Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Night caps are back in style

Depending on how old you are, you may or may not remember wearing night caps to bed. They kept out the cold and in recent years, they kept the hairstyle intact. Why not make your own from a silky fabric and feel luscious when slipping into bed?

Not hard to make at all and can do in under 30 minutes! Grab some silky fabric, some elastic, and some lace for the edges and you are ready to begin.

  • Cut a square about 20 inches. Round the edges.
  • Grab a strip of lace the diameter of the fabric. Fold around the raw edge and sew using a zigzag stitch. The zigzag stitch catches both sides beautifully without worry about part begin missed. A very fast way to finish the edges. You can hem if you wish.
  • Cut a piece of elastic about 17 inches.
  • Mark the satin fabric circle in fourths. Do the same with the elastic. Pin the elastic and match marks. This just makes sure the elastic is the same all the way around the night cap. Pin about 1 1/2 inches in from the edge.
  • Begin sewing, stretching the elastic as you go. You may need to "gather" the fabric every so often to make the elastic fit, but this just adds to the fullness of the nightcap.
  • Sew the elastic and Voila! you are finished!
Ready to wear or give as a gift. Very easy to do and under 30 minutes.

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Dora, the Quilter said...

I love this idea. I'm thinking it would be great for the cold winter.

Charlene said...

I was wearing a knitted hat, but will now switch to the one i made!