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Do it to yourself, Step by Step on how to Cut and Sew a Bonnet

Learning a skill is now more easier than ever, as you can do most of the learning from the comfort of your room. A Bonnet is a cap like protective cloth that is wore on the head to help prevent friction while you sleep at night, therefore helping in reducing the amount of frizz one wake up with.

Having your hair protected alleviates stress and helps to prevent split ends.The primary goal of a bonnet is to protect the hair from the harsh treatment of cotton fabric especially from the pillowcases while we sleep.

The hair bonnet help retain the hair to retain it's moisture, and that is a key factor in promoting hair growth.

In this section of "Do it yourself", easy method in sewing a bonnet would be learnt.

Step 1: Get either a satin or a silk cloth, although Satin will be much cheaper than silk but if you want to use only a natural fiber, then silk may be the better of the two. Although the satin pillowcase, bonnet, and scarf will maintain the natural oils in your hair and allow for less friction between your hair and other surfaces such as a cotton sheet or pillowcase.

The use of same cloth/colour for both the inner and the outer part of the bonnet is based on choice.

As a learner, find a middle point and take the same measurement till you have a perfect round shape. The measurements depends on the size of the bonnet you want to sew. For this tutorial, let's use 8 inches. Or if you know how to fold and cut out a flare, then there you go.

Step two; After cutting, pin it round (to avoid missed sewing) with the right sides facing each other. Remove pin immediately after sewing.

Step 3; Stitch both pieces together at the edge and leave a little opening (for turning and for elastic casing).

Step 4; Turn it inside out from the little opening left.

Step 5; measure about an inch and the half from the base and sew round (to make a casing for the elastic

Stitch to close the elastic opening.

The bonnet is ready

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