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I made a hair curling iron holder that is especially great for travel because when you want to leave a hotel, you can insert your it into the holder while hot without worrying about burning your clothes. Buy a silicone hot pad (I got mine at a $1 store) and fold in half the long way. Sew one short end and the long end using a heavy duty needle. Insert curling iron
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By Elaine from Belle Plaine, IA
Approximate Time: 1 hour
Whether using a pillowcase or fabric, cut a rectangle 28 x 20 inches. Fold your fabric in half so you end up with a 14 x 20 inch rectangle, right sides together.
Use the pattern photo as a guide; make a curved cut on the top left corner (see photo) and two curved cuts, on the other 14 inch side, ending approximately 2 inches down. Starting at this point, continue with the second curve ending with a straight 8 inch side on the second 14 inch side. I used a dinner plate for my curve; this is only a suggestion for the curves any angle will work.
Sew an 1/8 inch seam around from the folded edge around to within 6 inches of the other folded edge.
Once that is done fold the edge (A) with the single curved cut over to the center (B) of your fabric; sew from the bottom of the curve to the fold.
Fold the remaining fabric completely over the first half (C will line up with A) then fold that part that is left overlapping (D will line up over B) back accordion style to match up with the right side.
You now have a place to slip your hot iron in the back compartment, the folded cord into the second and a brush and comb in the front compartment and not have to wait for them to cool to put them in your suitcase.
By Ann from Loup City, NE
Don't you just hate it when you're trying to pack for a European cruise, and you don't know how keep your hair styling tools together.