Make a Spa Hair Drying Wrap

September 14, 2010 |

This might be my most random tutorial yet, but it's been on my to-do list for a while!  Maybe I'm the only one to think it's cool, but I really like having something to wrap my hair up in after my shower.  Apparently G likes it too since he had it on before he even got out of the tub, and wouldn't let me take it off!

You will need:
  • Pattern - Download the Adult Pattern / Download the Child Pattern
  • Fun, Patterned Fabric: Fat quarter for child's version / 1/3 yard for adult version
  • Terry cloth: Fat quarter for child's version / 1/3 yard for adult version
  • 5" of round elastic cord
  • Button
  • Coordinating thread
First, cut out your pieces.  If you are using a fat quarter for the child's version, make sure you are folding the fat quarter so that it is 9" by 21 or 22" (a fat quarter is 18" x 22", if you fold it so it is 11" x 18, the pattern will not fit!)

Next, put your outside panels together, right sides together and sew along the round edge, using a 1/2" seam allowance. Leave the straight side open.

Then match your terry cloth pieces together and sew along the round edge, using a 1/2" seam allowance.  Leave the straight side open.  Turn your patterned piece right side out, and insert into the terry cloth piece.

Cut a 5" length of your elastic cord and tie a knot at one end to make a loop.

Insert the loop between your patterned and terry cloth layers, with the loop end in/knot end facing out.  Stitch in place on the terry cloth a few times to make your life easier.

Using a 1/2" seam, sew your terry cloth and fabric layers together, all the way around, leaving about 5" open for turning. Turn out and edge stitch 1/8" to 1/4" all the way around, closing your opening.

Hand stitch the button to the wrap, as shown (about 5" up from the back on the child version and 6" up from the back on the adult version).

This is my second of 5 sewing related tutorials I promised for the Sew 5 Challenge this month!  How are you doing?  There are some really cute projects already linked up - you guys are fast! If you have no idea what I'm talking about, click on the button below to learn more!

And when you make your own Hair Drying Wrap... I would love to see it added to the Flickr pool so I can feature you!

I'm linking this to:
Get Your Craft on Tuesday at Today's Creative Blog
Made by You Mondays at Skip to My Lou
Show & Tell at Blue Cricket Design
Anything Goes Wednesday at Someday Crafts 
Get Your Craft On with Life as Lori
Strut Your Stuff at Somewhat Simple
What are Little Boys Made of at seven thirty three 
Look at Me with It's Fun to Craft!
Friday Fun Finds at Kojo Designs 
Weekend Wrap Up Party at Tatertots and Jello


thecruices said...

I have seen other tutorials on this but NONE were as cute as these! I love the contrasting fabric rather than they whole wrap being terry cloth! I am already mentally sorting through my fabric stash to see which one I'll be using to make this with this weekend!!!

Becky said...

That is so dern cute! We have some much loved towels that I think would be great to re-cycle into a couple of these.

Thank you!

Donene said...

This is so cute! what a great idea!
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Very cute! And a great tute! Thanks for sharing...I've posted a link.

katie jean said...

I love that your son has this on! boys crack me up!! well, I guess all kids crack me up :)

Kristin said...

I own one of these and I really like them. Thanks for sharing the pattern.

Kim @ seven thirty three said...

Oooooo! This will be perfect for my daughters spa birthday party!

Thank you so much for sharing!

casserole said...

This is awesome!! I linked to your tutorial over at Craft Gossip Sewing:


A Little Bit of Everything! said...

My daughter has very long and thick hair. This would be perfect for her. Thanks for the tute!

belle said...

Thanks very much for the tutorial. Love it.

Amy said...

Love the addition of the layer of cute cotton! I am teaching my 5 & 7 year old daughters to sew so I will add this to our "potential project" list. Found you through Craft Gossip Sewing.

Jessica said...

I just made the wrap for my niece and about half way through I realized that I in fact did not have elastic cord :( So, I improvised with a small pink hair tie. It worked great! I didn't have to fight with a knot and it matches the wrap.

Thank you so much for the tutorial, I'm sure she's going to love it!

Ginny Carroll said...

I made one of these tonight as part of a Christmas gift. It's a great and easy tutorial! I did have to wrestle with the bulk of the terry where the seams matched up but otherwise it was a fast sew for my beginner skills! Thanks for sharing!

Rachel said...

Wow that actually looks pretty easy.

Scott and Hartley said...

I'm thinking a monogram would be cute on this too!

carol said...

thankyou I love this! My girl & I need something this gorgeous & fun/pretty to wear too:)

Andrea said...

Thanks a lot for this great idea and tutorial!

But could you helm me a bit? I can print only on A/4 paper, and the printed length of the child's version is 16 3/4", and the greatest high is 7 1/2". On your photo these measurements seem 21" and 9". What is right...? And could you give me these measurements for the adult version as well?

Thank you very much, and sorry if my English is not the best.

Andrea (from Hungary

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