Saturday Sewing – DIY Hair Towel Wrap

As you all know, I like to recycle and reuse things. I like to dry my hair after a shower with an additional towel to wrap around my head, but I find that it doesn’t stay on and is too much towel for what I need. That means I need to start sewing and make myself a hair towel wrap.

When making a hair towel for myself, I like to use a towel that the edges have started to fray. The inside part of the towel is perfectly fine. There are loads of free patterns on Pinterest. Terry Towel Fabric is extremely expensive to buy and usually you only need enough for one or two towels, so it is cheaper to recycle a bath towel.

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This pattern is a good one from Pinterest: Courtesy of Skip to my Lou Website

This project should only take you about 15 to 20 minutes.

I took the dimensions of the above pattern and created my own pattern.

Place a 6 inch piece of elastic 3-4 inches above the back edge of the towel.

I could use my fabulous Janome AT2000D air serger to sew the two pieces of fabric together, then sew around the edges as well. You can also use your M or C Overedge/Overcast foot on your sewing machine. This will stop any unravelling of the terry toweling fabric.

M Foot to put an edge on towel to prevent unraveling.

Open up the towel wrap and fold the edges up 1/2″ twice. This will hide the serged edge. Sew the hem in place with a straight stitch all around the open edge.

I used the Acufeed Flex Dual/Twin foot holder with AD foot on the Janome Continental M7. It sewed through all layers of toweling like butter. This machine is awesome!

Sew on a medium to large button to the of the hair towel wrap in the seam.

Now you have a fantastic Hair Towel Wrap, AND these make great gifts, too!

Happy Sewing!

About Anne Stitcher

I have been an Educator with Janome for several years now. Crafting is my passion. I love to sew, quilt, crochet, knit, cross-stitch, scrapbook, paper tole and cook. I have so many hobbies. I am always doing something. I love to use my skills to help people in need and to pass on my knowledge to others. Happy Sewing!
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2 Responses to Saturday Sewing – DIY Hair Towel Wrap

  1. D Ruggles says:

    I’ve made several of these. The problem I have is that the thin terry towel material at the stores is very poorly made and the thicker material is too thick to wrap nicely. All types leave a lot of lint even after numerous washings! But I do like your pattern. Thank you.


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