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Monday, January 31, 2011

Hair Straightener Case Tutorial

Tutorial for the Hair Straightener Case w/ruffles & flower :).
 If you make one I would love to see pictures.

1. Fabric
2. Bais Double fold Tape
3. Batting
4. 2" Velcro
5. Coordinating theard
6. pearls or whatever you want in the middle of your flower
& of coarse a sewing machine, siccors, & music :)

First cut everything out.
Cut 11x13 (one of each fabric)
Cut 7x12 (one of each fabric)
Cut 11x13 of batting
cut 7x13 of batting

For ruffles & flower:
Cut one 2.5"x24"
Cut one 1.5"x24"
Cut 2"x10"
Cut one 1.5"x10"

 Place the batting in between the two small pieces of fabric & then in between the two big pieces of fabric. 

 Place the soft side of the velcro on the small piece of fabric. It needs to be 4.5" from the right side & 1" up from the bottom. Do the same for the big piece with the hard side of velcro. 

Take a 6" piece of bais tape & sew it to the right side of the small pieces of fabrics.

Next velcro your pieces together. Sew small piece & big piece together by sewing across the top of the small piece. make sure it's 1/2" from the top of the small piece (see pictures). Trim Excess.

Unvelcro & flip small piece to other side of the big piece. Line up raw edges & pin. Next round all four corners, you can use a glass to do this if you like.
Sew around whole outter edge to keep it all together.

Ruffles (if you would like to add the ruffles & flower):

 Use the 24" long strips to make ruffles. Hem each long side of the strip & each end. Then I used my ruffler attachment for my sewing machine to make the ruffles but there are other ways to make a ruffle. 
(if you need to know feel free to email me,  

 Line up ruffles on top of the case in the middle & sew along your line from making the ruffle. 

 For the flower take the 10" long strips, hem one side of each & each end. Then make ruffles out of them. Make a circle out of each one then sew one at a time to the case. Next hand sew the pearls on (or whatever it is you want in the middle).

 Last but not least sew the bais tape around the whole outter edge.  

Tada you have your hair striaghtener case. So cute, pretty, & very useful! :)
If you have any questions feel free to email me. & again if you make one please share. 
Happy sewing ladies! Enjoy!
{for personal use only please :)}

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  1. I must say-this is totally cute! I think this may be my weekend project! Thanks for posting...


  2. I love this!! What a great tutorial. I wish I could sew!

  3. C'mon, you know you want to make me one of these. lol So cute!

  4. OOH! I want to make one of those for my friend Margie!!

  5. why is it just 1 piece of velcro instead of sewn around 3 edges with the top edge open- so you just slide the iron in and out?

  6. yes. another comment from me. sorry.
    I forgot to tell you I got here from the Tuesday Blog Trail hop

  7. @ Kimberly, It's open like that so you can slide your flat iron in the pocket then put your cord ontop of the inside pocket then close the flap over that. :) That way it is all protected.

  8. What a fab idea, and thank you for sharing the turorial.

    I've come over from Debbiedoos

  9. This is so cute.. Really really Cute!!!

  10. That is really adorable! I tell ya, you are so making me wish I could sew!! :-) That Hallmark movie was on CBS, but I bet they will run it on their own channel too, so maybe you can catch it there. Thanks for the advice---I lean towards Nashville too. I think the only reason my hubby wants Austin is because he LOVES Stevie Ray Vaughan, and I guess he is from that area. I keep telling him there will be blues places in Nashville too, and it won't be all country. (even though I have no idea if that's true, ha!)

  11. I love that!!! This was a great post!!! I am your newest follower and hope that you will come be a follower at my blog!!! brooke
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  12. Cute idea and cute blog! Found you on Debbie's Newbie party and now following you!

    Have a great week

  13. This is such a cute idea! Is it heat proof? Can you put your straightner in while still hot? I absolutely love this! Saw you on Sugar Bee.

  14. SO CUTE! Love that you added padding, too!

  15. This is so cute! I made one a few months ago, but I lined it with reflective fabric for the heat. Have you had any problems?

  16. This is so beautiful! I don't use a straightener...but I really wish I did now!! :)

    I would love it if you would come link up to my party "20 Below Thursday" which spotlights creative and thrifty things!

  17. Love it! Thanks for the tutorial!

  18. This is wonderful. I am hosing a giveaway on my blog. Would love for you to stop by!

  19. That is DARLING! I love the fabric and the design....ok, I just love everything about it!


  20. Looks like Char's from Crap I've Made! Is it a take on hers?

  21. I went about this one in a diff. way but yes that is where I got the idea to make one from, which I put in my first post of the one that I made from her post. I also emailed her about it. Thank you though.

  22. So glad you linked this to "20 Below Thursday"'s so super cute!!!

  23. Thanks for sharing this at Fantastic Friday. I hope that you will join us again this week!

  24. How did I miss this one before!? omg!

    IN FREAKING LOVE with this project! <3

    go Dominique!

  25. Yay I can't wait to make my own!

  26. Thanks for linking up, Dominique!

  27. This is so adorable! love the pink and zebra print. i'm a new follower! :)

  28. Adorable! Love the fabrics!
    You should come link this up to my weekly Thursday through Sunday Making It With Allie Link Party! I think it would make a Fabulous addition!

  29. So very cute Dominique! Thanks for joining...can you just add my link at the end of your post saying you are joining my newbie party, you may have some new girls come by and they would not know about it otherwise:)

  30. My mom just made her own pattern for one of these today! Too bad we didn't see this first! Great tutorial...thanks for sharing. I found you at Debbiedoos!


  31. My grand daughters would love that! Great tutorial. Coming over from Debbiedoos Newbie Partay. Just became your newest follower. Have a great week and stop by and visit my blog Granny's Attic if you get a chance. Vicky

  32. Great tutorial. What a wonderful Christmas or Birthday idea. Thanks for sharing :)

  33. this. is. brilliant.

    and so cute too. i love it!!

    I am hopping around through the newbie hop to welcome everyone to blogging. I love making new bloggy friends and i especially love helping new blogger grow their following.

    Stop by my blog when you have a chance. There are so many FUN things happening over on Dandelion Wishes!!!
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  34. That is so adorable! I am going to have to try this! I would love for you to come link up with me as well if you haven't stopped by yet! Best link each month gets prizes!

  35. This is so cute! I'm definately going to have to try this! I'm always dropping my straightener, so this will help protect it too!

    Thank you!!!

  36. I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you have next! I hope you have a blessed day!
    Please check me out and become a follower!
    I love this!!!!!!!!!

  37. Hi, Dominique! I'm admiring all your creative posts here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? Hope to see you there at the party :)

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