      #944

      Love the hooded towels, have already spent lots at embroidery.com!

    • Eunice Paul
      May 23, 2010 at 10:53 pm
      #945

      Loved, Loved this episode =) I will be making hooded towels for my neices & nephews. We have a pool in our back yard. I know these will be a hit!

    • Jennifer Mead
      May 23, 2010 at 11:36 pm
      #946

      What a wonderful project, and a great way to use some of my child-friendly embroidery designs! I will be making one for a little girl and one for a little boy. I have used Hemingworth threads and they truly are the very best!!

    • May 24, 2010 at 12:34 am
      #947

      Really liked the washcloth pouch!

    • May 24, 2010 at 1:31 am
      #948

      Fun ideas for summer. Thank you!

    • May 24, 2010 at 1:33 am
      #949

      I like Embroidery.com’s assortment of clothing. So much to accessorize!

    • May 24, 2010 at 1:57 am
      #950

      wonderful show!
      thank you so much.

    • Lucy Moran
      May 24, 2010 at 3:08 am
      #951

      This was a great Epitsode # 9. I have made hundreds of these towel and have gifted them, sold some and always keep them on hand for baby gifts.
      I also enjoy the washcloth pouch. Keep up the great work.

      I am looking for some La crosse ribbon about 1/2″. Could you direct me to a website.
      Thanks
      Lucy Moran

    • Lezlie Blazzard
      May 24, 2010 at 3:33 am
      #952

      I am SOOOOO excited about this tutorial!! I have 3 year old twin girls and I have been so sad since they outgrew their store bought hooded towels. Now I can just make them some large ones and be able to match them to our new bathroom remodel! :) Thanks ladies! you are awesome!!

    • oregonjudy
      May 24, 2010 at 3:51 am
      #953

      Having great thread is like having a paint brush with a good color palette. Never can have too many.

    • oregonjudy
      May 24, 2010 at 3:52 am
      #954

      Just told all my quilting buddies. We all love thread and fabric.

    • Tammie
      May 24, 2010 at 5:55 am
      #955

      Love this idea! I am going to be teaching a sewing class this summer and this will be a very good project for my beginners. Looking forward to your other project suggestions ;)

    • Nancy Dierker
      May 24, 2010 at 11:37 am
      #956

      Loved the different ideas for the beach. I will be making these as gifts for my children to take to birthday parties this summer.

    • May 24, 2010 at 1:53 pm
      #957

      I received something like this at my baby shower 4 years ago and it was one of my best gifts! I still use it. I am excited to be able to make them for others now and also some more for my kids. Thanks.

    • Sylvia Lehmann
      May 24, 2010 at 5:14 pm
      #958

      Thank you. Wonderful fast and easy project.

    • Wanda Morrison
      May 24, 2010 at 5:54 pm
      #959

      I throughly enjoyed this session. I will be making the hooded towels. I would love to win the thread, it will go well with my embordery machine. thank you

    • Lori Baer
      May 24, 2010 at 6:27 pm
      #960

      What a great project! I’m excited to try a hooded towel with these directions – definitely easier than the one I used before.

    • Barbara Whitescarver
      May 24, 2010 at 6:46 pm
      #961

      This is a great project. Love the easy way you fashioned it. Going to make one for my granddaughters. Also love the covering on the Hemingworth threads. Would love to win the many colors of thread.

    • bonnie
      May 24, 2010 at 7:13 pm
      #962

      Great show, as always. Can’t wait to make the pouch with my granddaughter, perfect project for her!

    • linda holder
      May 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm
      #963

      I can’t wait to try the hooded towels! My little granddaughter will never want to take it off for washing! Thank you so much for sharing this fun project.

    • May 24, 2010 at 8:47 pm
      #964

      The Towels are great we have a little pool in the yard for our grandkids and they are always “getting another towel because they forgot which one was theirs” With their NAMES on them I will have much less wash and those cute little pouches, perfect for the misplacing of Goggles, put it in your pouch it won’t get lost. Thanks for the great show. Now to work making those towels, why did I have so many kids and now so many grandkids, I guess because I love them. Judie or “mommalady”

    • Barb Beermann
      May 24, 2010 at 9:00 pm
      #965

      Totally awesome! I can’t wait to make one for each of my grandkids!!! They are so cute! Thank you so much.

    • Valerie M
      May 24, 2010 at 9:16 pm
      #966

      Thank you so much for posting this! My husband’s grandmother made one of these for my oldest son. I would love to make one for my younger son and my oldest son’s is starting to wear out so he needs a new one! You ladies are fabulous!

    • Valerie M
      May 24, 2010 at 9:18 pm
      #967

      Shared this with all my facebook friends! They are going to be so excited!

    • Valerie M
      May 24, 2010 at 9:21 pm
      #968

      I would LOVE to have one of the Wallaby Kangaroo Kabinets. They don’t seem to make many sewing tables where the sewing machine sets down in flush with the works surface! My grandma has something like this and it makes sewing so much easier!

    • Pamela Hansen
      May 24, 2010 at 9:35 pm
      #969

      I love quick projects like these! Perfect for last minute gifts! I think my Grandson would love one!

    • May 24, 2010 at 9:41 pm
      #970

      LOVE these easy projects! What I would also like to see / have is a PDF file for both all projects so that I can print them out and place them in a project book, so that I can find them easily.
      Thanks so much.

    • juanita haney
      May 24, 2010 at 9:44 pm
      #971

      I loved the towel, I made a few towels before but never hooded will give it a try.
      Keep the videos coming girls. Would <3 to win that thread, its something you can't have to much of.

      Pookie

    • Barb
      May 24, 2010 at 9:46 pm
      #972

      I made one of these a couple years ago for my great niece. I trimmed the hood or down the front with a ribbon and embroidered on the front of it.

    • Stacy Clark
      May 24, 2010 at 10:04 pm
      #973

      Quick! I love it!!!!! There are so many ways to personalize these.

    • Marla
      May 24, 2010 at 10:13 pm
      #974

      I have been making hooded towels for several years but I learned a simpler way from watching your video. I am ordering some of the Hemingworth thread today. It sounds like a great product. Thanks

    • Julie Dungan
      May 24, 2010 at 11:03 pm
      #975

      Love your How to Video! I’m new to Machine Embroidery. What a Great Project for my Grand-children. I will be making each of them their own Hooded towels this weekend. Thanks Girls. I’m sure I will be addicted to these project you have shared with all your viewers.
      Thank you :o )

    • Renea
      May 24, 2010 at 11:45 pm
      #976

      Love this episode. I will be making the hooded towels. I have never heard of this thread so would really like the chance to try it out.

    • Shirley C
      May 25, 2010 at 12:39 am
      #977

      I love the tip about the double sided tape. It would sure save on sticky spray.

    • Shirley C
      May 25, 2010 at 12:41 am
      #978

      I looked on Embroidery.com, and I do love the Hemingworth thread. I’ve never seen that thread before even though I’ve ordered from them in the past.

    • Shirley C
      May 25, 2010 at 12:41 am
      #979

      I embedded your video on my blog.
      http://prayersformymom.blogspot.com/

    • Edith
      May 25, 2010 at 2:21 am
      #980

      Thank you for a really nice show. I will be trying this soon. I also liked the tips about Machine Embroidery.

    • Angie
      May 25, 2010 at 2:22 am
      #981

      I had NO idea Hemmingworth had embroidery notions, as well as threads! I knew they had wonderful quality thread, but didn’t realize they had stabilizers, toppings and notions!.

      That is an ADORABLE mouse that you embroidered onto the beach towel!

    • May 25, 2010 at 2:22 am
      #982

      Great project. I went out and bought some towels today for it.. Now I have to break out the embroidery machine. You ladies are so fun! Thanks So much

    • Edith
      May 25, 2010 at 2:25 am
      #983

      Many years ago there was a very popular project using bath towels to make an after shower robe. I have been searching for this pattern for some time. Do you have any ideas about where to look next. It was a pattern that could be used for children or adults depending on the size of the towels.
      Thank you for any help you can give.

    • mary e malone
      May 25, 2010 at 2:45 am
      #984

      Hi I just love your show. What is the name of the tape you used on the wash cloth for the strap/ Thank yu mary

    • May 25, 2010 at 3:10 am
      #985

      thanks for sharing this great project, i plan on making one this week!!

    • Debra Woracek
      May 25, 2010 at 3:48 am
      #986

      I really enjoyed your DIY Dish episode about the hooded towel and tote. I sew for my grandchildren and this will be perfect for the girls and boys! Yipee! Thanks for all the information on the thread. Hope I win Thanks, Deb

    • vickie
      May 25, 2010 at 5:13 am
      #987

      Thanks for the great project. Loved the thread and web site

    • Patty Parmele
      May 25, 2010 at 9:17 am
      #988

      Love the idea of the double stick tape–I will be ordering some. Nice quick project. The thread looks absolutely wonderful can’t wait to try!

    • Lynne
      May 25, 2010 at 10:48 am
      #989

      I love the towels idea – I didn’t know how simple it was to make them! I will definately make some of these for my daughters and for gifts. I really liked the little pouch out of the washcloth, and I think it may be a project for my daughter. I am enjoying your episodes, keep it up!

    • Shannon
      May 25, 2010 at 11:11 am
      #990

      Love this project! This would be fun to get together with a bunch of moms and make these!

    • May 25, 2010 at 11:41 am
      #991

      I love the idea of the double sided embroidery tape, I also hate to hoop, this will make it easy. I can’t wait to try it

    • May 25, 2010 at 1:29 pm
      #992

      I have always wanted to make the kiddos hooded towels! Thanks for teaching me such an easy method to do so! Also, thanks for tip on using the water soluble stabilizer on top of the towel to help with the embroidery! I love it!

    • Lou
      May 25, 2010 at 1:59 pm
      #993

      Hi!!!!
      I am an embroiderer and am excited about teh tape you used!!!! What a neat idea!!!
      Hugs!

    • May 25, 2010 at 2:06 pm
      #994

      So so cute! This is a great party favor gift for a swim party or a smaller version for a new baby! I can’t wait to get started :) I also have an embroidery machine I need to learn to use and the Hemingworth thread would be a great motivator! Keeping my fingers crossed!!!

    • Carol McNab
      May 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #995

      What a great idea. Now I need some young kids to make these for. Might be a good baby shower gift idea. I would just love to win the thread. Heading over to that site now to have a look.
      :) Carol

    • kasey
      May 25, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #996

      Love this project!!!!! Its great. gonna get started on making my kids one. i would love to win cuz like other people i have a machine that i need to use. great inspiration.

    • Janey Freedman
      May 25, 2010 at 3:08 pm
      #997

      I don’t know how you two keep coming up with the cutest ideas week after week, but you do! My hat is off to you both! I’m off to purchase some bath and hand towels to make hooded towels for my twin grandsons :o )

    • Denise A.
      May 25, 2010 at 3:29 pm
      #998

      I received a towel like this as a gift. I love that I now can make one. Plus I just got an embroidery machine!

    • Linda
      May 25, 2010 at 3:32 pm
      #999

      Will be great to make for my grandson and his friends who live at a lake during the summer thanks for the great instructions

    • Lezlie Blazzard
      May 25, 2010 at 3:36 pm
      #1000

      I went to my sister’s house yesterday (she has a quilting business) and shared your website/giveaway with her and some customers that were there. They were all super excited about it. :)

    • Denise A.
      May 25, 2010 at 3:54 pm
      #1001

      I put this on my facebook wall for all my crafty friends!

    • Denise A.
      May 25, 2010 at 3:56 pm
      #1002

      I went to the embroidery.com website. I am so excited to learn about the double sided tape, supersolve and the flexisnips! I was wondering how to embroider on things that can’t fit in the hoop. Thanks!

    • Carol McNab
      May 25, 2010 at 4:17 pm
      #1003

      Wow. Embroidery.com is a great site. I particularly like the project gallery pages. Lots of great ideas with instruction. I’ll have to go back and spend even more time there. I just might have to buy some of their thread. Maybe I’ll wait a bit. It would be so great to win all that great thread.

    • Beth Bpa
      May 25, 2010 at 4:29 pm
      #1004

      Cute project and great thread !

    • Lyn E.
      May 25, 2010 at 4:50 pm
      #1005

      Love the towels and the “purse” from the washcloth-great for carrying keys, etc to the beach. Hemingway thread is wonderful-I use it all the time.

    • May 25, 2010 at 5:11 pm
      #1006

      I will be making 2 if not 4 of these with extra terry fabric or towels.. my girls will be starting swim classes again in 2 weeks and daddy has promised to put the pool up ASAP.. so they would be great for gram and myself.. :)

      thanks,
      carol

    • Carole
      May 25, 2010 at 6:23 pm
      #1007

      Wow, great project to make for grandkids and thread caddy give away! I want to win!!!

    • May 25, 2010 at 6:50 pm
      #1008

      i definitely have to get my hands on that hemingworth double-sided sticky tape at embroidery.com. that hoop trick was fabulous!!

    • Sandy C
      May 25, 2010 at 7:25 pm
      #1009

      Hi,
      I just want to thank you so very much for all the great ideas you have been sharing on your programs. Please keep them coming! You’re the best!!
      Sandy

    • May 25, 2010 at 7:56 pm
      #1010

      That caddy is so well organized! It is fabulous!

    • May 25, 2010 at 8:03 pm
      #1011

      I like the stork scissors and the collectors series scissors on embroidery.com!

    • Ronna
      May 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm
      #1012

      Really learing the importance of using quality threads & supplies is so important in the crafting & sewing process. Great prize!

    • Cecilia Young
      May 25, 2010 at 10:02 pm
      #1013

      I would love to win the thread! I have just started using my emroidery machine and need thread. Your projects are always so cute. Thanks for the giveaway.

    • Cecilia Young
      May 25, 2010 at 10:03 pm
      #1014

      I enjoy the embroidery designs that are available on embroidery.com.

    • Melissa
      May 25, 2010 at 10:40 pm
      #1015

      The towel pouch is a super cute gift idea.

    • Gerrie Glaser
      May 26, 2010 at 1:00 am
      #1016

      Oh, my goodness. I’m enthralled. I think the stuffed animals are adorable. How do you pick just one?! not!

    • Martha Crutchfield
      May 26, 2010 at 3:27 am
      #1017

      Thank you for showing me how to make a hood towel for my grandchildren. I am just learning how to sew and think this will be an easy project for me to begin with. I would enjoy winning the thread and container.

    • Betty Bryan
      May 26, 2010 at 1:06 pm
      #1018

      Love your site! The videos are so fun to watch as well as so helpful. You two are so cute and make the instructions so very easy to follow. Love embroidery .com also! One of my favorite sites. Thanks for all you do. Now off to make a wash cloth pouch!

    • Destiny Lair
      May 26, 2010 at 5:06 pm
      #1019

      I’m learning how to sew and the tote seems like a great first project for me to try. Going to check out embroidery.com in a sec–looks pretty cool!

    • May 26, 2010 at 5:07 pm
      #1020

      We had one of these when my son was a baby and he used it until he was in the3rd grade. He loved this towel. They are the best.

    • Barb Beermann
      May 26, 2010 at 5:13 pm
      #1021

      We no longer have any fabric stores in the area so I use the internet to order. Embroidery.com has so much to offer & very easy to find everything I need. Awesome!!!!! ♫♫♫♫

    • Veronica
      May 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm
      #1022

      We love these hooded bath towels in our family. My girls each have one in their favorite color. My next project will have to be making those cute wash cloth pouches!!

    • Sue R
      May 26, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      #1023

      I LOVE these bath towels! Definitely going to try some of these for gifts. I do a lot of shopping already at Embroidery.com. I love their variety of designs. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Love your videos:)

    • Jenny Allinger
      May 26, 2010 at 10:22 pm
      #1024

      Hi. I have gotten these when my kids were small….they are a great thing to have!

    • May 27, 2010 at 2:58 am
      #1025

      Am I too late to enter the give away??? I hope not!!

    • Teresa
      May 27, 2010 at 3:42 am
      #1026

      Really like the Hemingway furniture, especially the Aussie fold-up cabinet. And, of course the beautiful 42-spool beautiful threads! Hope I am in time for the giveaway! Just found your blog.
      Thanks,
      Teresa : )

    • Gloria
      May 27, 2010 at 5:14 am
      #1027

      What a perfect (and quick!) thing to make as we head into swimming pool season! Thanks!

    • Kelly
      May 27, 2010 at 2:05 pm
      #1028

      My kids are going to love these!!

    • Karen
      May 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      #1029

      These hooded are towels are great and would be so easy to do for my granddaughters!

    • Karen
      May 27, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      #1030

      I told my sister and daughter about this great episode and the Embroidery website … so many great products!

    • Karen
      May 27, 2010 at 2:33 pm
      #1031

      I love the colors of thread and the thread caddy … so handy!

    • Debra
      May 27, 2010 at 3:12 pm
      #1032

      These projects are adorable! The thread case is awesome as well. Love your new venture. Keep up the good work girls!

    • Shelly
      May 27, 2010 at 6:31 pm
      #1033

      I love the tote idea, I know my girls will love them! I just had my first experience in embroidery last week and I totally agree about the hooping-that tape will certainly come in handy and I love the super solve topping, wish I had it a week ago! So excited to know where to get it, the embroidery site is going to be a favorite! Thanks

    • Dollie Buss
      May 27, 2010 at 7:09 pm
      #1034

      I have two grandsons having birthdays in the next few weeks who will just love these personalized bath towels. Thank you again girls. And who wouldn’t drool over the thread caddy!

    • May 27, 2010 at 7:12 pm
      #1035

      [...] Hooded Beach towel Tutorial AND movie. I like this. I like this a lot. [...]

    • Laurie
      May 27, 2010 at 7:41 pm
      #1036

      Marielle, voor handdoek maten kijk naar de website van LLBean of Garnet Hill en dan naar customer service. Daar zou je de standaard maten voor bad/handdoeken moeten vinden!

    • Kari V.
      May 27, 2010 at 10:38 pm
      #1037

      Love the embroidery!! can’t wait to hear who wins the prize…hope it’s me!!

    • May 27, 2010 at 11:36 pm
      #1038

      I always wondered how to make the little totes that the top folds down. Now I know! My daughter is pregnant and I think I will make these out of fabric instead of towels for her baby shower favors. I can even embroider the attendees names on them. My mind is going a mile a minute!!! Thanks for the idea!

    • May 27, 2010 at 11:37 pm
      #1039

      Pick me!!! Pick me!!!

    • Yesi
      May 27, 2010 at 11:38 pm
      #1040

      I just love the hooded towel, that I plan on making one for myself! I have giant towels and will post pics if i can pull it off. As for the threads, I just love the way the spools are encased, not only are they kept from being entangled but they make any craft space organized.

      Love the show, keep the webisodes coming.

    • Rose
      May 28, 2010 at 1:57 am
      #1041

      These are awesome. I use hand towels and face clothes to make small versions for baby gifts. They are always a hit. Now i will have to make larger ones for my children.

    • Chris C
      May 28, 2010 at 3:52 pm
      #1042

      Loved the program this week. I have 9 grandchildren that will all be receiving the hooded towel and little tote. Loved the idea of the double sided tape. Not a huge fan of hooping either. lol. This is going to be so much fun.

    • Brenda Gallant
      May 29, 2010 at 12:53 am
      #1043

      I so enjoyed your show on making the hooded beach/bath towles. I will be making these for my grandchildren. I also machine embroider and just love the little mouse design that you did on the towel. I would also love to win this thread collection . It is un-belivable and you are so right… They thought of everything! That tape I will be ordering. I also hate to hoop especially terry towel. Please pick me for the thread draw!!! Please keep the shows comming!
      Brenda Gallant

    • cyndee
      May 29, 2010 at 6:20 am
      #1044

      What a cute summer idea! The Hemingworth thread caddy is incredible. Being able to use the thread straight from the holder is great but no more tangled thread is my favorite feature.

    • Linda
      May 30, 2010 at 1:05 am
      #1045

      I loved the hooded towel and wash cloth pouch! Way cute. I look forward to each new episode. Keep up the good work.

    • Theresa N
      May 30, 2010 at 9:40 am
      #1046

      WOW! Over a thousand posts, amazing job Kris & Kim! You’ve inspired me to try out that embroidery feature on my machine with this great little tut!

    • Jennifer Ingley
      May 30, 2010 at 11:38 am
      #1047

      I have made 6 of these hooded towels so far! One set of grandsons was moving with their parents to a new home at Ft. Campbell, KY, where their dad will be training and probably deployed overseas by the end of the summer. I plan on making 6 more this week for when we get to see some of the other grandchildren: swimming season is here! And towels are on sale at lots of stores right now!

    • Doreen
      May 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm
      #1048

      Very cute and easy. Will make for my granddaughter.

    • Jerlyn Marshall
      May 30, 2010 at 12:58 pm
      #1049

      Have been making the hooded towel or years for all my new mom friends. It really works for all age children but I never kne what to do with the other half of my and towel. Now I’ll use it for the cute tote. Thanks Ladies.

    • May 30, 2010 at 1:21 pm
      #1050

      Very cute. I would like to make one in ADULT size! I love embroidery.com. Use there stuff all the time. But not familiar with Hemingworth. Thanks for the info.

    • May 30, 2010 at 7:37 pm
      #1051

      this towel hoodie is so cute & little people will love it, plus the gorgeous colors in the embroidery thread will give you a perfect match.

    • Gwendolyn
      May 30, 2010 at 10:09 pm
      #1052

      I have 10 grandchildren, can’t wait to get started.

    • franny
      May 30, 2010 at 11:27 pm
      #1053

      What a cute towel project. Franny

    • JUDY MCNEW
      May 31, 2010 at 2:39 am
      #1054

      I love diydish I am just learning how to use my new embroidery machine and I got a Janome can’t wait to start sewing on it I love all the things you do.

    • wanda
      May 31, 2010 at 3:04 am
      #1055

      Luv it, cant wait to do one for each of the grandchildren!

    • brenda carson
      May 31, 2010 at 7:13 am
      #1056

      really love your shows, i have learn so many cute things to make. and the beach hooded towel is wonderful! i have 6 to make already. thanks so much.

    • May 31, 2010 at 9:32 am
      #1057

      [...] Episode 9: A Trip to the Beach! How to Make a Hooded Bath Towel & Tote « The DIY Dish [...]

    • Chris Tracy
      May 31, 2010 at 8:44 pm
      #1058

      Thanks for teaching me how to hoop the towel, without having to actually hoop it! I have never tried to embroider a towel because I couldn’t hoop them. That thread drawer is amazing and it would be afantastic addition to my quilting/sewing/embroidery studio.

    • June 1, 2010 at 4:29 am
      #1059

      [...] let’s start off with answering a few questions from Episode 9 featuring the Hemingworth thread line at Embroidery.com! We can’t tell you enough how fun it [...]

    • Jan
      June 1, 2010 at 9:55 am
      #1060

      My grandchildren LOVE these hooded towels. So cute!

    • Susan Stone
      June 1, 2010 at 12:51 pm
      #1061

      Can’t wait to make a hooded towel for my granddaughter! Love your show!

    • Kim
      June 1, 2010 at 2:07 pm
      #1062

      Great idea!

    • June 1, 2010 at 4:16 pm
      #1063

      Your site makes me feel behind in my blogging! You give me something to aspire to. Also, I love that cloth tote!! Definitely going to try!

    • Jennifer Ingley
      June 1, 2010 at 8:52 pm
      #1064

      Have made and delivered 6 of the hooded towels to grandkids–so far, now working on 2 matching washcloth purses! (Grandpa thinks the purses are girly so I didn’t make them for the boys). They are adorable, and I didn’t have any trouble following the online tutorial. Supergreat to have that as a resource, I’ve gone back and replayed it several times. Only had a bit of trouble when I added rickrack to one of the towel hoods: finally figured out I needed to go back to regular weight thread; the embroidery-weight thread was giving me birds’ nests when I tried to use it to apply rickrack. Satisfaction when I delivered a stack of them; one of the parents looked at me and asked, “You MADE these?”

    • Rosalyn
      June 2, 2010 at 12:32 am
      #1065

      I love these hooded towels? I have a new granddaughter (almost 4 months old) and I think she needs one of these. Love your webcast, I just found it a couple days ago. Now I’m trying to catch up on past shows.

    • June 2, 2010 at 1:28 am
      #1066

      Love Embroidery.com. This place has everthing. Just made a new sewing room in my home and I’m sure to find some furniture and great ideas. Love the DIY Dish. Thanks so much for sharing.

    • lisa sweat
      June 2, 2010 at 5:04 am
      #1067

      Thank You, I asked for and received a sewing machine, my first, 2 years ago on mother’s day. I wanted it to make projects for my family and to start a new hobby, quilting, which I still have not done! But watching you make things has taken away a lot of my fear! I think I can, I think I can, I know I can, I know I can! Note to all other newbies out there, don’t let your fear of failure paralize you like I have. If you do mess up, learn from your mistakes and make sure you get a best friend like mine, a seam ripper!! Good Luck, and again thanks to all the inspiring people out there!

    • Christine Lee
      June 2, 2010 at 3:21 pm
      #1068

      Kim and Kris
      I love you show. I never miss it. Thanks for showing me how to make hooded towel. I have been looking for a sewing project for the church sunday school yearly kids camp. This is a perfect project for me to teach the kids, and at the end they will end up with a functional project. Good for taking to the water park as well as the beaches.
      Thank again
      Christine

    • Dee
      June 2, 2010 at 3:32 pm
      #1069

      Absolutely love this! Plan to make some for family reunion!

    • June 2, 2010 at 9:19 pm
      #1070

      My partner-in-crime sewing partner sent me this hooded towel link today. Ironically enough, yesterday I was talking to some friends at a splashy birthday party about how easy they were to make. I emailed the link with them this afternoon. :o )

    • June 2, 2010 at 9:28 pm
      #1071

      ok, there is a link on my blog, where I have encouraged anyone who stops by to put DIY DISH on their list of favorites!

    • June 2, 2010 at 9:42 pm
      #1072

      I cannot believe I have missed embroidery.com until now. I am going to have to get a second mortgage with ALL the monogram fonts they have. Have you seen the cutwork alphabet? I’m in love. Wonder if they have a wish list registry? Because I’m thinking these designs would make a good birthday gift, Christmas gift, anniversary gift present for moi. :D

    • June 3, 2010 at 12:22 am
      #1073

      I love this project and will be making one for my great-niece!
      Denise

    • Arlene
      June 3, 2010 at 5:34 am
      #1074

      What a great gift this will make! Can’t wait to try.

    • June 3, 2010 at 7:15 am
      #1075

      So very cute!!! i’m expecting a baby and can’t wait to sew some of these for him or her. :)

    • kris kopsell
      June 3, 2010 at 12:23 pm
      #1076

      Great towel, Love the thread those caps idea is great thanks

    • June 4, 2010 at 6:49 pm
      #1077

      Wow! Thanks for the great tips! I will be making lots of these for my daughter to take on our cruise! I love your tip on the tape with stabalizer instead of hooping, I too hate to hoop and I am going to go order some of the tape right now! That thread is fantastic, I’m all the time unrolling spools and wasting thread!

      Miranda

    • Bettie Brady
      June 5, 2010 at 3:27 am
      #1078

      I know at least a couple of little girls and boys that would love to have one of these towels and I will make them . It appears to be a really quick project depending on the embroidery I select. Thanks for the directions. The prize would be wonderful and my thread stash would grow slightly. Thanks for the opportunity to enter.

    • June 5, 2010 at 3:54 am
      #1079

      I love everything about Embroidery.com. The Hemingworth products are wonderful!!!

    • Angelia Cairel
      June 5, 2010 at 4:35 am
      #1080

      This episode for the hooded beach towel and little beach purse was my first epidsode to see. Loved it! I would love to be the winner of the Hemingworth Threads as I too am a machine embroiderer, quilter, and all around crafter. Would love to make these towels for my children & nieces. They would make great gifts even for Christmas presents when you are longing for warmer weather. I think the little beach purse would also make a great place for the cell phone if you must take it…it would definitely keep the sand out, but I do realize water won’t be kept out. Please keep up the great work…I really enjoyed it!

    • Jean Tanner
      June 5, 2010 at 6:32 am
      #1081

      I loved this hooded towel, I have 5 grandchildren that are going to love to have one of those. I also think the Hemingworth thread is brilliant. I am always having trouble with thread tangeling altogether.
      Great episod will have to watch more,you make things seem easy.
      Thanks alot for this idea.
      Jean ( in Australia)

    • Carol S.
      June 5, 2010 at 6:39 am
      #1082

      I love Hemmingworth threads and embroidery.com! I have older girls who would love the pouch made from a washcloth.

    • Desiree
      June 5, 2010 at 7:16 am
      #1083

      Adorable towel! Can’t wait to make one.

    • Desiree
      June 5, 2010 at 7:20 am
      #1084

      My embroidery group loves the idea of making these towels at one of our get-togethers!

    • Desiree
      June 5, 2010 at 7:24 am
      #1085

      I love being able to purchase and download the designs immediately from embroidery.com, even if it’s the middle of the night! Every design I’ve purchased stitches out wonderfully.

    • diane gouker
      June 5, 2010 at 9:17 am
      #1086

      I make these hooded towels for a pool party for my grandchildrens birthday partys as a party favior. I also make them for the adults for a gift. I sew a wash cloth to the back with a button closure to carry there sun lotion, sun glasses, keys. they are great gifts for every one even people that are hard to shop for. I embroider a fire fighters emblem on the towel for a friend that helps at a fire station, or their favorite dog.

    • Michelle
      June 5, 2010 at 10:37 am
      #1087

      You’re right , easy peasy and adorable. Can’t wait to make some !!!! Thanks for the great idea !!!!

    • Wendy Ryan
      June 5, 2010 at 11:50 am
      #1088

      Just find DIYDish and love the various projects, esp. quilting and embroidery. Added to my favorites.

    • Joan Beeferman
      June 5, 2010 at 12:11 pm
      #1089

      I did not know about double sided tape. What a great idea!

    • Carol Gowan
      June 5, 2010 at 12:29 pm
      #1090

      It would be handy to add a pocket to the towel wrap, using the other half of the left over hand towel. Embroidery on it could match the design on the back of the wrap.

    • Sue Ellen Aucremann
      June 5, 2010 at 12:37 pm
      #1091

      Love the hooded towel…so cute! Cant wait to watch and learn!

    • Linda Lee
      June 5, 2010 at 12:50 pm
      #1092

      This is a super great project…and you are right just the perfect baby shower gift that I need for this weekend. Going to make one for each of the little ones in the family for Christmas. I love Embroidery.com….I love products and designs – but I am really into their sponsored webinars…viewing and talking about other’s projects is a great way to learn. Thank you for this blog.

    • Beverly Liger
      June 5, 2010 at 12:52 pm
      #1093

      Great even for us older folks, it will be great to wrap up in after a work out in the gym followed by a swim in the pool.

    • June 5, 2010 at 12:53 pm
      #1094

      Loved the hooded towel, can’t wait to get started.
      Thanks so much for the great idea.

    • Barbara
      June 5, 2010 at 1:02 pm
      #1095

      I love the hooded towels – will they fit kids who are 8 years old?

    • Beth
      June 5, 2010 at 1:15 pm
      #1096

      I’ve always thought the hooded towels would be simple to make but hadn’t had the time to really think about how to do it. Thanks for your quick simple instructions. I’m also interesting in trying the Hemingway thread now. I love the idea of the caps! What a great way to keep expensive embroidery thread neat and clean!

    • June 5, 2010 at 1:19 pm
      #1097

      I love Embroidery. com and have purchased many items from them for years. I also have many spools of Hemingworth.com. I will use this idea of the hooded towel to make one for my grandson. He will be visiting soon.

    • Janette
      June 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
      #1098

      I so enjoy the demo and have grandgirls and a new grand neice that would love these as presents. Thanks again.

    • Pennie Tanner
      June 5, 2010 at 1:22 pm
      #1099

      Loved the towel set, I will be making several in the next few month

    • Mary Glenn
      June 5, 2010 at 1:24 pm
      #1100

      I really liked what I saw. I can’t wait to make them for my granddaughters.

    • Debbie
      June 5, 2010 at 1:28 pm
      #1101

      Have been wanting to try this thread. Looks like now would be a good time. Cute beach towel project. Thanks

    • Anna Dudden
      June 5, 2010 at 1:30 pm
      #1102

      Loved your demo on the hooded towels and sling tote for the kids. My Great grandkids will love these.

    • Debbie
      June 5, 2010 at 1:35 pm
      #1103

      Sent this site to my sewing buddy who has a granddaughter who would love the hooded beach towel. I also think the double sided tape is a great idea.

    • Ellie
      June 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm
      #1104

      I just love the hooded towel for my neices and nephews. I do machine embroidery and will be making some for them. What a wonderful idea for them for the pool and the beach. And easy! Can’t wait to get started.
      I do use Embroidery.com for wonderful designs. Found your show through them.

      Thanks,

    • Kendra
      June 5, 2010 at 1:38 pm
      #1105

      You have the best projects and would love to have this thread. I am new at machine embroidery and May 18 is my birthday.

    • Annette
      June 5, 2010 at 1:45 pm
      #1106

      With all the nieces and nephews to buy for, the hooded towel is simply the best for summer. It is also and excellent gift for newborns. Thanks for this wonderful idea.

    • Grace Jones
      June 5, 2010 at 1:51 pm
      #1107

      I love the wash cloth pouch! I’m always looking for fun easy sewing projects to teach the Summer Adventures Sewing class kids at my church. I will surely be teaching this one to the girls =)

    • Cecilia Dean
      June 5, 2010 at 2:05 pm
      #1108

      I love the washcloth tote. I can think of lots of uses for it. What a nice gift to have handy for unexpected visitors or just a little gift to have ready at all times. I plan on making lots of these.
      Enjoyed all the shows.

    • Coni
      June 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm
      #1109

      I have been making these beach/bath towels for my grand children for several years using wash cloths for the hood but I like your idea of the hand towel better as the wash cloths are a little large.

    • June 5, 2010 at 2:13 pm
      #1110

      What a useful project for bath or pool as well as the beach. Also, the 2 minute pouch is great for carrying some of the small items. Thanks for the idea. Lois in DE

    • Gail
      June 5, 2010 at 2:24 pm
      #1111

      I love the stick figures you’ve used on the towel….I need to hurry and make one for my grandson!

    • Susan Bogie
      June 5, 2010 at 2:25 pm
      #1112

      This is a wonderful project and one of my favorites. I made one for myself to use getting out of the shower with wet hair. No towel to wrap around my head to fall off and keeps my shoulders warm under my robe. The wash cloth is great to put things in to put in suitcases for traveling.

    • Leah Newitt
      June 5, 2010 at 2:34 pm
      #1113

      I just watched your video. Cute idea. It would be a very easy and quick project for kids. Thanks for the idea.

      Leah Newitt

    • June 5, 2010 at 2:35 pm
      #1114

      LOVED this episode 9 about the beach towels and wash rag bag. I’ve wanted to make some and wasn’t quite sure how to go about it. I am already a customer of Embroidery.com. Have purchased many items from them, especially designs.

      I was really enthusiastic about the hooping method for terry wash cloths. I’ve used a brand of sticky stabilizer that covers the entire underside of the article, but that leaves a lot of “paper” behind that is hard to remove. I will certainly try the method of double-sided tape.

      I am embroidering some wash cloths now for a friend of mine who owns a hotel in Cedar Key, Fl. I am embroidering “sea” themed designs. Not having to top hoop the rags will be a time-saver. I was concerned about the top solvy “floating”. I have on past embroidery pinned the solvy along and outside the embroidery area to hold it in place. Hopefully this will be of benefit to some of your bloggers.

      I’ve bookmarked your site and will be visiting it very often for more inspiration.

    • Virginia Guistina
      June 5, 2010 at 2:41 pm
      #1115

      I love the idea of the Hemingworth thread in the containers! The double sided tape that you showed looks amazing. I want to make the basket that you showed filled with the hooded towel and other items for my daughter’s baby shower. Thank you for the ideas!

    • Penny Kitzmiller
      June 5, 2010 at 2:46 pm
      #1116

      How wonderful!!!!! I am going to make my grandson a bunch of these towels. I can also make some of the purses for the baby girls at the hospitals. If I could win the thread and caddy, it would be like winning the lottery for me. lolol Your blog and craft videos are so good and you inspire me greatly.
      Thank you for such great ideas.
      Pennny
      Church Hill, TN

    • Deb Milam
      June 5, 2010 at 2:48 pm
      #1117

      I’ve seen other hoodie patterns, but this looks to be the easiest! Eager to try them! Also like the idea of the tape to hold the towels – not as cumbersome and expensive as the overall sticky stabilizer. Thanks!

    • Jennifer
      June 5, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      #1118

      We are going to the beach in July

    • Jennifer
      June 5, 2010 at 3:05 pm
      #1119

      We are going to the beach in July what a great gift to make for our hosts. I know the washcloth caddy will be a hit. Thanks for sharing

    • June 5, 2010 at 3:09 pm
      #1120

      I just love your hooded towel and washcloth tote I will be making them for my 2 grandchildren and i know thy will love them. i especially like the Hemingworth embroidery thread no tangles and the colors are so vibrant. Love the shows.

    • Bert
      June 5, 2010 at 3:18 pm
      #1121

      Thanks for the simple way to make a hooded towel. I tried one before with a dfferent pattern and it did not work. I am looking forward to trying your mehtod.

      I love the Hemingworth products.

      Embroidery.com is easy to order from and also offers great online classes.

    • Carolyn b
      June 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm
      #1122

      What a great idea…going ot make two right now!!

    • Cheryl C.
      June 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm
      #1123

      My grandchildren get out of school next week-great gift for end of school year!!

    • B Crabb
      June 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm
      #1124

      I am just so impressed with the 2 minute segment! Seasoned sewer, but love those quick projects!

    • Jenice
      June 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm
      #1125

      Love the hooded towel and the little washcloth carry along. Great ideas.

    • June 5, 2010 at 3:31 pm
      #1126

      I enjoyed watching how to make towel hoodies fir kids. It looks so simple, I think I will make some for each of my 7 grandchildren. I can’t wait to get started abd embelich the towels. Thank you for the ideas. The little pouch is also nice to carry your swimming products in. I also learned of a new product the double sided embroidery tape, I will be sure to buy, towels are hard to hoop. Thanks again!

    • Jenice
      June 5, 2010 at 3:33 pm
      #1127

      I posted this to my facebook profile.

    • June 5, 2010 at 3:36 pm
      #1128

      I Have made these in the past. I was just starting to look for the instructions I need to make more for grandchildren. Thamks

    • June 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm
      #1129

      I did some embroidery on some hooded towels for a friend. That got me started. She used 2 small towels for the hood but I discovered the hand towel works better. I have done one for my granddaughter and she uses it all the time. I just bought 2 towels for my grandson I am going to mix colors. Thanks

    • Fran Daoust
      June 5, 2010 at 3:56 pm
      #1130

      This is the first time I have visited DIY Dish. The hooded towel project is terrific and of course I can hardly wait to win the thread so I can embroider the towels. Fran

    • Beverly Beckman
      June 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm
      #1131

      My grandson is going to love the hooded towel! Thanks for the darling ideal. I use Hemingworth thread and absolutely love it!

    • Christine Mazzullo
      June 5, 2010 at 4:02 pm
      #1132

      I never realized how easy those towel are to make. My god daughters 4th birthday is coming up and can’t wait to make a princess themed one for her. Love LOVE LOVE you gals and the shows.

    • Sharon
      June 5, 2010 at 4:27 pm
      #1133

      Love the beach towel. I have 3 grandchildren and wil make these for them. Will be checking out your other episodes.

    • Joan Standridge
      June 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm
      #1134

      I just found your site through Embroidery.com newsletter. I love it. This was a very neat show. My granddaughter is visiting next week for two weeks that is 6 and wants to learn to sew. I was going to do a apron but now I will be adding the hooded towel and purse. Thanks

    • Candi Reed
      June 5, 2010 at 4:31 pm
      #1135

      What fun and so simple. I am shortly on my way to see my daughter and her family. (Like a lot of parents today those visits are far and few between) This will be a great ‘remember me?’ gift to carry along with me for the very young grandchildren.

    • Pat Tait
      June 5, 2010 at 4:32 pm
      #1136

      I really do love using the Hemingworth thread. I think I like everything about it, from its fabulous color choices to its packaging. The hooded towel idea is really a great one. The best hint, though, was the use of double sided tape on the stabilizer so you really don’t have to hoop the towels to embroider them. Hooping towels is really hard work. Can’t wait to try the tape idea. THANKS!

    • Pat Tait
      June 5, 2010 at 4:34 pm
      #1137

      I just posted this video and my recommendations to my Facebook page. Hope you get more hits.

    • phylis
      June 5, 2010 at 4:35 pm
      #1138

      Really enjoyed the hooded towels. I liked the suggestions for gifts. Can’t wait to get started for the grandkids!

    • Carol
      June 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      #1139

      Love this idea! I just made personalized beach towels for my grandkids but these hooded ones are great – for bath or beach. I also love the Hemmingworth covered spool idea.

    • Carol Bedford
      June 5, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      #1140

      Looking forward to winning this wonderful thread! I think the hooded towels are cute and will definitely have to make a few!

    • Carol
      June 5, 2010 at 4:37 pm
      #1141

      And one more thing…the double sided tape idea is great! Thanks for that.

    • June 5, 2010 at 4:48 pm
      #1142

      Just perfect for the beach. The Flexi-Snips from Embroidery.com would be neat to have.

    • June 5, 2010 at 4:49 pm
      #1143

      Love the episode on towel coverups Have always wondered how to make. You couldn’t have made it any easier for me to try my hand at it. My grandkids should love them.

    • Celia
      June 5, 2010 at 4:53 pm
      #1144

      I thoroughly enjoyed this episode. I have 3 granddaughters under 7 years who would love to have the hooded towel and tote. Thanks for coming up with this.

    • June 5, 2010 at 4:54 pm
      #1145

      Cute little project. I’m going to involve my daughter who has asked to learn how to sew. At 25 I don’t think she’s too old to learn, either!

    • Celia
      June 5, 2010 at 4:56 pm
      #1146

      I have never used the Hemmingworth thread before but am ready to try it. Also loved the double sided tape idea.

    • June 5, 2010 at 4:59 pm
      #1147

      First time viewer. Girls were excellent in their directions. I would recommend the embroidery to be done on the bags to be done prior to putting them together.
      I have been a happy customer of embroidery.com since I got my first embroidery machine. I really love their customer service dept.
      Just got done using some of the Hemminworth thread to decorate an altar linen for a friend’s church.
      Thank you!
      Carol
      from St.Anne, Illinois

    • Deb Fields
      June 5, 2010 at 5:02 pm
      #1148

      Great Project!

    • Carolyn
      June 5, 2010 at 5:07 pm
      #1149

      Great timing as I making a hooded bath towel for a new adopted granddaughter is my next project!
      Thanks.

    • Sue
      June 5, 2010 at 5:47 pm
      #1150

      Wow! Great Episode! I’m making the hooded towels for baby shower gifts!

    • Sue
      June 5, 2010 at 5:50 pm
      #1151

      I just found the Flexi Snips that were used in this episode on Embroidery.com. I can’t wait to order them!

    • June 5, 2010 at 5:55 pm
      #1152

      What great, easy projects this will be to make for my two wonderful grandchildren – useful & fun! Discovered Embroidery.com several years ago – great products, prices & service. Didn’t know about that double sided tape and how easy you made it look to hoop bulky or difficult items – guess I’ll be visiting the site to pick some of it up. The Hemingworth Embroidery thread looked heavenly . . . Thanks for another fun & informative episode!

    • Carol
      June 5, 2010 at 6:03 pm
      #1153

      I love the hooded towel.
      I like to keep the hood doubled by sewing the top part (Middle of the hand towel) and curving up and down.
      cut the little triangle out and fold it on itself. there are then no raw edges and it is warmer on the head.
      We loose 80% of your heat through our head when we are cold and wet.
      Thank you and please enter me for the hemingworth drawing.
      Carol

    • Perlitte
      June 5, 2010 at 6:08 pm
      #1154

      I am so jealous! I am watching this from France and thinking how lucky you are over there to have such wonderful things such as this thread caddy, oh dear, I can imagine what I would do with such a convenient caddy, besides, my husband would be so happy to see everything so properly stored away, he thinks I always make a mess when I sew!
      Thanks for the videos, they are great and so inspirational!

    • Teresa Castle
      June 5, 2010 at 6:12 pm
      #1155

      I was watching your episode and my husband saw the hooded towel and wants me to make one for him to use when he goes swimming with his Boy Scouts. I’ll use an extra large towel for him (the big baby).

    • Tammy
      June 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm
      #1156

      Thanks so much. I’ve just been looking through embroidery.com’s website and love the designs!

    • Betsy
      June 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm
      #1157

      Fun projects. I’ll be making these for the “grands”!

    • Loesje Shema
      June 5, 2010 at 6:24 pm
      #1158

      I liked seeing all the benefits and features of the Hemingworth thread. I am just getting into machine embroidery and realize there’s a lot to learn, but also a lot of products to help me get the best results. I think I’ll go check out that double-stick tape as well.

    • June 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm
      #1159

      I have seen this bath towel project previously. However, yours is done more simply and with a finished. Neat! I am also a machine embroiderer and absolutely love the Hemingworth thread. The colors are vibrant and remain so after items have been washed. Keep the ideas coming on DIY Dish!!!!!

    • Angela M.
      June 5, 2010 at 6:32 pm
      #1160

      Clever ideas! I like the hood attached to the towel to keep the child warmer after swimming. The mouse embroidery design was adorable! Using Hemingworth double sided tape to hold the terry cloth towel to the hooped stabilizer is the easiest hooping method I’ve seen! The container encapsulating the thread is pure genious! The thread drawer and thread delivery system is awesome! Thanks!!!

    • Kathryn
      June 5, 2010 at 6:40 pm
      #1161

      My daughter in law made these for babies–love the idea for beach “towels” for older children and will share this with her.

    • Emil
      June 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm
      #1162

      I am so glad I found the DIY site. I love machine embroidery and love all the neat ideas you post on the site.

    • June 5, 2010 at 6:50 pm
      #1163

      Love the hooded towel and small tote bag. Have been using Hemmingworth thread for all my embroidery and really like it. The program was done well and gave me ideas.

    • Suzanne Moreno
      June 5, 2010 at 6:54 pm
      #1164

      Really cute projects . . and so easy to make

    • Suzanne Moreno
      June 5, 2010 at 6:55 pm
      #1165

      I really like how Hemingworth thread has a protective case

    • Carol, Oregon
      June 5, 2010 at 7:11 pm
      #1166

      I have 3 young grand daughters and their family recently moved to a home on a lake. I know they will spend many hours running in and out of the water and will love to have their own personalized hooded towel!

    • Shirley M
      June 5, 2010 at 7:20 pm
      #1167

      I love the show first time watching. The hooded towels and bag are great can’t wait to make them for my Daughter In Laws brother and sister. I have the flexi snips would not be with out them. The thread cones with the lids are perfect they would be great for not having all that tangled thread.

    • Gigi Barfield
      June 5, 2010 at 7:22 pm
      #1168

      I was a first time watcher today – great side – I will be back for more episodes.

    • kARIN bENNETT
      June 5, 2010 at 7:23 pm
      #1169

      lOVE THE IDEAS AND ARTICLES ON THIS WEB, LOVE THE THREAD ALSO, I HAVE A FEW SPOOLS AND THEY ARE GREAT.
      KARIN

    • Sheila Jones
      June 5, 2010 at 7:46 pm
      #1170

      My grandaughter (18 months)refuses to get out of the bathtub unless she has her “po” (hippo) towel. My daughter will be thrilled with a new hooded towel Thanks for the great ideas

    • Judy
      June 5, 2010 at 7:55 pm
      #1171

      This is my first time to your site–I love it!! I’ve made the hooded towels before but the personalized embroidery on them really sets them apart. The washcloth pouch is the cutest thing for any age–especially in an outdoor setting. Thanks again for posting this.

    • Margaret
      June 5, 2010 at 8:12 pm
      #1172

      Was searchingfor a way to make hooded towels…. my grandkids love them when they get out of shower and also when they get out of the pool. My Daughter asked me to make some for them as gifts (b’day etc) so of course I said I would (even though I wasn’t sure how to do it).
      I DO NOW…… thanks to you guys. It is soooooo easy and I can embroider with names and things to personalize. I will be able to practice on towels (they won’t care if it isn’t perfect) and I can perfect while giving something usefull.

      Thank You sooooo much

      Margaret AKA “Mamma” (Oldest grandchild couldn’t say gramma so it came out with the m and no r)
      Love it as I did not want to be grandma or nana

      Thanks again
      heading to your home page for more of your webisodes.

    • Luanne
      June 5, 2010 at 8:20 pm
      #1173

      This was my first visit to your site…very well done and really cute idea.

    • Roni
      June 5, 2010 at 8:23 pm
      #1174

      Enjoyed the show–will have to whip up some to keep around our pool for the grandkids and their friends–sure would cut down on all the laundry!

      The thread spools and drawers look so handy and neat unlike my “thread nest”

      Thanks

      Roni

    • Dee A.
      June 5, 2010 at 8:32 pm
      #1175

      Saw your episode 9 on hooded towels. We can run with our own imagination. Thanks!!!

      Have not tried Hemingworth thread as of yet. Worth my while to check into this thread.

      I especially like the way it has a cover over the thread and the way the thread unwinds off the spool.

      Very ingenious!!!

    • Alyce
      June 5, 2010 at 8:38 pm
      #1176

      Love the video of the towels, I would like to make some for my 3 toddler nieces! I really love the washcloth tote as well, what a great idea!
      Thank you two, Hemingworth threads and Embroidery.com! My sister purchased the Hemingworth Thread Caddy and I would love to have one as well!
      Thank you for bringing all of your wonderful videos to my computer!

    • Norma
      June 5, 2010 at 8:42 pm
      #1177

      Just the kind of quick projects that I love to make and have on hand for that special unexpected event.
      Loved the instructors.

    • marie frye
      June 5, 2010 at 8:44 pm
      #1178

      POsted in facebook LOVE IT!!

    • Patricia Martini
      June 5, 2010 at 8:47 pm
      #1179

      I will definitely make one of these towels for my soon to be born grandson…bath time will be fun!

    • Patricia Martini
      June 5, 2010 at 8:50 pm
      #1180

      I went to Embroidery.com to look at all the items….I’m there on a regular basis buying clothing blanks and stabilizer…also I will definitely check out the double sticky tape for hooping my projects. I hate to hoop too! Use double sticky stabilizer…which is quite expensive.

    • Patricia Martini
      June 5, 2010 at 8:51 pm
      #1181

      I added your project link to my blog…what a great ideas!

    • Dian Stanley
      June 5, 2010 at 8:52 pm
      #1182

      The hooded towels are adorable. I am a machine embroidery fanatic! I would love to win this great thread! Thanks for the contest!

    • Jaime
      June 5, 2010 at 9:02 pm
      #1183

      Love the website! Can’t wait to make some hooded towels for my baby showers coming up!

    • June 5, 2010 at 9:06 pm
      #1184

      I really loved the hooded beach towel I am 54 years old and have just started to do embroidery me and my husband and made towels for Christmas towels, we have 24 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren this would make very good gifts for the when money is short. I want to thank you for your ideas for the hooded beach towel.
      Thanks for the great information on so easy and simple ideas.
      Maria and Mike Carmer

    • June 5, 2010 at 9:09 pm
      #1185

      I went to the Hemmingworth site and I love everything they have love the thread color and I am like you love the covers over the thread the will keep them nice and clean

      Thanks Maria

    • Gina
      June 5, 2010 at 9:28 pm
      #1186

      I just found your blog and really enjoyed the lesson on making a hooded towel and washcloth purse. AND I heard about Hemingworth thread for the first time. I WILL visit embroidery.com shortly to take a peek at all the great items you used and mentioned. THANK YOU! Keep up the good work!

    • Charlotte
      June 5, 2010 at 9:29 pm
      #1187

      Looks like a fun project, and I love the Hemmingworth thread.

    • June 5, 2010 at 9:32 pm
      #1188

      I just watched Episode 9 & can’t wait to do the hooded towel & washcloth tote projects. What a great & easy way to embellish projects for children. My greatgrandchildren will enjoy these so much. Thanks for the ideas. Keep them coming. Thanks again.

    • Pat Crady
      June 5, 2010 at 9:43 pm
      #1189

      This is the first episode I’ve watched, so perhaps my comments don’t apply to the series or episodes in general. The girls (I use that word specifically for them) seem to be trying to make a very simple project into rocket science. The finished project is cute as can be, and the Hemingway thread covers are awesome; what a great idea! I think Kris & Kim might consider dialing down the teenager vibe.

    • Ginny
      June 5, 2010 at 9:46 pm
      #1190

      Great projects! Thread looks like it would be great for embroidery.

    • June 5, 2010 at 10:02 pm
      #1191

      What a clever project… cant wait to make one of those hooded towels.. Plus I had not heard of the paper that you lay on the towel… good to learn.. Love there bubbly personailties.. made it fun to watch…

    • Jenelle Boxberger
      June 5, 2010 at 10:15 pm
      #1192

      I just love this project, and what a thrill it would be to win the thread set. With being unemployed it would come in sew handy. Thanks for all you do.

    • June 5, 2010 at 10:17 pm
      #1193

      What a great simple project to make,and very practical. I am anxious to make some for the grandkids–what I like is that it won’ take long to do. I am also anxious to try some of thread. I already have the stablizers.

    • Lorrie
      June 5, 2010 at 10:55 pm
      #1194

      First time to see DIYDish – I miss DIY on my TV. The Hooded Bath Towel was just in time to make a gift for a new baby. I have used Hemmingworth Thread and it is the most beautiful thread of all. I look forward to more episodes.

    • Susan
      June 5, 2010 at 10:58 pm
      #1195

      Being a grandmother to 8 girls, I am always looking for ways to develop their creative side. I want them to enjoy sewing and embroidery to enrich their lives as adults. Program #9 presented great, simple projects to involve beginning sewists and embroidery skills in a project. I was introduced to Hemingworth products through the education classes offered at Embroidery.com and have been so pleased with them. I will try the thread to add more “zing” to my creations.

    • Leonora Holmes
      June 5, 2010 at 11:20 pm
      #1196

      My Mom used to make towels like this when I was a young girl. I love seeing the idea re-born again. THANK YOU

    • June 5, 2010 at 11:31 pm
      #1197

      I really liked the hooded towels. I love Hemingworth thread and have some that I use now plus their stablizers. I embroidered on towels and the topping is great for that.

    • Sharon M.
      June 5, 2010 at 11:52 pm
      #1198

      I loved the hooded towels and little totes. I’ll definitely be making some for my grandchildren.
      I have several spools of Hemingworth thread and it is my absolute favorite thread! The colors are
      so vibrant – they just pop. I have also used some of their stabilizers and they are wonderful.
      The video was the first time I’ve heard of the double-sided tape and I will definitely be trying that as well – what a great idea.
      Enjoyed the video and look forward to more.

    • Helen
      June 5, 2010 at 11:54 pm
      #1199

      I love the beach wrap up. I made one for my older grandson out of 2 beach towels and a face cloth for the hood. I sewed the two beach towels up on either side leaving an arm opening. I sewed across from either side toward the middle leaving an opening for the hand towel. I also had cut down the front of one towel to give more room for the head. He loved it.

    • June 5, 2010 at 11:56 pm
      #1200

      What a cute little towel cover. I’m sure my kids would all love them. I am a member of E-Club on embroidery.com and have been drooling over Hemingworth thread for about a year.

    • Linda VanDerviir
      June 5, 2010 at 11:58 pm
      #1201

      I will HAVE TO make the hooded towels for my granddaughters before summer swimming lessons………would love the Hemingworth thread to complete the project

    • Ann A
      June 6, 2010 at 12:05 am
      #1202

      Love the hooded towel. Perfect timing. I want to make one for my grandaughter and put Cinderella on it.

    • Karen
      June 6, 2010 at 12:14 am
      #1203

      I have an embroidery machine and could use the thread. I have order from the Embroidery.COM, love their web page. I have shared this with my daughter who makes a hood towel for Birthday gifts, she puts the persons name on the towel.

    • Laura
      June 6, 2010 at 12:22 am
      #1204

      What a cute idea! I love that you’ve done one for boys, too.

    • Erica
      June 6, 2010 at 12:24 am
      #1205

      great ideas; fun projects

    • Sharon sabaugh
      June 6, 2010 at 12:45 am
      #1206

      I didn’t know about the tape that can be used to hold towel. Thanks for the great show.

    • Linda
      June 6, 2010 at 12:51 am
      #1207

      Love the towel project. Perfect for summer. Would be wonderful to get the thread too.

    • Lynn Rhoades
      June 6, 2010 at 1:06 am
      #1208

      Loved the towel idea. You might even want to add ears and a tail to make the hooded towel an animal towel for the kids.
      This is the first time to your site and I really like your presentation.

    • Gee
      June 6, 2010 at 1:11 am
      #1209

      Enjoyed the lesson for the hooded towel. I also was not aware of the thread, but will certainly be looking into it now, as well as looking over the blanks offered at Embroidery.com.

    • Marilyn Witko
      June 6, 2010 at 1:13 am
      #1210

      Love the Hooded Beach towel – Can’t wait to embroider Disney designs on them! What a great gift for kids going on a Disney Cruse Vacation. Thanks for the great idea and instructions.

    • Diedre
      June 6, 2010 at 1:21 am
      #1211

      How cute and how simple to make! Have several grandchildren that would love having a towel made just for them to use after they have been in the pool or in the bath. Can’t wait to get started! Thanks for a great show! I loved it!

    • Audriene Novak
      June 6, 2010 at 1:33 am
      #1212

      Loved the hooded towel. Going to make one for my grandson and great niece and nephew!

    • Leesa
      June 6, 2010 at 1:39 am
      #1213

      I love embroidery.com and if you pick me as the winner I will make very good use of the thread. I’ve wanted to make the hooded towel before and never quite got around to it. I think I will have to this summer. It would be great to take to the summer craft shows. Thanks for the creative boost.

    • Darlene Williams
      June 6, 2010 at 1:45 am
      #1214

      I love your hooded towel! I’m going to go and look at the rest of your episodes. Your idead are fun and quick! Thank you!!

    • June 6, 2010 at 2:08 am
      #1215

      I love this idea for the towels and washcloth. I can even imagine a bag made for my daughter-in-law as well for the pool outings.

      I did not know that I could purchase that awesome tape. I will have to order some.

    • Karen Foster
      June 6, 2010 at 2:15 am
      #1216

      I love the hooded towel! This was the first time I’ve seen this site. Really enjoyed it. I’ll have to go see the other episodes. The Hemmingworth thread looked like it was cleverly thought out in packaging.

      Thanks for the tip using the double sided tape, can’t wait to try it!

    • Sharon Rakow
      June 6, 2010 at 2:32 am
      #1217

      What a great idea for containing the thread. I just loved the hoodie towels also.

    • Rose
      June 6, 2010 at 2:42 am
      #1218

      What a great idea. We have a pool and grandchildren, the hooded towel will be perfect for them.

    • Priscilla Frisch
      June 6, 2010 at 3:11 am
      #1219

      I’m new at embroidering, but not new at sewing. I loved your show and I did learn a new
      project I’m going to try for the little boy I babysit for.

    • June 6, 2010 at 3:12 am
      #1220

      The hooded towel with matching pouch is just the project I needed to teach my 10 year old grand-daughter to sew this summer! She can choose her favorite design for me to embroider; then she can sew the towel pieces! Quick, easy, and what pride she will feel in saying “I made it”/ Thanks ever so much.

    • June 6, 2010 at 3:17 am
      #1221

      Wish all thread companies would copy what this tread has done with their cases. What a wonderful way to store thread. Need to make some towels for 5 grandkids. Great fun easy idea

    • Chris Ciraky
      June 6, 2010 at 3:20 am
      #1222

      I loved the hooded towel! I have two grand daughters and I’m already into embroidery so I am looking forward to creating a personalized hooded towel for each of them. This was the first time I watched the show and I’ll be back! Chris and Kim are a hute! Loved the show and the tip for the double sided tape. I also thought that was a great idea for the cover on the Hemmingway thread.

    • sewin'sam
      June 6, 2010 at 3:29 am
      #1223

      I never saw this before but I loved it! My Grandchildren are all too big for the hooded towel but I do think the sling pouch would still be fun! Especially for the teen age girls! By using the washcloth, it would dry quickly, too!

    • Laurie
      June 6, 2010 at 3:52 am
      #1224

      I enjoyed learning how to make a hooded bath towel. I know it’s pretty easy, but it was nice to see how to make it and embroidery on it. I would like to make one for my granddaughter and a couple for birthdays.

      By the way, I have a spool of Hemingway thread and I like how the threads are contained in a little case so it doesn’t get all over. I thought the stand was pretty smart, too. Hey! how about picking my entry as the winner!

      Laurie

    • June 6, 2010 at 3:59 am
      #1225

      Love the project, great for our granddaughters at the pool.

    • Lorraine
      June 6, 2010 at 4:00 am
      #1226

      What a hoot you two are! How fun to see younger women enjoying sewing once again. I thought for a while it was a completely dead art except for those of us “mature” seamstresses.

    • Suz
      June 6, 2010 at 4:20 am
      #1227

      What a great project! Will be fun to make and personalize for my grandkids. And they will love them and mom and dad will find them very useful – the wrap towel as well as the little tote bag. Thank you!

    • Sofie
      June 6, 2010 at 4:22 am
      #1228

      Oh my gosh!!!!
      Stumbled upon your show
      You are so cute very entertaining could stop watching ideas were great will try them
      love the thread cover idea ingenious will shop Embroidary.com

    • Irene
      June 6, 2010 at 4:26 am
      #1229

      Thanki you so much for this website. It has been most enjoyable and I have even tried some of the project and found them exactly as described.

    • June 6, 2010 at 4:30 am
      #1230

      What a great idea to make these little videos I haven’t missed once. I have bought myself a Janome 300 and I love embroidering on for instance, so it was great that you told about the wash-away-plastic to make the stitches stay neatly visible.
      Thank you

    • June 6, 2010 at 4:31 am
      #1231

      I have enjoyed using a bath towel and making this same hooded towel for seniors. It keeps them nice and warm when getting out of the shower or the swimming pool.

    • Evanlee Daum
      June 6, 2010 at 4:35 am
      #1232

      Thread looks interesting

    • June 6, 2010 at 4:52 am
      #1233

      Love you episode about the beach towel. Yall are just great! Oh! that Hemingworth thread looks great and I think I just got to order some of that thread. Love the cover over the thread and the button on top. Thanks again for all the great ideas and hope to see yall again soon on aother episode. Tina P.

    • Sharon Leong
      June 6, 2010 at 5:07 am
      #1234

      I enjoyed learning how to make the hooded bath towel and tote. Thanks for introducing me to the wonderful thread with the great see thru case that it comes in. I hope that this all I have to do to enter the drawing for the free prize offerred.
      Thank you,
      Sharon

    • Jeanne Matott
      June 6, 2010 at 5:14 am
      #1235

      You are truly enspiring and I have tried a few colors of Hemingworth thread, which is a great product.

    • Rhonda C
      June 6, 2010 at 6:02 am
      #1236

      What a cute idea. I’m always looking for quick gifts to make. Thanks for the idea.
      Would love to win the thread. I do love the hemingworth thread. Its great!!

    • Lee Bailey
      June 6, 2010 at 9:54 am
      #1237

      Hi Gals,
      What a wonderful idea, particularly here in Aussie where we go to the beach a lot. But also the personalisation with the hemingworth colours is great. I can think of lots of uses for the hooded towel such as after a bip in the pool, or after a shower. Keep up the good ideas.

    • Obimom
      June 6, 2010 at 10:14 am
      #1238

      With the temperature in Phoenix hitting over 110 today what a great idea for a project to sit inside the nice, cool house and work on. The kids will LOVE these!

    • Suzanna B
      June 6, 2010 at 10:34 am
      #1239

      Nicely done video. I now have my DVR set to record you DYIDish show. I am going to buy towels in the grandchildrens favorite colors for their hoodies. I am also going to get the tape and some other embroidery supplies from Embroidery.com. The pouch will be great for the older grandchildren. Humm, maybe I can line the pouch with a vinyl making it somewhat waterproof.

    • JANET SCHMICK
      June 6, 2010 at 10:43 am
      #1240

      LOVE LOVE LOVE This project

    • JANET SCHMICK
      June 6, 2010 at 10:47 am
      #1241

      I sent the video to my girlfriend and she made ten towels for the grandkids already

    • JANET SCHMICK
      June 6, 2010 at 10:49 am
      #1242

      embroidery.com is the best. I really like the hardanger. It is so hard to find sometimes

    • Beth Crossan
      June 6, 2010 at 10:59 am
      #1243

      That is just the right project to teach my seven year old granddaughter to sew. I loved the tape. I’ve never seen it before and will have to get some.

    • ginny knapp
      June 6, 2010 at 11:18 am
      #1244

      love it!! you guys are awesome

    • Marie Ponzillo
      June 6, 2010 at 11:44 am
      #1245

      I can’t wait to make a hooded towel for each of my three grandchildren! How fun! Thank you.

    • Connie
      June 6, 2010 at 12:06 pm
      #1246

      Loved the episode – great ideas with the towels and washcloths!!

    • Rose Landon
      June 6, 2010 at 12:28 pm
      #1247

      How cute and easy to make. Thank you for sharing. Can’t wait to make one!!

    • Deb Palmer
      June 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
      #1248

      Very Cute easy! Anxious to make them for all 12 grandkids!

    • Edie Kennedy
      June 6, 2010 at 12:34 pm
      #1249

      This is the first time I have seen your program and I just loved it. Can’t wait to make a towel for my great nephew

    • Edie Kennedy
      June 6, 2010 at 12:36 pm
      #1250

      I have forwarded your email and video with this film clip to my sister who is also a sewer.

    • June 6, 2010 at 12:46 pm
      #1251

      Adorable! I can’t wait to make a couple of these!

    • Edie Kennedy
      June 6, 2010 at 12:48 pm
      #1252

      Checked out embroidery.com and saw lots of wonderful products and designs

    • chrissie
      June 6, 2010 at 12:50 pm
      #1253

      With so much thought put into protecting and facilitating the use of Hemingworth thread, the thread itself must be awesome!!!…..and i have found that not all threads are created equal……!

    • Gail
      June 6, 2010 at 1:01 pm
      #1254

      Fun and interesting video’s to watch and learn from! I have a few of the Hemmingworth threads and they are wonderful!

    • Lee
      June 6, 2010 at 1:20 pm
      #1255

      Love these ideas!!! I cannot wait to make the hooded towels for my boys! Thanks so much!!!

    • June 6, 2010 at 1:23 pm
      #1256

      can’t wait to do some for the beach this summer how easy and what great gifts for every holiday and even every day bath time! no limits………..

    • June 6, 2010 at 1:29 pm
      #1257

      Great idea hooded robe. Just made two for my grandchild now had orders for more and profit going to artistic childrens school. Scots love them Many Thanks. Keep the good work up xx

    • Liz Barry
      June 6, 2010 at 1:33 pm
      #1258

      I have a 2 year old great granddaughtrer and can’t wait to get started on these for her!

    • June 6, 2010 at 1:41 pm
      #1259

      I love the towel idea. I am going to look for the cute mouse embroidery design on Embroidery.com. It is really adorable. My grandchildren will love these towels since we live near the beach.

    • June 6, 2010 at 1:46 pm
      #1260

      I posted to Facebook so my friends can have fun with this too.

    • June 6, 2010 at 1:55 pm
      #1261

      I’m just relatively new to machine embroidery and wondering how I was going to organize my thread. This is, by far the best idea I’ve seen yet. I keep most all of my embroidery thread in cases, but to be able to put it in a drawer wound be wonderful for me. I’m trying to stay as organized as possible, because of limited space. And I just love the hooded towel idea for summer birthday presents. The grandchildren love them for their bathtime also. I’d love to win the thread organizer, but if i don’t (so many people are trying), I’ll just try to make adjustments to the one I have. I really like your’s better though. Thanks a bunch!

    • Wendy Newton
      June 6, 2010 at 2:00 pm
      #1262

      Love the cap idea on the Hemingworth thread to prevent the tangling. Just a thought – would the other half of the handtowel be big enough to make the pouch. I also like the idea of the hair elastic to be used for a closure.

    • Debbie K
      June 6, 2010 at 2:01 pm
      #1263

      Loved the hooded towel. Can’t wait to make them for my 6 granddaughters. Thanks so much for all your neat ideas.

    • Margaret
      June 6, 2010 at 2:06 pm
      #1264

      Love the hooded towels and the Hemmingworth embroidery caddy. I plan to make some hooded towels for my grandchildren. It’s great the way the thread is protected from dirt and dust with the plastic covers.

    • Robin in pa
      June 6, 2010 at 2:17 pm
      #1265

      Hi, I recently attended a class where hemmingworth samples was given to each attendee. This thread runs super smooth, and gotta love the protective case. The video on these hooded towels makes the construction look super easy! I’ll be sure to make a stash for gifts! Thanks for the information!

    • Rona Bonn
      June 6, 2010 at 2:19 pm
      #1266

      Great ideas. My daughter is a corporate event planner and looking for craft projects for the family day. Sewing is back in vogue and these are perfect for introducing all ages to the fun!

    • Jackie
      June 6, 2010 at 2:32 pm
      #1267

      Just found your site and sent the link to 4 friends. I love all the colours available from Hemingworth thread and as machine embroidier we can never have enough thread. I’d love to know where to purchase the mouse design.

    • kathy hardy
      June 6, 2010 at 2:47 pm
      #1268

      great show i will be making those for the grandchildren …. The tote for the older girls and towels for the younger …….. I am on embrodiary.com just about every day. Love the site.

    • Karen H
      June 6, 2010 at 2:55 pm
      #1269

      I’ve been emboridering for several years and never thought of using the double sided tape before. great idea! The Hemingworth thread container system is so smart! I’m glad I found you website. Keep up the good work.

    • June 6, 2010 at 2:58 pm
      #1270

      That was a great tutorial. What fun. I have to try the bath towel project. I like the Hemingworth thread how it is encased. What a great idea. Pam

    • Carol Wald
      June 6, 2010 at 3:04 pm
      #1271

      Can’t wait to make this wrap for my granddaughter. Your instruction are great.

    • Eleanor Leap
      June 6, 2010 at 3:11 pm
      #1272

      Just watched Episode 9. With great grandchildren the hooded bath towel is a great!!!!! idea.

      Actually using a beach towel and the whole hand towel to make one for an adult, it would work great coming out of the shower after washing my hair.

      Your tips for the embroidery are wonderful. I learned something new, even though I have used my embroidery machine for several years.

      Keep the good ideas and enthusiam going.

      Thanks.

      Eleanor

    • Bev S.
      June 6, 2010 at 3:21 pm
      #1273

      What a cute idea! I see alot of these in my future. Each of my grandkids will absolutely love these. I can soooo see each of them grabbing these to dry off with, each made in each child’s favorite color.

    • Connie
      June 6, 2010 at 3:44 pm
      #1274

      Yesterday I purchased a dozen bright colored towels on Sale at Penny’s ($2.50 each) and wondered what I was going to do with orange, purple, hot pink, and lime green towels. Here’s the answer! Perfect timing ladies! Thanks!

    • Connie
      June 6, 2010 at 3:50 pm
      #1275

      Embroidery.com has some wonderful mermaid designs that would go nicely on the towels. I’m going for the Mermaid riding waves. It will be perfect for my great nieces hooded towels.

    • June 6, 2010 at 3:55 pm
      #1276

      What a GREAT idea! Love projects that are practical, quick and efficient. Children love the soft, cuddly towels and will find their own easily when embroidered with their name or their special character.
      The Hemmingworth site is worth its weight in gold! Wish I’d discovered it ages ago. I, too, love my embroidery machine and their variety of products makes one stop shopping a joy. I am excited about the Thread Caddy and the ability to pull the thread directly from it , through the thread stand directly into the machine. I think the cover idea for the spools of thread is fantastic! Also appreciaed the thread color chart that can be placed right in front of the design to select the “just right” thread. I’m sending this site on to all my sewing, embroidery friends. Super find!

    • Elaine
      June 6, 2010 at 4:08 pm
      #1277

      I loved the idea of the double stick tape to help in hooping the thick towel. I am anxious to make several of these and use my embroidery machine to embellish them.

    • C. Richardson
      June 6, 2010 at 4:36 pm
      #1278

      This is the 1st time I’ve happened across one of your episodes. What fun you are, and cool ideas for simple projects. Glad I finally found you!

    • Cindy Haas
      June 6, 2010 at 4:43 pm
      #1279

      Remind viewers to wash these towels first as they may shrink.

    • popo
      June 6, 2010 at 4:56 pm
      #1280

      So quick and so easy – loved the video.

    • pgquilter
      June 6, 2010 at 5:44 pm
      #1281

      Thank you. I didn’t know this website was here. It now is in my favorites. I love it.

    • June 6, 2010 at 5:45 pm
      #1282

      I am delighted to see this video, for Beach Towels I will be able to make them for older children. I have made bath towels for babies with one bath towel & wash cloth & I put a fold on the back of the center bath towel then sew the wash cloth on. I have also used elastic around the face of the wash cloth to make it fit for a baby. Thank You for sharing. I will try the beach towels.

      Virginia Wald

    • Susan Strach
      June 6, 2010 at 6:29 pm
      #1283

      What a wonderful and informative show. First time to watch but wont be the last. I signed up for email. Keep up the good work.

    • Velma Amundson
      June 6, 2010 at 6:56 pm
      #1284

      what cute projects! That’s a much easier way to make a hooded towel than I’ve tried before. That little wash cloth tote could be used for almost anything, I’m thinking about taking my making one to keep my emergency diabetic supplies in when I take a walk!

      I had never seen that tape before, definitely worth it!

    • Molly Clarke
      June 6, 2010 at 7:02 pm
      #1285

      I can’t wait to make these for my grandchildren!

    • June 6, 2010 at 7:29 pm
      #1286

      The bath towel robe is a really great and easy to make and will make a great shower gift.

    • Deana
      June 6, 2010 at 7:39 pm
      #1287

      Great episode, got the link for DIYdish through e-mail from embroidery.com. Now that I know of DIYDish, I will check it often. Great tip on the embroidery hoop tape, can’t wait to try it.

    • June 6, 2010 at 7:44 pm
      #1288

      I would love to know the name of the beach mouse that you embroidered on the hood towel. The video was great, it would be nice if you could have step by step instructions for the hood towel.

    • Gail Millson
      June 6, 2010 at 7:47 pm
      #1289

      I loved the hooded towel idea. I have seen them in different stores but have never really paid attention to how it was done. Thanks to your video I’ll be out buying towels to make them for all my grandkids. I also love the Hemingworth thread. It seems to have a sheen to it that no other thread has. I covet this thread!
      Thanks!

    • Joanne Hios
      June 6, 2010 at 7:57 pm
      #1290

      I made a similar hooded towel but yours looks a lot easier than the one I did. I think I’ll make one and see how I like it.

    • jq
      June 6, 2010 at 8:09 pm
      #1291

      Love the idea of the plastic cover and pop off lid.

    • Barbara Sparks
      June 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm
      #1292

      I loved this episode! I do machine embroidery and love to play with the different designs I have available for children.

    • Corinne Disler
      June 6, 2010 at 8:15 pm
      #1293

      Great website for great sewing tips. Love the towel, and the tip on the double sided tape. That sure saves money over using sticky stabilizer, and also keeps the needles clean. I’ll be checking back often for more terrific tips.

    • Joanne Hios
      June 6, 2010 at 8:20 pm
      #1294

      I shared this on my Facebook page.

    • Cindy H
      June 6, 2010 at 8:23 pm
      #1295

      Great tip about using the embroidery tape. Lots of great hints.
      Thanks!

    • :Linda Walsh
      June 6, 2010 at 8:27 pm
      #1296

      I love the towels. I will be making some. Thanks for the idea. I am a sewer and new to embroidery, so I could really use this thread. The containment idea is SUPER.
      When you learn to embroidery, you forget how to clean house!

    • Jo Martin
      June 6, 2010 at 8:29 pm
      #1297

      Thank you so much I loved the show

    • Betsy
      June 6, 2010 at 8:37 pm
      #1298

      What a quick, easy project to do with/for the grandchildren. I’m sure they’ll want embroideries and embellishments all over the towels! I’ve been a fan of Embroidery.com for a while but this is my first time seeing Kim and Kris. Thanks for the great project ideas and tips.

    • Connie
      June 6, 2010 at 8:41 pm
      #1299

      What a fun easy project. With summer on its way this is perfect for the grandchildren. Thanks for the easy idea.
      Connie

    • Donna
      June 6, 2010 at 8:46 pm
      #1300

      Looks like a fun, easy project to make for some of my younger grandchildren!

    • June 6, 2010 at 9:09 pm
      #1301

      This is a great site. I will make these beach hoodies for my Grandkids. Loved the ideas that the other viewers had for using the other half of handtowel for the tote, and making pockets. Will be checking out the 2-sided tape. Thanks!

    • June 6, 2010 at 9:11 pm
      #1302

      I have visited Embroidery.com many times and wanted to try this thread. I know I will now!
      Your demonstration of the thread really enthralled me and now I will surely try it!
      Thank you for all of your great ideas!

    • Sharon Mueller
      June 6, 2010 at 9:31 pm
      #1303

      I love these hooded towels. I can’t wait to make some of these for my kids. I also love the idea of making these for baby shower gifts. Thanks!

    • Christina
      June 6, 2010 at 9:56 pm
      #1304

      Really enjoyed episode 9. Especially like the little purse. Keep up the good work.

    • June 6, 2010 at 10:09 pm
      #1305

      Loved the little pouch. My 13 year old is learning to sew and could easily make a bunch of them for her girlfriends! (Just so happens that we live at the beach year round.)Can’t wait to embroider some cute beach designs for her also.

    • Betsy Dodds
      June 6, 2010 at 10:14 pm
      #1306

      Love it!! I really enjoyed all the tips you gave for doing the towels.

    • Millie
      June 6, 2010 at 10:24 pm
      #1307

      Really enjoyed watching and am anxious to try making some hooded towels for our beach vacation.
      Think the grandkids will love them.

    • Kathleen Hash
      June 6, 2010 at 10:49 pm
      #1308

      This hooded towel episode has given me the perfect idea to make Christmas gifts for my friends who have grandkids spend the night. It will make bathtime more fun with a special towel. Thanks!

    • Ruth Lunde
      June 6, 2010 at 10:58 pm
      #1309

      Just love the hooded beach towel will be making for my 2 yr old granddaughter and embroidering her name on it Thnaks for the great ideas!

    • Karen Uresk
      June 6, 2010 at 11:32 pm
      #1310

      Wow what a fun way to make towels for all the little ones. I have never used the tear away wash away stabilizer so I am anxious to get some to try the next time I embroider on towels.

    • June 7, 2010 at 12:04 am
      #1311

      Wow! I am so glad I got the email from embroidery.com about your website. I learned about some new products that I didn’t know they carried just by watching this episode. I will definitely get the embroidery tape and a few other things. The thread case about made me drool too! I have made baby hooded towels from scratch but these are so much easier! I will be making one for my son. I tweeted about this and posted it on my personal facebook page.

    • Lynn
      June 7, 2010 at 12:13 am
      #1312

      These towel wraps look very easy and quick…..I can’t wait to get started sewing.

    • Donna Collier
      June 7, 2010 at 12:25 am
      #1313

      Great ideas! Hemingworth products great.

    • Sandy G
      June 7, 2010 at 12:29 am
      #1314

      I love to make quick things that can actually be used. Can’t wait to make these up for my grandchildren.

    • Jackie
      June 7, 2010 at 12:50 am
      #1315

      Great ideas! Can’t wait to make some up!

    • Debra Gill
      June 7, 2010 at 1:32 am
      #1316

      Great project! My grandchildren will love the towels!

    • Rise
      June 7, 2010 at 1:44 am
      #1317

      Great info on Hemingworth’s thread cap benefits. Are there plans to sell the caps separately so they are reusable?

    • Audrey Kleespies
      June 7, 2010 at 1:48 am
      #1318

      I enjoyed the hooded beach towel and little purse! Wow, I can’t wait to make them for my grandchildren. Those two gals must be sisters – they do such a good job and make it look easy along with their jokes – love them!! I look forward to more projects and can’t wait to try the new thread line and I have enjoyed designs before from Embroidery.com. Two great Sponsors! Keep up the great work!
      Audrey

    • Love this idea
      June 7, 2010 at 1:48 am
      #1319

      can’t wait to make this for the grandbaby

    • June 7, 2010 at 1:50 am
      #1320

      bought a boat load of wash cloths in cute colors on sale (of course). now i know what i can make out of them. the grand baby will love them

    • June 7, 2010 at 2:00 am
      #1321

      That is one of the neatest thread storage ideas around. I love it and would love to have it. Thank you for all of the inspiration.
      Debi

    • Mary
      June 7, 2010 at 3:01 am
      #1322

      hooded towel great for kids to make for themselves for a fast simple summer project

    • Mary
      June 7, 2010 at 3:05 am
      #1323

      Looking forward to having my daughter make this hooded towel. Its a fast beginner project. I am going for a two color hooded towel. Contrasting color for hand towel and bath towel.

      I would love the Thread. what a great idea.

    • Carol S
      June 7, 2010 at 3:20 am
      #1324

      Bet that cute little mouse design can be found on embroidery.com!

    • June 7, 2010 at 3:29 am
      #1325

      I found this very simple and plan to make several! I have small dachshunds and feel they can use them for bath time too!
      Thank You

      Melinye

    • Shirly Nieves
      June 7, 2010 at 3:37 am
      #1326

      I love the beach towel, and I would definitely make one for my three year old son and for my two nephews that are coming to my house this week. My husband bought my my first embroidery sewing mashing this last mothers day and I love it and love to make different projects with it, especially personalize my presents. I hope I can win this threads so I can make more fun and beautiful things.

    • Karen Bergeron
      June 7, 2010 at 3:51 am
      #1327

      What an easy project! Absolutely love it! Going to keep a couple of extra towel/hand towel sets around for a quick baby shower gift when in a hurry.

    • June 7, 2010 at 4:09 am
      #1328

      I thought it was a darling project for a baby shower or small child’s birthday. I have used Embroidery.com for several years and love their huge selection of great embroidery designs. This was a great starter project for anyone just getting into sewing/embroidery.

    • Brenda
      June 7, 2010 at 4:12 am
      #1329

      I love the towel .so easy even I can do it. please enter me for the threads Thank you

    • Lynda
      June 7, 2010 at 4:20 am
      #1330

      It’s nice to see easy “fun” projects to learn for free. I am really looking forward to trying out Hemmingworths embroidery supplies!! Thanks and keep up the great work, I am on my way to shop for a set of towels already!!! Sending this site on to my buddies!!!

    • June 7, 2010 at 4:55 am
      #1331

      All the people in my life are going to be so excited when they get a hooded bath towel for every occacsion;}
      Thanks for all of the tips & tricks!
      Thank you for the opprotunity!

    • June 7, 2010 at 4:59 am
      #1332

      Shared via facebook:
      http://www.facebook.com/thepinkfox#!/Ma21cuteboy?v=wall&story_fbid=130355523657705

    • June 7, 2010 at 5:03 am
      #1333

      Oh how I would love to have the Dingo in my craft room!

    • Nancy
      June 7, 2010 at 5:18 am
      #1334

      Love the simplicity of your designs. Looking forward to making this for my great-niece’s 1st birthday.

    • Nancy
      June 7, 2010 at 5:25 am
      #1335

      I am so glad that Embroidery.com is supporting the American Sewing Guild (ASG) through free e-classes at their site. Thank you.

    • Cheri
      June 7, 2010 at 9:51 am
      #1336

      This is a great project for me to make for my grandkids? Can’t wait to get started.

    • Heather
      June 7, 2010 at 10:17 am
      #1337

      Great ideas! So creative. The Hemmingworth thread sounds awesome!

    • debbie pratl
      June 7, 2010 at 11:15 am
      #1338

      i love the towel project making one today, i also love the hemingworth thread how neat to be contained within such a cool container….love it hope i win it …debbie

    • Barbara Cartwright
      June 7, 2010 at 11:52 am
      #1339

      I love your website!! I have been doing business with embroidery.com for years and they are a great company. The beach towel is fantastic. I have 5 grandchildren and live minutes from the beach! Its a perfect project for me! Thank you so much!

    • Cathy
      June 7, 2010 at 12:18 pm
      #1340

      Wow graet ideas, my grandchildren will LOVE it.

    • Callie
      June 7, 2010 at 1:28 pm
      #1341

      Cute idea and I also like the little bag for sunloation and what nots.
      Hemingworth is a great thread and I sure enjoy using it.

    • June 7, 2010 at 1:42 pm
      #1342

      This was one of the most informative episodes. I just started machine embroidery and didn’t know about the super solve stablizer or double sided embroidery tape. This tutorial on how to hoop was just what I needed. Thanks DYI Dish and Hemingworth for presenting this episode.

    • Carole Briggs
      June 7, 2010 at 1:54 pm
      #1343

      I loved the video. I am a first time viewer. I have been sewing for a very long time and have been doing machine embroidery for the past 8 years. I will definitely be checking you out on a regular basis. Love the ideas. The towel hoodie is a fantastic personalized gift idea for little ones. I can’t wait to see what else you have in store for us.

    • Edith Duncan
      June 7, 2010 at 1:56 pm
      #1344

      Just found your website. Can’t wait to make a hooded towel for my granddaughter.

    • Pamelia Robinson
      June 7, 2010 at 2:55 pm
      #1345

      I found out about your blog from embroidery.com. I enjoyed the video and will be making some of the towels and totes for my nieces & nephews! I have been embroidering for a couple of years and recently purchased a commercial machine to start a home business. I love the hemmingworth thread and have purchased some from embroidery.com and would love to have the thread chest! I will be checking out some of your other episodes now that I know you are out there!

    • Elaine
      June 7, 2010 at 3:19 pm
      #1346

      Love the Hemmingworth thread caddy. I particularly like the idea of not having to remove the thread from it to use.

    • Phyllis F
      June 7, 2010 at 3:26 pm
      #1347

      I would love to make these for my adorable grandchildren with my embr4oidey/sewing machine. I’d love to try the Hemmingworth products.

    • Shannon
      June 7, 2010 at 3:39 pm
      #1348

      Great Idea!! I’ll be making these for gifts, and I thought it would be a great fund raiser for my son’s preschool. thanks for the ideas!!

    • Donna Sweet
      June 7, 2010 at 3:54 pm
      #1349

      I have always had the hooded towels for my kids growing up and have loved them. Great idea to make them personalized now for the grandkids.

    • June 7, 2010 at 4:05 pm
      #1350

      This is a neat program. This is the first time I have watched you. I love the project. Will continue to watch you.

    • Marie Atkinson
      June 7, 2010 at 4:13 pm
      #1351

      What a neat idea. Can’t wait to try it. The thread sounds fabulous too. Can’t wait to try that either!!

    • June 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm
      #1352

      I have purchased these in the past. No more. They will be so easy to make. Can’t wait to get started. I love the idea that Hemmingway has with their thread caddy. Very well organized by colors. No more hunting through plastic containers for thread colors, all in plain view. It will make embroidering a lot faster. I will have to purchase some of their thread and give it a try.

    • Karen Crawford
      June 7, 2010 at 4:52 pm
      #1353

      This was the first DIY I have seen!! I am a HUGH Embroidery.com shopper!! Purchase awesome designs for all my projects. I am a thread junkie, I Love All the pretty colors!!! LOVE the towel & tote, makes a nice gift set, add a pocket, or a twill tape to the towel, for a roll up and tie feature. Enjoyed viewing, hope to see more. And the caddy, well who wouldn’t want to be the proud owner of that?!! Crossing my fingers!!

    • Karen Mau
      June 7, 2010 at 5:20 pm
      #1354

      Love the project idea using bath, hand towels and wash cloth! Great tip on using double sided tape to avoid hooping!!

    • Jennie Brummitt
      June 7, 2010 at 5:45 pm
      #1355

      Loved watching your Episode 9. Do you have the directions for making the bath towel coverups on a website? They look so easy and cute. Going to make some for my sister’s great grandchildren.

    • Gail Ballan
      June 7, 2010 at 5:48 pm
      #1356

      These are the greatest ideas and so simple to make. I am going to make the coverup and the pouch for my granddaughter and a couple for my church bazaar. I am going to get some of that double sided tape to use. Thanks so much.

    • Teresa N.
      June 7, 2010 at 6:09 pm
      #1357

      This is the first time that I have watched your show on the internet. What a fun site. Keep up the good work.

    • Carmen
      June 7, 2010 at 6:11 pm
      #1358

      Just found you and subscribed yo your site. Just love the podcasts.
      Please enter me into thread drawing. Thanks

      Carmen

    • Peg
      June 7, 2010 at 6:31 pm
      #1359

      Please enter my name for the Hemingworth thread.

    • Pamela
      June 7, 2010 at 6:33 pm
      #1360

      Thank you Ladies for this site! It is so nice to know that after working all week long that this site is only a click away to inspire me! How appropriate for me that you did this towel episode as I am going to wedding this June & I plan on making embroidered towels! I did not know about the Hemingworth tape! WOW what a great idea, I hate the hoop marks left on the towel, this is perfect timing for me!Thanks again ladies & I hope that this will enter me into the draw! Keep up the great work!

    • Theresa S.
      June 7, 2010 at 6:36 pm
      #1361

      I have always loved Embroidery.com

      I did not know that they had DIY videos, now I will be checking back often. Cute idea, one that I will certainly use for my grandchildren.

      Thank you so very much.

    • Gloria
      June 7, 2010 at 6:40 pm
      #1362

      I truly enjoy the education and tips. Some of us are not near cities with opportunities so sites like yours are a lifeline!

    • Sue Chapman
      June 7, 2010 at 7:38 pm
      #1363

      My grandchildren are almost grown (we have 6-1/2 great-grandchildren, in fact!), but our nieces and nephews are having babies by the dozens! This will be a great present for a new great-niece or -nephew!

      One of my granddaughters is on the swim team at her high school, so I’ll try to digitize her school mascot (the Golden Hawk!) and embroider that on a larger-sized hooded towel for her, as well.

    • June 7, 2010 at 9:34 pm
      #1364

      This is just the project to get me back in the spirit of sewing. I have used the Hemingworth thread having seven colors and find its strength, colorfast quality and ease of handling exactly as heralded in the video. Embroidery.com has everything I need to personalize the hood and body of the towel. Come on in summer!

    • Donna G.
      June 7, 2010 at 10:25 pm
      #1365

      I thought the hooded towel was really cute and very simple to make. Can’t wait to make one.

    • Joyce
      June 7, 2010 at 10:35 pm
      #1366

      I really liked those threads. I did buy 1 spool and I like the way it looks on the fabric

    • Ramona Bateman
      June 7, 2010 at 10:38 pm
      #1367

      Hi Kris and Kim, this was the first episode of your show that I have seen, it was great and I look forward to checking prior episodes and many great ideas. Thankyou! Ramona Bateman

    • Margaret Finkelstein
      June 7, 2010 at 11:18 pm
      #1368

      I going to make the towle warp for my grandchildern

    • camie deHollan
      June 7, 2010 at 11:28 pm
      #1369

      Love the instructions and projects (hooded towel and pouch). I have used your instructions for the Kimberdolls and pillow. You women have some adorable projects and the instructions are so easy to follow. Love it and look forward to seeing more. I LOVE Hemingworth thread –have 50 spools and wish I had more.

    • June 8, 2010 at 12:01 am
      #1370

      I have made these towels for years and they are very handy. I was impressed by the no hooping method you used and my question is what kind of stablizer did you put in the hoop? I have had my embroidery machine for years and have not used it as much as I would have liked so I want to learn as much as I can about it.

    • Stacey Bible
      June 8, 2010 at 12:23 am
      #1371

      these towels are so cute, I want to make some for my daughters, nephews and nieces.

    • Heather
      June 8, 2010 at 1:09 am
      #1372

      I love the hooded towels!

    • Heather
      June 8, 2010 at 1:34 am
      #1373

      Embroidery.com has a lot of great stuff! I love the Wombat (Assembled)!

    • Shelby
      June 8, 2010 at 2:13 am
      #1374

      A trip to the beach was great and the threads sound great too. I really enjoyed the video.

    • Linda Hutchinson
      June 8, 2010 at 2:14 am
      #1375

      I am teaching my 6 young grandaughters to sew. The bath towel will be a perfect project for them. It will be easy for them to sew and they will love their cute finished project. I have an embroidery machine to personalize each one. The mouse is really cute.

    • Myra Ortmann
      June 8, 2010 at 3:04 am
      #1376

      I have an upcoming baby shower to attend and I have always wanted to know how to make a hooded towel. Can’t wait to give it a try

    • June 8, 2010 at 3:08 am
      #1377

      Love the simple idea of the hooded towel, and then to give it the wow, adding the embroidery! I want it, I need it, just have to have it, the Hemingworth Thread Drawer, what a great item!

    • Nina
      June 8, 2010 at 3:10 am
      #1378

      I visit embroidery.com often. They have great embroidery designs. Love the towel wrap.

    • June 8, 2010 at 3:16 am
      #1379

      Discovered the bobbin tower, another have to have it!

    • Loretta
      June 8, 2010 at 3:39 am
      #1380

      Great project, looking forward to making gifts for upcoming baby shower. Love your smiles.

    • Joyce B. Union City, Ca
      June 8, 2010 at 6:42 am
      #1381

      those projects look like they are easy and fast to make

    • amy h
      June 8, 2010 at 10:37 am
      #1382

      I love your projects.

    • amy h
      June 8, 2010 at 10:38 am
      #1383

      I visited Embroidery.com and would love to have the Stack ‘N Store Bobbin Tower (9508CV) from the sewing supplies..

    • Sharon L
      June 8, 2010 at 10:51 am
      #1384

      I just loved the hoodie towel wrap. So quick and easy, yet very cute. What a great way to wrap up the kids. The Hemmingworth thread colors look yummy. Thanks for a great project.

    • Esther Otero
      June 8, 2010 at 12:49 pm
      #1385

      I like this proyect and I’m gonna practice with my grand childrens. where I can find the case of the threads. Thank you

    • Donna
      June 8, 2010 at 1:56 pm
      #1386

      I was glad to see how you hoop the towell. I was hooping the towell which was really frustrating. Thanks.

    • Carol B.
      June 8, 2010 at 2:11 pm
      #1387

      Such a cute idea! would like an idea on what size to do for a baby.

    • Cathy
      June 8, 2010 at 3:02 pm
      #1388

      OMG what endless possibilities with all of the colors! My embroidery machine will be HOT! I have forwarded the blog to my sisters who are huge sewing fans.

    • DelmaRae Menke
      June 8, 2010 at 5:59 pm
      #1389

      Great ideas girls. Keep sharing

    • S Drury
      June 8, 2010 at 6:45 pm
      #1390

      These bathtowel hoodies are wonderful to have on hand for little visitors to your pool.

    • Jennifer Ingley
      June 8, 2010 at 6:57 pm
      #1391

      OK–I’m finished with this project! I made 13 hooded towels, each with a grandchild’s name and various embroidery motifs and/or appliques, and 2 embroidered bath sheet size towels without hoods for the teenage grandsons, and 3 little embroidered purses with granddaughters’ names. With so many grandkids (plus one nephew), this was a terrific project that was not tremendously expensive or time consuming! I learned so much about the hoopless embroidery techniques and fixes! thanks for some great DIY ideas! When is the Hemingworth contest through?

    • Karen
      June 8, 2010 at 7:29 pm
      #1392

      Enjoyed learning to make a hooded towel and can’t wait to get some tape for attaching my project!
      I want to try the thread, I really like the holder.

    • Gail L.
      June 8, 2010 at 7:30 pm
      #1393

      I’ve been sooo happy with Embroidery.com, they sent an email regarding this DIYDish site and now I have another place to go for ideas and how to’s. I can’t wait to make the hooded towels for my Grandkids, looks like fun, easy and I get to use my Embroidery machine too!

    • Judy
      June 8, 2010 at 9:43 pm
      #1394

      I love this beach towel hoody and the carryalong. Embroidery.com is great for having spots like this for us.

      Happy Embroiderying everyone.

    • Joyce Mastro
      June 8, 2010 at 10:23 pm
      #1395

      Loved your show. Have used Hemmingworth thread and like it very much. Would love to win the thread caddy.

    • June 9, 2010 at 1:12 am
      #1396

      great hooded towel can’t wait to make one. You make it look easy. ANNA

    • Donna
      June 9, 2010 at 7:11 am
      #1397

      Thank you so much for showing me how to make the hooded towel. I have already purchased towels for my three little grandchildren. Now I know to cut the hand towel in half and how to attach it! There’s nothing stopping me now!

    • Karen
      June 9, 2010 at 5:05 pm
      #1398

      I use embroidery.com often to download embroidery designs. They have many that would look great on this project. I plan to make some of these as baby gifts.

    • Chris
      June 9, 2010 at 7:35 pm
      #1399

      Wait! Don’t put them away at the end of summer. Wrap up in the winter months too. Nice and warm after a bath.

    • Betty Beller
      June 9, 2010 at 10:04 pm
      #1400

      This hooded towel is adorable–cannot wait to make one or two.

    • Cher Hill
      June 9, 2010 at 10:33 pm
      #1401

      I have been using Hemingworth threads for a couple of years now and absolutely love them. I have a small embroidery business that specializes in baby products. It’s great that the thread can be bleached without threat of losing it wonderful brilliant color. Since I love white towels and this hooded towel project is great for younger kids, the fact that they can be bleached makes it a perfect gift. Nice video. I will be joining your email list too! Keep up the good work.

    • Joanie Buster
      June 9, 2010 at 11:49 pm
      #1402

      I am sooooo enjoying your DIYDISH episodes. I am already a fan of Embroidery.com and enjoy learning about new items for sewing, quilting and embroidery. Will look forward to trying this new Hemingway thread. Thanks again for all you do!

    • Patti Feierabend
      June 10, 2010 at 3:45 pm
      #1403

      Can’t wait to try making that hooded towel for my grandbabies. You made it look so easy.

    • June 10, 2010 at 4:02 pm
      #1404

      I received your DIYDISH episode 9 it is great. I’ve made 3 of the hooded towels and have sold 1 already. I will be making them for our friends children. I’m always looking for new things to sew and embroidery. I have a small store and need new ideas. Also, I used the idea of the double stick tape instead of hooping the towel. You can send me more of your DIYDISH episodes. How can I get earlier episodes? I would love to try the Hemingway threads.

      Thank you very much,

      Roberta

    • Donna
      June 10, 2010 at 4:33 pm
      #1405

      I love the towells

    • June 10, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      #1406

      Love your website, this is the first time I have watched and am heading for the store for supplies to make hooded towels for my grandaughters.

      I will for sure check out all the projects you are offering here. Thank you

    • Judy Boise, ID
      June 10, 2010 at 11:47 pm
      #1407

      This is a cute and simple project. I will do several for my grandkids and great grandkids and maybe some for Soritity Sisters. Thank you for the fast instructions.

    • Maureen
      June 11, 2010 at 12:17 am
      #1408

      The thread colour card is absolutely brilliant. I have one for my hand sewing floss and it’s worth it’s weight in gold.

    • June 11, 2010 at 1:57 am
      #1409

      Love the beach towel project, simple and cute – can’t wait to make my grandkids each one!

    • Jan W.
      June 11, 2010 at 3:57 am
      #1410

      Entering name for the Hemingworth thread giveaway.

    • Celia
      June 11, 2010 at 2:03 pm
      #1411

      Sounds like a wonderful project and so easy. With summer here, just what my grandchildren need.

    • Celia
      June 11, 2010 at 2:05 pm
      #1412

      Just when I needed a new project.

    • Celia
      June 11, 2010 at 7:56 pm
      #1413

      What a wonderful idea.

    • Celia
      June 11, 2010 at 7:58 pm
      #1414

      Entering my name for the giveaway.

    • June 11, 2010 at 8:20 pm
      #1415

      Off to Lake Matonga with three grandchildren on Sunday and am making three hooded towels as I write….cute idea which you have lots of. Love your shows and thanks to Embroidery.com for all the great products and designs. I have tried many of them. Hope I’m lucky to win those wonderful threads.
      Thanks so much,
      Jan W

    • Celia
      June 11, 2010 at 9:52 pm
      #1416

      Love the Hemingworth thread and how it keeps from tangling

    • Anna
      June 12, 2010 at 8:58 am
      #1417

      Wow, this has really inspired me to try and make to some fun kids clothing out of towelling (will be purchasing some towels to make beautiful gifts). The products you use are so fantastic. Keep up the great work ladies, I am so looking forward to your next episode.

    • June 12, 2010 at 4:02 pm
      #1418

      Love the hooded towels. What a great idea and so easy to do! I have an embroidery machine so the possibilities are endless. Thanks for a great presentation.

    • Judie
      June 12, 2010 at 4:13 pm
      #1419

      Thanks for making something I had envisioned as difficult so simple. My granddaughter will get two of these; one for home and one for Grandma’s house. Keep up the good work!

    • Judie
      June 12, 2010 at 4:14 pm
      #1420

      I’m going tow place my order right now for some of Hemmingworth’s thread. I love the cover; no more dusty thread.

    • Beverly Barrett
      June 12, 2010 at 11:34 pm
      #1421

      Really enjoy watching your simple, fun-to-make projects. The hooded towel and tote is so cute and so easily personalized. Thanks for sharing!

    • Deb Bremer
      June 13, 2010 at 12:10 am
      #1422

      I love this! I have 5 grands and a pool so will be making these for them! And addign touches ot teach one with my EMB machine. Thank you for the great projects! And really love the features onthe hemmingway threads you showed
      Deb

    • laura taylor
      June 13, 2010 at 1:31 pm
      #1423

      I love the beach purse made from a towel…what a cool idea…going to get some towels from my stash right now!

    • Stephanie Anderson
      June 13, 2010 at 3:27 pm
      #1424

      These towels are so cute! I’m seeing my kids and nieces and nephews all having one! The nice thing it is a very quick project!

    • June 14, 2010 at 2:07 pm
      #1425

      I love this project!! We just got a pool, and my 5 kids just have to have these!

    • Peggy Doerr
      June 14, 2010 at 2:29 pm
      #1426

      The towel is perfect. I am a new Great Aunt and was wondering what to make for a gift. Thanks for the idea.

    • Carol Ann Stott
      June 14, 2010 at 8:27 pm
      #1427

      What a fun concept of sharing together your creativity and love of projects. this is my first time seeing you and it makes me excited to see family doing things together to help others. You make it look so eacy and fun. That is a gift too.

    • Fernanda
      June 15, 2010 at 5:23 pm
      #1428

      Wow – great!! I love it

    • Ginny G
      June 15, 2010 at 5:39 pm
      #1429

      Loved the episode. Will be making one for my granddaughter this week!

    • June 16, 2010 at 1:30 pm
      #1430

      Love the idea! Plan to make many for gifts.

    • Deborah S.
      June 16, 2010 at 7:50 pm
      #1431

      Great episode! I’ve always wanted to learn how to make those adorable hooded kids towels, and thanks for the link to Embroidery.com. I’ve checked out their web site, they have a nice assortment of sewing supplies.

    • June 16, 2010 at 11:48 pm
      #1432

      what cute gals. I enjoyed their lively personalities.
      just made my first towel…so fun and easy. will have my 11 yr. ole grandaughter make one for her little cousin. thanks so much for this info…

    • Kay
      June 17, 2010 at 8:47 pm
      #1433

      What a fun project.

    • cindyc
      June 18, 2010 at 9:17 pm
      #1434

      i just love how easy that was to do girls greate job! i love you girls

    • Sandy Mc
      June 21, 2010 at 6:39 pm
      #1435

      Love the Hemingworth Thread Caddy. I have not uses Hemingworth thread but I am certainly going to check it out. I will be putting some towel wraps together very soon.

    • June 24, 2010 at 12:22 am
      #1436

      [...] to learn a little more about the Hemingworth Thread Caddy as featured in Episode 9? PLUS find out if you are the WINNER of this beautiful prize as well as we’ve chosen 5 [...]

    • Madelaine Levy
      June 24, 2010 at 3:16 pm
      #1437

      What a wonderful idea to use the towel in that way, please also can you give us the size of the towel used as all over the world, towels are different sizes.

    • June 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm
      #1438

      I have been looking for a tutorial for the hooded towels that I could understand. Your tutorial is awesome. Can’t wait to get home and try it out. Thank you!

    • June 28, 2010 at 9:27 pm
      #1439

      I just posted the video on my facebook page; can’t wait to try making a towel

    • Lisa Atwell
      July 3, 2010 at 1:46 am
      #1440

      Is there anyway the projects can have written instructions? I like watching but lately the Midwest has had a lot of storms and internet access is not always available. What better time to craft than in the middle of a huge storm.
      Very hard to do when you can’t remember where to start. If I could print them when I see that I am interested then I can have my own catalog of potiental things to accomplish.
      Thanks, love your ideas!

    • July 8, 2010 at 1:22 pm
      #1441

      Kris and Kim- Thanks so much for this episode! It answered 2 questions I have had recently… all in one episode! How to make the hooded towels and how to use my machine to embroider on those very same towels effectively! I can not wait to get down to my sewing room today and whip out a few of these cute wraps with matching pouches!!! Thank You! I will also be checking out the thread mentioned here too! I love the idea of the self contained spools as my sewing room has a gremlin who loves to knot my threads together all the time!

    • SUE RINDFLESCH
      July 9, 2010 at 4:26 am
      #1442

      WHAT A FUN AND ENTERTAINING SEGMENT! I HAVE A BROTHER EMBRODERY MACHINE, HOWEVER I HAVE NEVER TRIED TO USE IT,(TOO SCARED)…NOW I AM INSPIRED TO AT LEAST TRY.
      I AM SOON TO BE GREATGRANDMOTHER, AND I WOULD LOVE TO MAKE PERSONALIZED PROJECTS FOR MY NEW LITTLE ONE.
      I HOPE I WIN!
      THANK YOU GALS FOR THE WONDERFUL SHOWS AND EASY DIRECTIONS!

    • July 19, 2010 at 12:14 am
      #1443

      I can’t wait to make these for Christmas gifts…what an economical way to make useful items for kiddies!

    • Edie
      July 19, 2010 at 3:13 am
      #1444

      I have made these before and they are so useful. Just wondering why you wouldn’t just use the other half of the hand towel to make the little pouch. Saves buying a wash cloth and uses the left over piece of hand towel. you still have the finished edges to make it a quick project.

    • Cindy Enders
      July 19, 2010 at 9:21 pm
      #1445

      With three little granddaughters, this is so exciting. Loved your video on hooded towels and totes. Can hardly wait to get started.

    • georgieann
      July 26, 2010 at 1:50 am
      #1446

      Shared this video with our daughters and grandaughters who will be visiting here in Florida on Thursday. Have to hurry…have three to make and embroider before then.

    • Ginger
      July 30, 2010 at 1:33 am
      #1447

      Is there any way you could add this video to youtube? Or if it’s there I couldn’t find it. thanks so much.

    • Michelle Balletti
      December 7, 2010 at 12:47 am
      #1448

      Loved this episode!! Also loved watching you on Nate a while back. How can you personalize this fab idea without an embroidery machine?

    • March 15, 2011 at 12:04 am
      #1449

      [...] Watch {Episode 9} of  “The DIY Dish) web show – A Trip to the Beach! How to Make a Hooded Bath Towel & Tote [...]

    • jane
      April 8, 2011 at 9:16 pm
      #1450

      I want to try one of these now. And I could really use the Hemingworth Thread.

    • Pam Miller
      April 28, 2011 at 3:42 pm
      #1451

      Love the hooded towels….gonna make bunches!!!!!!

    • May 22, 2011 at 3:58 pm
      #1452

      Thanks so much for the beach towel episode 9, I am going to try this! soooo cute!
      I’m gonna make one for my daughter.

    • Deanna Miller
      June 8, 2011 at 1:01 pm
      #1453

      These are adorable. Can’t wait to go make some.

    • Joy Lord
      June 10, 2011 at 1:45 am
      #1454

      Really enjoyed your program. Looking forward to making the hooded towels for my grandchildren.
      Is there any way to get the mouse pattern you embroidered on the towel?

    • June 14, 2011 at 1:52 am
      #1455

      Love, love, love hooded towels! They are great even for older kids! Another idea I’ve used it to use a hand towel and make a little zippered pocket on the end of a beach towel. Then, each child can keep up with their own goggles, sunscreen, money, snacks, water bottles, etc. It makes a trip to the pool so much easier for me, the mom, when everyone has their own stuff and isn’t constantly digging through my bag!

    • Tonya Blevins
      June 14, 2011 at 1:53 am
      #1456

      this is so cute!! My girls will love this and they will love picking their own embiodery to use.

    • Pam Garner
      June 14, 2011 at 1:58 am
      #1457

      love this episode… I have been wary of making the hooded towels, but am so ready to get started..The Hemingway thread is very interesting as well. Will have to look into their site.

    • Juanita
      June 14, 2011 at 2:10 am
      #1458

      I have recently gotten an embroidery machine and LOVE using it. I especially like the hint about the double sided tape for the hoop!! I have arthritis and fibromyalgia and hooping towels is very painful. I plan to make the hooded towels for nieces and nephews!

    • June 14, 2011 at 2:16 am
      #1459

      I love the wash cloth tote… we are on our way to the beach so this is one on my to do list.

    • June 14, 2011 at 2:30 am
      #1460

      I love Embroidery.com and want you to know that I always get in “trouble” when I visit their site… I always get to the “I want” and forget about the “pay” part… LOL

    • June 14, 2011 at 2:41 am
      #1461

      I’m new to sewing and embroidery and came across this episode from a SWAK newsletter. Thanks for the towel instructions. I can’t wait to try it out!

    • Donna
      June 14, 2011 at 4:03 am
      #1462

      I have been wanted to make a hooded towel for my grand children. Thank you for the directions.

    • montsdesigns
      June 14, 2011 at 4:05 am
      #1463

      Love the hooded towel. I think the thread cover is great as well!

    • sandy peterson
      June 14, 2011 at 4:21 am
      #1464

      I love these fun and easy to make hooded towels. I made one to give for a gift and the receipent loved it.

    • Cindy
      June 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm
      #1465

      I love how you curved the hood for the towel. Alos, love the Embroidery.com website. I’m new at machine embroidery and didn’t know about this site.

    • Maggie Potter
      June 14, 2011 at 12:55 pm
      #1466

      wow! another great project. Ya’ll never cease to amaze me. Can’t wait to make these for my grandchildren

    • June 14, 2011 at 12:59 pm
      #1467

      The towels are so cute…. I can hardly wait to get my towels and get started! Great ideas for all the quick and easy projects! Keep them coming!

    • dawnlott
      June 14, 2011 at 4:05 pm
      #1468

      Loved this episode. We are building a pool so I can’t wait to make towels for the kids.

    • Sheila Long
      June 14, 2011 at 5:08 pm
      #1469

      The hooded towel will make a great shower gift with the baby’s initials or name embroideried on it. People just love personalized gifts.

    • June 14, 2011 at 7:12 pm
      #1470

      I have two towels just waiting for this project….and would LOVE this new thread! I have a new wee one (NUMBER 8) and he needs his own towels. I am ready to make these now that I have been inspired again! Thanks! :)

    • June 14, 2011 at 7:47 pm
      #1471

      I loved watching how to make a hooded towel. I can hardly wait to make one for each of my grandkids! Thanks for all the great ideas. I’m so glad I found you!

    • June 14, 2011 at 7:57 pm
      #1472

      I liked you girls on fb and posted your blog on my homepage! Would love to win that drawer of new threads. Headed to their website now to check them out!

    • camie deHollan
      June 14, 2011 at 8:13 pm
      #1473

      Loved the embroidered hooded bath towels which will be made for the grandchildren. And Hemingworth thread is to die for. I love the small collection I have.

    • angie saunders
      June 14, 2011 at 9:43 pm
      #1474

      loved the wonderful project, perfect timing!!

    • Debbie
      June 15, 2011 at 2:21 pm
      #1475

      Hemmingworth Thread is GREAT! It has a satin , soft, luxurious feel, and a little extra sprakle that many other threads do not have. I love thier varigated threads. The nice thing is that they also come with their own little cover to keep out the dust, and germs that float around, I use mine so fast that I don’t have worry about is sitting around, but it is a nice added value feature to have.

      If you haven’t tried this thread, give it a shot, I think you will be hooked. Debbie in Conway AR USA

    • Tonya
      June 16, 2011 at 2:15 pm
      #1476

      Loved the episode for beach / bath towels. I have made several but never seen a pouch before. I just love it and will be making one for my granddaughters. Really want to try out the Hemingworth theard. I always use Poly X and Fordinia but plan to check it out. Thanks

    • Tonya
      June 16, 2011 at 2:18 pm
      #1477

      Emailed my sewing buddy the link to this site. She and I will be watching for more great projects we can do together.

    • Tonya
      June 16, 2011 at 2:26 pm
      #1478

      Thanks for the Emboridery site, took a look and saw lots I really liked. My favorite the project gallery. Also forgot to mention earlier I just love the hooping tape. Never seen it before but will be ordering some. Do you know if it is sold in stores?
      Thanks again,

    • Peggy Mathis
      June 17, 2011 at 2:50 am
      #1479

      I was afraid to try this on my own, but you have made it seem so easy…I now have the confidence I need to do it…thanks, Peggy
      I can think of little girl ones and little boy ones, am excited to get started!

    • Patty J
      June 21, 2011 at 7:36 pm
      #1480

      Yet another great tutorial! Thank you girls!

    • Renee
      June 21, 2011 at 8:12 pm
      #1481

      I just watched Episode 9 and it was wonderful. I think I would trim a couple or so inches off one of the wash clothes sides to eliminate bulk and have a thinner flap.

    • Renee
      June 21, 2011 at 8:42 pm
      #1482

      I have made hooded towels before, but they weren’t nearly as easy as these. Thanks, and keep up the good work! Where did the cute mouse design come from?

    • baglady
      June 22, 2011 at 1:40 am
      #1483

      I have made many of your towels for the grand kids, but maybe I need to make a few new ones for this summer! There is not many of the things I make that don’t have a embroidery on any more! I do buy desing from Embroidery.com too! Thanks for all your shows that are fun to watch! LOved that mouse design too!

    • August 3, 2011 at 2:16 am
      #1484

      what a great idea … I really like your site! Thanks.

    • August 18, 2011 at 5:06 pm
      #1485

      I believe this site has got some real excellent info for everyone :D .

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      #1486

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    • November 4, 2011 at 2:46 pm
      #1487

      These are so cute and a fantastic idea. My daughter would love one for Christmas.

    • Patricia Brown
      December 8, 2011 at 4:11 pm
      #1488

      I just love watching your videos I have learned so much -and have printed a lot of the patterns to start making them once the Christmas season is over – afterall it is 2 weeks away and I have so much on my plate with hand makings right now – but who knows just might get that quilt done! I am so glad my friend sent this to me to watch

    • Patricia
      December 8, 2011 at 4:19 pm
      #1489

      I would love to have that thread caddy – wow beautiful – I also love those mannequin pin cushions I am definitely going to try one of those today or tomorrow – I just love the ideas you show us and how easy they really are to make up – great ideas -

    • December 31, 2011 at 4:47 am
      #1490

      [...] again DIY Dish has come up with another fabulous craft idea for this week – Making Hooded Beach or Bath [...]

    • xprofilejobs
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