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« on: March 29, 2008 11:28:38 AM »

Hi There!

This little crafty endeavor is the result of a problem arising from vanity. Smiley Here's the problem: I hate having puffy bangs! Whenever my bangs are puffy or frizzy I feel like I belong in a music video from the 80's... so I iron them out every morning. I don't consider myself to be a person who's overly preoccupied with my physical appearance, but puffy bangs just drive me crazy.

When I decided recently to upgrade my well-used hair iron to a fast-heating model, I realized that my older less-efficient model would be perfect to keep in my gym locker for post-workout puffy-bang emergencies. The only problem: how to stow it away among my towel and shampoo bottles when it's still warm? It takes quite a while to cool down, and time is always an issue, so what to do?

The solution: a heat-resistant hair-iron cozy!

Instead of a proper tutorial, I'll just outline the construction steps below. It really couldn't be easier.

Step 1: Grab an old oven mitt, or pick up a cheap one at the dollar store.
Step 2: Cut out two rectangular pieces of mitt... use your hair-iron (or other vanity appliance) as a template to figure out the appropriate size.
Step 3: sew the two rectangles together by hand along three edges to form a pocket. Make sure that what was the exterior of the mitt becomes the interior of the pocket, since the outer fabric of an oven mitt is the heat-resistant layer. Don't worry about keeping your stitches too even, since they will be hidden in the end.
Step 4: Make another, slightly larger fabric pocket (a perfect project for leftover fabric scraps) to slip over the inner inverted-oven-mitt layer. Make this layer the pretty one: embellish it however you like. Add a little handle if you wish. (I did!)
Step 5: Stitch the two cozy layers together around the opening into which you will slip your hair-iron.

And voila! Your little cozy is the perfect way to stow your hair appliance while still warm... be it in your gym locker, in your purse, or in your suitcase while on holiday.

A quick and easy project, and you don't even need a sewing machine!

Thanks for looking, and happy cozy-ing!
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« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2008 11:46:25 AM »

Cute and cute oven mitt too.
I like. I need to make some kinda cozy fer my big ole hello kity blow dryer.
Thanks for the inspiration now too.


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« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2008 11:47:23 AM »

such a good idea! well done

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« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2008 11:49:40 AM »

Great idea!  I might do something like this for at-home use.  I don't have any counter space and try to keep the small bathroom picked-up, because it would get really overwhelming really quickly, so having somethign like this so I can throw them in the drawer when I'm done would be great.

Also, I've submitted an idea for a craft challenge that your project would be perfect for.  I'd appreciate any opinion about the idea good, bad or indifferent.


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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2008 12:14:06 PM »

Awesome idea, and you found a very cute oven mitt!  Cheesy
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2008 12:14:30 PM »

What a great idea! This is the epitome of crafty. Fantastic job.

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« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2008 12:18:08 PM »

Brilliant!  I love it!

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« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2008 12:21:47 PM »

This is a great idea! DH and I go on a lot of weekend trips, and packing the mondo-hot flat iron when we are leaving is always a pain (not to mention having to wait for it to cool down).  I've left two irons in two different hotels that way...  Angry


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« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2008 01:27:00 PM »

Brilliant!!  What a great idea and pretty simple, too!
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« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2008 04:24:36 PM »

that's a brilliant idea to your dillema! i could see it used for other hot hot things (ie the curling iron I stay armed with)

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