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.
The fabrics I’m using
Materials needed are:
- Satin fabric
- Pins or bob pins
- measuring tape/ tape rule
- Fabric pen or chalk
- Needle or a sewing machine
- 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 the material into two again (to make four folds).
Measure along the folded line (I’m measuring 12”) and that’s for the “body” i.e where the hair body stays, I hope I explain that better.
Measure from the closed edge fabric (not the opening side) and connect the dots.
You should have a cone after cutting then a circle when you open it (the cone) up.
Repeat the same process on the second fabric. Place both circles (fabrics) together, right sides facing 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.
Sew along 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.
To create a casing for the elastic, measure another 1” (one inch) in, and connect the dots and sew across the dotted lines.
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.
Close the opening (where the elastic and pin). You can sew the last part just to secure it but it totally optional.
And you’re done. The result would be this…
I added a ribbon, you can do that too but it’s optional.