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Saturday, September 21, 2013

"Shower Cap Making, Crochet and Hexies for FNSI."

Hello,

Friday Night Sew In means a bit of time for me to complete a project and work on some smaller projects.
First of I made a shower cap.


I found a few tutorials online but ended up doing it my way.


I used a hairdressers cape for the lining. I actually had this in a bag ready for the op-shop but when I decided to make the shower cap, it came out of that bag. I drew a circle of approx 32 cm with the fabric folded in half. This could have been cut back to 30 cm. I then put the fabric and lining right sides together and sewed around the edge. Leaving a gap for turning through. I finger pressed the edges and sewed a row of stitching around the edge. Then I sewed the bias binding 2 inches in from the edge and threaded the elastic through. One very easy shower cap. I didn't use pins to hold the fabric and lining together, clothes pegs were used instead. When it came to holding down the bias binding I used some tape that I have had for ages that I use to use when sewing lingerie.


Later on in the afternoon I started some crochet. Even though the written instructions are in a foreign language with the symbols it was easy to do. Then in the evening I worked on some more of those hexies.

Hope everyone that joined in Friday Night Sew In had a productive time.

Go the Freo Dockers!!!

Happy days.
Bev C

27 comments:

Kelli said...

Hi Bev! You are multi-talented! Love your projects. :) Looks like a very productive FNSI. xo

Petra said...

Nice cap Bev, it looks good. Have a great weekend, over here it is still raining but in house it is so good to be there. The wood is burning in the fireplace and we had some candles in the living. Ooh I like this time of the year autumn is my favorite time. Have a nice weekend Bev enjoy your spring time. Greetings Petra.

retdairyqueen said...

Cap looks good and I love your crochet

Deb R said...

We all need one of those caps !!

Michelle Ridgway said...

Much nicer than my little number..very chic little cap. Love your crochet and hexies. You achieved a lot :-)

Julie said...

Hello Bev ... I missed a post along the way - your bread making looked so scrumptiou :-)
I love your shower cap - its funny as I was just thinking today that I need to make myself a new one as my current one is all stretched. Love your crochet & your hexies also. Gosh, wish I could crochet like that. Happy weekend Bev, Julie x0x

Julie said...

Sorry I meant to put scrumptious - NOT scrumptiou !!!! Lost my glasses again !!!!

Fiona said...

I am always amazed at all the different things you can make.... great idea with the pegs for the shower cap making...
Hugz

Maria said...

Looks like you had a very productive FNSI, Bev! Love all your projects and that crocheting project looks lovely :-)

shez said...

lovely work ,well done,love the shower cap.xx

Karen said...

Great idea to make a shower cap - don't know if you can still buy them.
Lovely crocheting - I still have a long way to go to be able to do it as well as you!

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

You have been very productive Bev....and how cool to make a shower cap!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hello Bev,
That is an adorable shower cap. Love your crochet block. Have a lovely weekend.

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Bev. You are a very creative and talented person.. I could never make my own shower cap.. vbg Love the crochet doily. Very pretty.. Happy Spring. Hugs Judy

Kim said...

You were very busy. Good luck for the Grand Final.

Christine M said...

Such a pretty shower cap. So much nicer than what you can buy. You are very clever Bev. Your crocheting is lovely too.

Clare - Aimetu said...

Another great idea :)

cottonreel said...

When I read your blog I thought ,what a good idea ! hexies round a lace mat , then I read and found I had it wrong but too late , the seed is set !!!
Good on the shower cap

Nanna said...

cute shower cap, I haven't done any crocheing in years, I miss it sometimes, thanks for stopping by & leaving the sweet comments, the dress form pincushions were gifts for my church ladies sewing group with the help of my daughter
Helen

Maria said...

How good were those Dockers....
Do like the shower cap Bev..and you keep busy with your pretty crochet and hexies...

Heather said...

Cap is great and good recycling from unwanted items. Love your crochet, makes me want to get out my stuff and do some.

Kaisievic said...

You were indeed really productive. So clever to make your own shower cap.

Charlie and Wendy said...

Hi Bev, your cap looks great and your crochet is beautiful. I love the look of your bread and cheese in the previous post too, nothing better than home made :)

Wendy B said...

certainly looks like you had a very productive night Bev!!!! I remember making one of those shower caps earlier this year and yep, I did the same thing....drafted my own pattern even though there were a few on the net! sugary hugs xox :o)

kelley jensen said...

boy you got a lot done. Thanks so much for stopping by.

Anthea said...

Hi Bev, I'm a straggler seeing what you got up to for FNSI - great idea with the lining of the shower cap, and using the pegs to hold the layers together... nice little group of projects you worked on... x

Nicky said...

Lovely work you got up to for FNSI. Isn't it great that the symbols work no matter what the language, I've found that with french cross stitch patterns before, as long as the DMC number is there I'm fine!