Saturday, 14 January 2012

Making Pillow Rollers

Pillow rollers are soft fabric rollers that can be slept in I love them because I hate being uncomfortable and can’t find rollers in the size I want plus sponge rollers make my hair curl to tight and go frizzy so I can make them a large as I want.

They can also be thrown in the washing machine on a 30 wash so I love thing that are easily cleaned
This Pattern will make a medium roller if you use heated rollers it the same size as a medium heated roller.

Equipment
Fabric
Scissors
Ribbon (very thin)
Pins
Stuffing (I used a old pillow)
Cotton
Buttons (I use old shirt buttons)
Sewing machine or needle and thread




Instructions. 
1) Cut fabric to size using a pattern i have very long thick hair so I made 18 rollers


2) Fold in half length ways and pin down the open edge and sew I’m lazy so I use a sewing machine.


3) Concertina one end pin and stitch





4) Turn roller inside out so your seams are now on the inside (I find using a pair of scissors to help to push the fabric back in on itself)


5) Now it’s time to stuff the roller I’m using the insides of an old pillow. First determine the middle point of the roller will be (I just fold it in half and mark it) Now take the stuffing and pack the roller till its half full. The roller should be soft but still hold its shape.



6) Make sure the stuffing is packed in and pin the half way point of the roller and stitch.



7) Now take the ribbon cut it in to approx 3 inch and form a loop





8) Insert the looped ribbon and pin in place and sew in place (I stitch it a few times for strength) I also taper the ends to make the look pretty but that’s just me.




9) Last but not least on the other end of the roller (the stuffed end) sew a button on.




Yes it looks a bit dodgy but works a treat



3 comments:

  1. oh, no! I think they look adorable!! These would be so cute to make using feed sack fabric. The button loop closure is brilliant too! I must try these. Off to share your link! :)

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  2. I might have to try this when my hair grows a bit!

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