Thursday, January 14, 2010

How to Make a T-shirt Towel

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After
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Traditional terri cloth towels rough up your hair’s cuticle causing damage, tangles and frizz. The flat surface of the t-shirt helps keep the cuticle of the hair closed thus minimizing frizz, tangles and damage.
Items needed:
  • Old large or x-large t-shirt
  • Scissors 
  • Pen
  • Needle and thread or a sewing machine already threaded.
  • Minimal sewing knowledge
Directions:
  1. Lie the t-shirt flat on the ground or table.100_0625
  2. Cut off arms
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    3.   Cut along the side seams on both sides.100_0630
      4.  Open it up and lie it flat on the table. If the sides are cut choppy that’s ok you can fix it at the end.100_0632
     5.  On what was the front side of the t-shirt draw a straight line across the width of the shirt about 1 in. below the bottom of the collar.
      6.  Repeat on what used to be the back side of the shirt.   
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      7.  Using scissors, cut along the front line. Repeat on the back line.
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       8.  Place both halves with right sides together. Matching up the “collar” edges together and the bottom edges.
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       9.  1 in. below the “collar” area sew a straight line across the width of the t-shirt. If you are sewing by hand, sew back over the line three times. Reinforcing the line will  help to ensure that it will remain tight through many washings.
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       10.  Enjoy the look of your frizz free curls or straight hair with the help of your newly made t-shirt towel .
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*After sewing the t-shirt back together I decided to straighten up the sides by re-cutting them so the finished product looked nice and neat.

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