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sweetsoulsister
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Date: 2/27/14 11:19 AM

Hi Everyone

I've just discovered your forum and as I am to begin sewing lessons soon, (so excited!), I joined. Hopefully this will be a great source of help and inspiration.

Today I am wondering if anyone can make a reccomendation on what type of mesh-like-fabric might work best when creating a custom hair net. I work in a Cafe and must wear one even when not making food.

I've permission to try this and would like something which you keep your longish hairstyle intact beneath - thus the mesh/net cannot be stretchy. It should however be see-through enough, like netting, to see the hair beneath. Also, of course, holes should not be larger than 5mm around.
The only elastic would be the band that holds it on.

There are SO MANY choices. Any suggestions would be great!

SSS

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Date: 2/27/14 9:43 PM

All the hair nets I have seen and even sort of those old fashioned from the 1940's more decorative Snood things, have always been stretchy. I think any kind of net is just stretchy because of even the way it's made most times too. But they got lots of neat kinds of net fabric for garments now, (and in lots of colors) often found kind of lumped in with the swim suit and costume kinds of bolts of fabric most places. You might be able to use some of those, if it passes the O.K. or not, from whomever decides what you get to wear or not possibly.

Or maybe you could even use a pair of cut up fish net tights or hose or lace hose and do something "sewing wise" with those to turn it into more a hair net?

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Date: 2/28/14 0:33 AM

Tulle. The soft, fine kind, not the stiff petticoat stuff they used to torture little girls with in 1960-era dresses.

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Date: 2/28/14 3:03 AM

I buy them from different places, and I have waist length hair. Sometimes the hair net is easier to take the weight off my head then pinning it up or clips.

I've got one from snoods.com since I can't crochet and won't knit one. My mom has also made me a couple, if you CAN do it yourself.

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Date: 3/1/14 4:27 AM

I have long hair, too (tailbone length). Maybe I'll make a snood for a different way to corral all that hair on windy days. Of course unless I glue it to my head the poor snood may end up in Nebraska...

Are you SCA, Kwaacked?


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Date: 3/1/14 5:21 AM

No, but I belong to the largest volunteer put on ren faire in the US. And my big thing is a kid's parade, and I dress like a pirate, so my hair isn't put up while in costume.

Mostly, I put them on around the house. I got into them from 40s style dressing and reenactment, not the ren faire.

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