How to make a DIY satin bonnet with an elastic band

In this article, learn how to make a DIY satin bonnet with an elastic band in the comfort of your home. The process is very affordable and easy.

Items needed

  • Satin fabric
  • Elastic band
  • Scissors
  • Needle and thread
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Pins
  • Pressing iron


  • Place your satin fabric on a flat surface and fold it into four places.
  • Align the fabric properly and fold it into two sides.
  • Hold the fabric with pins and mark 14inches with your chalk from the top end of the fabric around to form a semi-circle.
  • Connect the markings with your tailor’s chalk and cut out the shape with your scissors.
  • You should have two big circles after cutting the fabric.
  • Place the circle’s side by side. The right side should face each other, then secure the ends with pins.
  • Sew the fabric round at one inch and leave about 6.5 inches opening on the fabric.
  • Following the pins, sew the fabric around.
  • Turn the fabric inside out
  • Close the opening by sewing or stitching neatly.
  • Iron the fabric to flatten the ends.
  • Sew around again. You should have a smooth round shape.
  • To make gathers, pull out one of the threads. Be very careful when doing this so you don’t cut the thread.
  • Once you have gotten your gathers, you should have 12 inches multiplied by 2 which is 24 inches, the total measurement for the head circumference.
  • Knot the thread you pulled out and cut out the excess thread.
  • Get your elastic band, and measure 25 inches.
  • Cut the band and sew the extra one inch.
  • Wrap the elastic at the opened part of the already sewn fabric and use pins to secure the elastic band to the fabric.
  • Sew the band to the fabric at 0.5 inches.
  • Turn the bonnet out and it is ready!

Feel free to make reference to the tutorial video attached to this post for a step-by-step process.

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