I have to say this is one of the least practical projects, for me at least. I don’t even have little girls, but I do love the idea of anything vintage. To me the idea of hair rolled in little curlers is just that. I might have watched too many “I Love Lucy” reruns as a kid. I have thought before that I was born in the wrong generation, and would have probably fit in better back then. Has anyone else ever felt that way?
My Mother- In- Law and I talked about making these last year for the family beach trip, just to be funny and walk around the house with them in our hair. We never got a chance to make them, and the project got put on the back burner, until Shara, who has girls, needed a guest post. I knew this was the perfect excuse to make these cute little curlers. I shared this tutorial with her readers last month, and I thought now would be a good time to show you my cute creation.
What You Will Need:
- 12- 3 in x 10 in pieces of fabric
- Marking tool (chalk, water soluble pen or pencil)
- Something pointy to help with turning fabric and stuffing
- Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
- After you have your fabric cut to 3 in x 10 in, draw a line 3 1/2 inches from the each end. That will leave you a 3 in space in the middle of your fabric between each line.
- Fold fabric in half long ways. Sew along one short side and the long side. Clip your sewn corner so that there is less bulk when you turn.
- Turn right side out. Using some kind of pointy object to help push your corners out.
- Sew along the line closest to the closed end.
- Stuff with fiberfill until you almost come to the next line. A pointy object will help you again here with getting the stuffing in and push down where you need it to be. I use a pair of hemostats, but a pencil would work too.
- Sew as close as to the second line as you possibly can.
- Fold under your unfinished end, and sew in 1/8-inch from the end to close.
- Sew Velcro to the backside of one flap and the front of the other. The piece on the backside will be sewn about an 1-inch from edge and the piece facing you in the picture will be a 1/2-inch from edge. It really isn’t critical that you line your Velcro up like mine, I just found that worked best for me.
**If you have a little girl with fine hair, feel free to play with the size, thickness or even the placement of the Velcro to make a tighter curler.**