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Monday, May 16, 2011

Towel Wrap

I've been meaning to make one of these for SO long now and finally decided to just knuckle down and get it done.  A towel wrap for my hair.

I have to admit that I have a large head, very large, in fact even men's extra large hats don't fit me!  SO in order to get a towel wrap that would fit me well and encompass all of my hugely long hair I knew I needed to make my own.  I decided to use the pattern and instructions at Skip to My Lou and just make the wrap bigger than her pattern.

I think I might have made it too much too big, looking at how much fabric I'm having to tuck into the elastic when I use it.  If I make another of these for myself I will probably go with something half way between her pattern and the size I made this time.

The pattern over at Skip to my Lou wants the height when cutting out to be 12 inches.  From the following photos you can see I used almost 14 inches and used the full width of the towel available between any ribbing.

Sewed it together, inserting an elastic loop at the curved end and it was complete.

I also made a spa wrap from a much larger towel, and will share that project later in the week.

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  1. My stepmom made me a couple of these awhile back and I've been meaning to make some more. They are so great! I use mine all the time and even bring it to the gym!

  2. Very nice! I'm the opposite and have a very small head, so nothing fits me either. I would have to make mine in a kid's size! I actually did a spa wrap that was similar to the one you reference, so I'd love to see how yours turns out!

  3. Pretty cool, Zoe! I always just wrap a towel around my head but it would be nice to have one that was a bit smaller so there wasn't much weight on my head! I'm going to learn how to sew very soon! :)

  4. Anonymous4:04 pm

    I have a couple of these! I didn't make them myself, they came from the Dollar Store so they're not very good quality but I LOVE them. This looks easy enough that I could do it . . . I would love to have one that's a little thicker and more towel-like. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Awesome idea! I never thought of making one:)

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  7. Great Job Love it!!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Serenity Saturday xxx


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