Posted by Ethne~
My second Pinterest Challenge project was my version of the Turbie Twist wet hair wrap ‘As Seen on T.V.’ I have another one that Mom Connie got for me at Herbergers years ago, so I know it’s not a completely original idea, but I liked it. Get on Pinterest immediately, and then follow Wom-Mom here.
Pretty much what you need to do is fold your towel in half the long way. You can free-hand cut the rounded edge and lines from the towel. The widest part of the towel section is 10” and the thinner end is 5”. I really think you can make this just by eye-balling it.
|My original twist on top of the folded towel|
|On my version, the finished end of the regular towel is|
along the bottom, the fold is along the right, and
the loose ends (narrower) on the left
By using the finished edge of the towel, I didn’t have to sew the edge under. SLICK!
I sewed the top unfinished edges with a serger-type stitch on my sewing machine. Zig-zag stitch would work fine.
|The kiddos always have their paws on my sewing projects|
|The serger/zigzag stitch on the right will keep fraying stopped|
Then turn it right-side out and stick a strip of elastic about 2” total in length. That is sewn into the smaller end of the wrap. A button is sewn on to the wider end. [I used the button stitch on my sewing machine which was SUPER EXCITING since it was the first time I used it. Worked just like it was supposed to.]
|Wanna know where I get these elastic strings? They|
are from the elastics that keep shoes together as pairs at Target
|This button sewn with my sewing machine|
button stitch - I am SO PROUD I DID IT!
Easy Mac is modeling here how it’s worn. Isn’t she cute? Oh, and she drew a cat face on her mouth with eyeliner this morning. Since it’s a Saturday and Halloween is Monday, no biggie. I’m all about the girls being creative like that. We even went to JoAnn’s as an eyeliner cat.
|You need a bath Easy Mac!|
|It was a little big on her|
|See the loop at the bottom right, which is the open side.|
Button is on the other end. Adjust it as you need to further
back on the sewn side to get the button and elastic to cinch right.