Sunday, January 8, 2012

{Headband} | Tutorial

I'm so excited to share this tutorial with you today! My wonderful friend Allie taught me how to make this simple handband and today I want to share with you!

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{Supplies}|
  • A piece of fabric or ribbon, about 18 inches long
  • A piece of velvet, also 18 inches long (velvet ribbon works best, no fraying edges to fight with!) This is optional, but helps prevent the headband from sliding.
  • Elastic, about 4 inches (depends on the size of your head)
  • Fabric glue
  • Needle
  • Thread
{Step 1}| Begin by cutting your fabric strips/ribbon and elastic. This is a great project for all of those fabric scraps you may have laying around. If you are cutting fabric, you can determine the width of your headband. I was going for the wide handband look, so I cut a strip about 5 inches wide, leaving some room to fold the edges under.

{Step 2}| If you are using a piece of ribbon, you can skip this step because you'll already have clean edges. If you have cut a piece of fabric, take the edges and fold them under to create a clean edge. I just used fabric glue to secure it in place, but you can also sew it.

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{Step 3}| Sew the strip of velvet on the underside of the fabric/ribbon. I didn't do this because headbands don't really slip off of my head, maybe I have a funny shaped head??

{Step 4}| Take the strip of elastic and place it about half an inch on the end of the fabric/ribbon strip. Fold the ends of the fabric over the elastic and sew. I sewed it several times since there will be some tension on the elastic. I wanted to make sure it wouldn't come undone. Using a sewing machine would be much quicker, though.
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By folding over the ends, it gives a tapered look to it leaving the top part wider.

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{Step 5}| Repeat this with the other side of the headband. (Make sure not to twist the elastic). Viola! You have a headband.

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Besides the headbands, did I mention I went on a fabric flower binge? I'm not sure what I'm going to use them for, but I'm sure I'll find a use for them. Here's some of the ones I made:

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These tutorials are all over blogland, but I can post some tutorials if you'd like! I'm really excited for some things I'm working on now including a guest posts at an awesome blog (January 16th), some giveaways, series, and many more tutorials. I can't wait to share with you all!


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2 comments:

  1. That is so easy - and I especially love the embellishments!

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  2. wow amazing
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