This Sewing Tutorial for homemade hair curlers to sleep in is easy and fun!
I was inspired to create my own homemade hair curlers to sleep in as I’ve ALWAYS been terribly envious of people with naturally curly hair as mine is very straight. Curling irons have never worked well for me, so for the majority of my life, I’ve used a set of Clairol electric rollers that belonged to my Granny in the 80s. I actually finally got rid of them a year or so ago because I just never used them and it was one more accident waiting to happen with kids!
I decided I wanted to try something different, so I went the old-fashioned route and designed some inexpensive no-heat curlers!
Reasons Why you Should Use No-Heat Hair Curlers
- They are less damaging to your hair as there is no heat invovled.
- They are safer and prevents burn-injuries and home fires.
- There is less breakage of hair as the hair is more evenly and dispersed
- It saves a TON of time-I can get mine up in just a few minutes and wake up with gorgeous curls.
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Tools and Materials you May Need:
Cotton Fabric 8″ x 6″ cut of fabric per roller
While you could just buy the sponge curlers listed above and call it a day, I’ve found that making them into fabric curlers by and large produces better results. The snaps are more secure than the clasps, the clasps sometimes break and they are far more comfortable to sleep in. Plus, not only can you pick out super cute fabric, you can even purchase extra and make a little matching drawstring bag to store them in!
How to Make No Heat Rollers
- First, fold the fabric in half around the sponge roller longways with the fabric facing inside-out.
- Next, top-stitch the length of the fabric as closely as possible alongside the roller
3. Then, remove the curler and top-stitch one end of the fabric shut. 4. After that, trim excess fabric at the seams and turn inside out. 5. Push curler halfway through the fabric “tube”.
6. Fold 1/4″ of fabric on open end inward and sew shut.
7. Next, sew a top-stitch as close as possible to the curler at each end to secure it in place.
8. Then, fold each flap of fabric over the other and prepare to insert your snap. Make sure it’s fairly tight so that it will secure the hair well.
9. Finally, you will put two corresponding snap pieces on each flap of fabric. I will insert this tutorial by Dritz to give you an idea of how I inserted my snaps. Make sure that each snap is facing in opposite directions as pictured below.
Curl hair before bed, wake up in the morning and VOILA-curls!
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