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Topic: Fabric Curlers *w/tutorial link **UPDATED pics of outcome p.1 ***AFTER WORK p.5  (Read 108678 times)
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« on: March 24, 2008 07:35:16 PM »

First off, all credit goes to Shawnee over at Life with Monkey and her super easy tutorial.  I did make some changes... I didn't gather the base of the curler by hand, I just used my machine and a zipper foot.  Also, I used some wooden beads that I had, because my button tin is mysteriously missing... hmmmmmmmm... I wonder where it went? Huh  I actually like the small beads pretty well, and they work great with the button hole.  Anywho, on to the pics:

Weird whole head shot

Some close ups

I used 2 fat quarters of fabrics that I really had no use for anymore, mini wood beads that came in a multi-pack of which I only used the large ones, some thread, some poly-fill, and in maybe an hour and a half from start to finish, I now have 20 soft curlers.

I have a TON of pretty fine hair, so I let it air dry a bit first, but it is still wet in the pics, even though it doesn't totally look like it.  Somedays when I pull it back while wet, it's still wet when I take it down at night.  I will probably blow dry it a bit before I go to bed, and hopefully they will be set by morning.  I've been looking for soft curlers that I can sleep on for a while now, but they all seemed ridiculously overpriced.  I'll take pictures of the results in the morning.  I hope they look good! Cheesy

Well, I am totally sold on these!  Here's the outcome:

I just used my fingers to comb through the curls and then sort of twisted large sections back together.  I definitely love what it looks like, but I wonder how they will hold throughout the day without me heat-setting them or using any product.  They seem to be holding alright now, but have loosened a bit already. 
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2008 08:37:05 PM »

oh, that's a cool idea!  probably a lot nicer to sleep on than the regular plastic and foam ones.  I can't wait to see how your hair looks in the morning.  Smiley

« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2008 08:53:21 PM »

that is so cool, I wish I didnt cut all my hair off!

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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2008 08:56:21 PM »

I made some of those, well simmilar, I havent looked at the tut you used but they look a lot alike, I haven had  a chance to try mine out as life has rushed me the past month. I cant wait to see how your curls turn out!

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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2008 09:08:49 PM »

someone recommended making some soft kind for my thin hair, but i could never find a good tutorial!
thank you! can't wait to see the result tomorrow!

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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2008 09:12:12 PM »

I too am super excited to see how your hair looks in the morning.

In my youth, I had natural Shirley Temple curly hair, but it my teens discovered a hair straightner (yes, I know what this does to my hair, but it's an addiction I'm trying to fight). So now my hair doesn't curl pretty naturally.... wondering if this is what I need until my straightened hair grows out....

anyways, back to you. thanks for posting a link to the tute you used!!

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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2008 09:15:12 PM »

I decided a while ago not to fight my curls and waves, so I'm excited to see how yours looks in the morning.  I have a TON of coarse hair and even w/o a ponytail it takes 8-12 hours to dry naturally most of the year (in the Pacific NW) and about 6 hours in the summer.  I wonder if this would be hopeless.

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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2008 09:21:08 PM »

definately can  make  these  thanks  for  sharing!

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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2008 09:29:03 PM »

What a fantastic idea. I love them. I can't wait to see your hair. Do the buttons hurt? I hate buttonholes. I wonder if velcro would work, or if it would get all stuck in my hair. I think I will have to make me a set of these.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2008 10:37:52 PM »

Oh I like the look of these!
I have very fine VERY straight hair, so I think I may give these a try so I can maybe get some body into this iron-straight mop of mine.

I also hate buttonholes, so I think I would use snaps (worried about velcro ripping my hair)

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