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Reversible Satin Bonnet; Hair Cap; DIY

Satin Bonnet is good for hair, especially for natural hair. It helps to reduce frizz, tangling, and wear and tear of hair from sleep. This tutorial is for the reversible satin bonnet or hair cap.  This reversible bonnet is easy to make and can be worn in and out as its name implies you can wear both sides. It could be sown by hand or with a sewing machine. I will use both paper and fabric to do the pictorial tutorial. I implore you to try using a paper and see how you get the tutorial before using fabrics. Leave any questions you have in the comment sections. Let’s get started.

material needed

The fabrics I’m using

2 fabrics

Materials needed are:

  • Satin fabric
  • Pins  or bob pins
  • measuring tape/ tape rule
  • scissors
  • Fabric pen or chalk
  • Needle or a sewing machine
  • Thread
  • Elastic
  • Ribbon (optional)


Measure the size of your head (or the person you’re sewing for) then add one inch to the number you get. The number I’m working with is 21″ (twenty-one inches) then add 1” to it. That gives me 22 inches.  That’s the measurement for my elastic.

Fold the fabric into two (rectangular).

fold into two again

Fold the material into two again (to make four folds).

fabric folded into 4


Measure along the folded line (I’m measuring 12”) and that’s for the “body” i.e where the hair body stays, I hope you understand what I meant.

measure across and cut

Measure from the closed edge fabric (not the opening side) and connect the dots.

connect the dot

You should have a cone after cutting then a circle when you open it (the cone) up.

cut through

Repeat the same process on the second fabric. Place both circles (fabrics) together, right sides facing each other.

place over each other

Pin down the fabrics together, make sure the edges touch each other while doing that. Measure 1″ (one inch) in as shown in the picture below) and connect the dots.

pin down

Sew along with the connected dots,  and leave about 3″ (three inches) opening to flip the fabric to the other side(in and out).  When you’re done with flipping the fabric, you should have something like the one in the picture below. Use pins to hold the openings so you know where the opening is.

leave opening

To create a casing for the elastic, measure another 1” (one inch) in, and connect the dots and sew across the dotted lines.

1' after sown

Pin the elastic (the measured one) and put it through the opening you have on the fabrics. Remove the pin and overlap the elastics and sew together.

pin with elastic overlap elastic

Close the opening (where the elastic and pin). You can sew the last part just to secure it but it totally optional.

sew the last part

And you’re done. The result would be this…

Satin cap

I added a ribbon, you can do that too but it’s optional.

satin cap with ribbonsatin bonnet on a table


For the elastic casing,  add 1/2” to the size of the elastic. For example, if you’re using 1/2” elastic add 1/2” to it.


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26 thoughts on “Reversible Satin Bonnet; Hair Cap; DIY

  1. Thanks Aliyah for this tutorial, it’s well detailed, God bless you real good.
    Please how much can I sell each, cos I don’t know the price of satin now.

    1. You’re welcome.
      I’m not sure about the price depending on your location.
      Do feasibility studies, ask around from other sellers, the price of the items needed plus your labor.
      I hope this helps!

  2. Thanks so much for this .
    But then I need to know is 12 inches the general measurement For all Head size but elastic measurement differs for different head size ?

    1. Hello Opeyemi,
      Thanks for stopping by, the 12″ and it is big enough for big/very full hair body and yes, the elastic. Please go with the head’s measurement for the elastic. Thank you.

    1. FIne, thank you, Priscilla.
      The elastic measure should be the circumference of the person’s head, you can also use the same measurement you used for the fabric.
      Depending on how tight you want it.

  3. Hi I’m still fairly new to sewing what kind if satin fabric do I purchase when i went looking I only saw crep costume and bridal satins the bridal satin felt kindda rough

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