Saturday, November 10, 2012

How to Make a Fabric Headband

I have a friend who has been called a Fashion Fairy Godmother.  She even shared some of her lovely wisdom here giving her,  "top 3 recommendations to feeling and looking fashionable, but comfortable, on a smaller budget"  In #3, she mentions fabric headbands.  I concur.  In fact, here is a little tutorial for making said headbands:   

First, gather fabric, elastic band & some cute contrasting thread (I used black).).

Next, you'll need to decide how wide you want your headband.  I made mine 1 1/2" wide.  I allowed for 1/2 " on each side of that.  

Then I pinned it.

I pressed it.

Now, you're ready to sew.  I chose to a narrow zig zag stitch just for fun.  Just in case you've never done one, this is a picture of where your dial will need to be:

Now that you have sewed them all the way around you can cut a piece of elastic.  I used a pretty small piece; a little more than an inch.  I laid my piece under the two ends & just sewed a straight line down on both sides a few times to make it secure.

Here is the finished project:

Ta da! Cheap & easy Christmas presents!!

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