Last Thursday I blogged about Vintage Rag Curls and showed you my Updated Vintage Rag Curlers. I promised you a pattern and tutorial and here it is!
I needed about a dozen rag curlers for my girl’s hair. If you or your little one have thinner hair, you could probably get away with less.
Materials needed for each rag curler:
Simply Notable’s PDF Rag Curl Pattern
a scrap piece of fabric at least 11 X 3 inches
a small amount of polyfil
thread and needle
Print out the pattern above and check that the curler pattern measurement is approximately 11″ X 3″ to ensure it printed correctly and at full size. Cut out the rag curler pattern and all of your rag curlers. Mark each pattern marking with a fabric pen.
Start with your first rag curler: Fold it in half long ways with right sides together and press.
With a straight stitch, sew around the curlers raw edge using a 1/8″ seam allowance and leaving the area between the dots unsewn. This will be used for turning and stuffing your curler with polyfil. Make sure you use a fix stitch every time you stop and start sewing.
Clip your pointy ends on each of the curlers. Turn right side out pushing out your ends with a pointy object such as a crochet hook. Press.
Top stitch down the two markings you made on the curler. This is the little pouch that the polyfil will call home.
Stuff the little pouch to a light firmness. If it’s too firm it will be hard to sleep on but if it’s not firm enough, the hair will collapse the curler. Make sure it feels “mushy” between your fingers but there should be no slack in the fabric.
Hand sew your opening. As someone who always tries to avoid anything hand sewing, I recently learned that I loved the ladder stitch. Very easy and gets the job done!
My hope is to see lots of curly heads around this blog – there are certainly curls around my house! Enjoy!
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