reversible satin bonnet

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 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 sewn 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 question you have in the comment sections. Let’s get started.

material needed

The fabrics I’m using

2 fabrics

Material 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)

INSTRUCTIONS

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”).

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 a circle when you open it 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 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 the 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 elasticoverlap 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

P.S

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.

5 thoughts on “Reversible Satin Bonnet; Hair Cap; DIY”

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  2. 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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