Morning everyone, today I’m making a cute shower cap ^_^
Continuing on in my series of cutening up every day objects today I’m going to show you how I made my shower cap that little bit pinker 😀
To make this particular cute shower cap you need:
- Plain shower cap (got mine from Coles for around $2)
- Some fabric of your choice
- Eyelet lace
- Needle and thread
So get out your shower cap and lay out your fabric.
Stretch out your plastic cap to find out how wide it is. You need to cut out a circle of fabric with that diameter plus a few inches for seam allowance.
Now a note on choosing fabric, because this is going to be getting wet often you will need to choose a fabric which dries very easily or else it will get moldy! I am using toweling. This is my circle:
Now thread your needle and with the edge folded under, stitch your fabric into the elastic of the cap. You will need to stretch out the elastic as you sew it in. This can be a bit tricky when you only have two hands so what I do is use a notebook or something solid like that to hold it stretched while I’m sewing.
When you finish you should end up with something like this:
Now this is where you can do one of two things… Either go nuts with the cute and add a frill to the edge here like a vintage styled one or move straight on to the lace. I personally find frills at edge to be cute but not practical because the water catches in them so I went straight to the lace.
Sew one edge of your eyelet lace around the very edge of the elastic.
Then sew on the other side. It should hide all of the edges of the pink in a nice little sandwich.
Lastly thread your ribbon through and tie in a bow. You will need to stretch it out and make sure there is enough ribbon there to go around your head.
You’re done! Ok so there is a limit to how cute you can actually make a shower cap, no matter what they always look pretty silly. But it’s Winter so it’s a very necessary item… and I think this is an improvement on the original ^_^
Hope you enjoyed and let me know if any of you give the cute shower cap a try! ^_^