DIY || Ankara Satin Bonnet in 4 Minutes

Satin Bonnets… Where do I start? As a newbie to the Satin Bonnet Family, I’ll be honest, I’m only beginning to understand their usefulness and haven’t used one long enough to know how fantastic it is. However, a lot of people swear by it and say it’s good for…

  • Keeping your Hair Healthy
  • Keeping your hair curls in shape while you sleep (if you have curly hair) and stops your hair from knotting if you have Kinky hair.
  • Keeping your Hair hydrated

… and a whole list of other things. With all that said, it will only make sense for every girl to have one! So without further ado, here’s a tutorial on how to make your very own Ankara Satin bonnet!

(Did I mention it’s reversible?)


A List of Things you need

1/2 a yard of Ankara Fabric

1/2 a yard of Satin Fabric

1 inch thick Elastic Band about (25-30cm long)

 A pair of scissors

A sewing Machine

A Safety Pin

A Bobby Pin

Now to the video! Enjoy!

P.S. – There’s a Diagram below this video that might help you a bit more and guide you on the dimensions to use for your bonnet!


Helpful diagram I spoke about ^_^ lol

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DIY || Men’s Shirt to off Shoulder Top!

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It’s 2017 and there’s no doubt in the world that the off shoulder trend is one we’ll be rolling over into the new year! You will also agree with me that of all the variations of this trend, the shirt style has to be one of the most trendy ones – So I just HAD to hook myself up with this gorgeous top by DIY-ing one for myself!

Now, if you love this trend as much as I do and want to own it in this style BUT don’t know where to get one, don’t want to spend money on a new top or you just want to try making one for yourself, here’s a quick tutorial on how I refashioned a men’s shirt into this trendy piece! But first… Here are the items you’ll need :

A men’s shirt – preferably one that’s not so fitted on you

A pair of scissors

1 inch width elastic band

Paper clip or Safety pin

A ruler or straight-edged item

A pencil

Sewing pins

A Sewing machine (or needle and thread)


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Step 1

Iron the top of your shirt so it’s completely flat and straight.

Step 2

Using a ruler or a straight-edged object, draw a line across the top of your shirt about 1 inch away from the Collar.

Step 3

Cut your shirt along the line you have drawn.


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Step 4

Turn your shirt inside out and fold it in on itself about 1.5 inches thick. You may choose to iron the fold down just to keep it in place ^_^.

Step 5

Using your sewing pins, pin your fold down all around your shirt.

NOTE : The area around the sleeves will not fold as nicely as the rest of the shirt but don’t worry. Just create small pleats and pin them down. It will be concealed when you complete the shirt!


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Step 6

Sew your shirt along the bottom of your fold but do not let the beginning and the end of your stitch meet. You will need a small opening for the next step.

Step 7

Using a safety-pin or paper clip, take a piece of elastic band which should be 1-2 inches less than the length of your shoulder’s circumference and attach the clip to it. Then pass it through the fold you made using the little opening. (see pictures below)


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Step 8

Once you’ve passed the elastic band through the fold and the clip emerges out of the other end, pin both ends of the elastic band together. Then begin to pull on your fold to get all the elastic band in it.

NOTE : Do not let the pin enter the fold as it will be hard to bring out.

Step 9

Once all the elastic band is in your fold, sew the ends of the elastic together to secure them in place. When this is done, pull the rest of the band into the fold and your top is complete!


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Here’s my final result! What do you think?


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If you couldn’t follow the instructions completely, don’t worry! You can also watch me make this top on my YouTube channel – I also have the video at the beginning of this post, just incase you missed it ^_^.

Thanks for stopping by!


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DIY || Gold Clutch from Sunglasses Case!

The festive season is bound to be full on last-minute changes and adjustments to everything! From dinner plans to venue changes, last-minute change of shoes or an outfit… the list is endless. Well, we may not be able to fix everything, but today’s tutorial is bound to be a last-minute quick fix that you’ll definitely find handy, if ever you forget to get the right clutch to match or outfit or if you’ll just like to create your own unique piece!

So, I made a clutch from an item that we’re all likely to have lying around – a sunglasses case; and I’m going to show you just how I did it – but first, here’s a list of the things you’ll need!

A Hard-Shell Sunglass case

Gold Spray Paint

Some Glue – has to be really strong glue

An Old Perfume Bottle Cap!

Gem stones/Studs/Rhinestones (optional)


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Step 1

Open up your sunglass case and place some plastic or fabric into it to protect it from your spray paint!

Step 2

Begin to spray your sunglasses case, ensuring that you do one thin coat at a time, to avoid the paint from running.

Ensure you also let each dry before spraying on the next or just follow the spray paint instructions!


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Step 3

Once the paint is completely dry (this varies depending on the brand of spray paint you use), position your perfume bottle cap on it and mark where it’s place using a pencil.


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Step 4

Begin to fill up the hole in the cap using your glue gun and leave to dry for a few minutes. Once it’s dry, open up your clutch and place the cap on ONE HALF of the sunglasses case – You don’t want to stick it to both sides of the case as this will stop it from opening up later on!


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Step 5

Once you’ve stuck on your cap and left if to dry completely, your clutch is all ready to go!

BUT if you’re feeling a little more crafty, follow the next few steps.


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Step 6

Using some ornaments of your choice (I used rivet studs), decorate your clutch as you please.

For my own clutch, I carefully detached the perfume cap, glued the rivets on, and then spray painted the clutch again, so the rivets blend in completely with the clutch! (See pictures below!)


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Here’s my final result! I think it looks pretty cool and is definitely a quick fix to those times when you can’t find a clutch to use or just want something different.

What do you think?

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