Comfort Caps Sewing Kit: Mahogany Turban
Our newest kit features the Mahogany Turban from Fibr & Cloth. These kits are designed to create comfort caps for women undergoing chemotherapy or any other treatment that may cause hair loss. While not designed for sleeping (because of the internal seams), they are great for wearing around the house or out on errands, any time you want to look stylish without the hassle of a wig.
Because your skin gets very sensitive during treatment, we’ve chosen fabrics that are soft and touchable, natural fibers that won’t irritate or stifle. We’ve also included lining fabric and tips on how to make the caps chemo-friendly so that the caps will feel good to wear and add a little moment of beauty during a hard time.
This kit is also our first one with a charitable element. In honor of my mother, who gave me the gift of sewing, we want our kits to help you give the same gift to others. Each box contains enough fabric and notions to create two hats (maybe three with creative cutting). The idea is that you can keep one for yourself and donate the other. Or donate both if you choose.
Read the personal story behind the caps on our Blog.
Pattern: Mahogany Turban from Fibr & Cloth (Pattern instructions will be delivered digitally)
Skill Level: Beginner
What you should know (or desire to learn): Gathering fabric with either elastic or pleats, sewing an elastic casing, hand sewing (optional), inserting a lining (optional)
- Violet Cotton Double Gauze - Lusciously soft and light, like a baby's swaddle
- Midnight Petal Gauze - Impossibly light, with a nice crispness to hold its shape
- True Blue Silk Noil - Soft and warm, supple with just the right amount of body
Also in this box: Matching thread, elastic, bemberg rayon lining, and a sewing machine needle.
Everything from quality of fabric and needed notions to the perfect packaging was ‘perfect.’