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Friday, September 4, 2009

.:Nylon Headbands:.

I added these babies to my etsy shop this morning. I've never made them before, but a friend of mine wanted to order some so I decided I better figure it out!

They are for sale in my shop, but because I'm nice, I'll also post the tutorial down below!

What you need:
- nylons/knee highs/tights (I used tights so I could get the colors I needed)
- liquid stitch
- ribbon
- hot glue gun
- scissors

Cut off a leg of your tight/nylon. You can play with the length - I was making my headbands for a three year old, so they needed to be a tad bigger. Obviously, since it is stretchy, it is pretty forgiving, size wise.

I used liquid stitch to glue the seam together where I had cut.

Then I used liquid stitch to glue the ends together. My friend who told me how to make these said she let hers sit for 30 minutes and they were good to go. Mine were not. Perhaps because of the thicker material of tights? Anyway, I let mine sit for a good 3-4 hours before it was super sealed.

I then needed to wrap around the extra material and liquid stitch it on the underside. I used a clothespin to hold it in place while the liquid stitch dried. Again, the tights are a thicker material, so they needed a little extra help. I let it sit for another 3-4 hours. (In my defense, liquid stitch says to wait 24 hours, so really, this isn't so bad!)

Then I measured a small piece of ribbon to wrap around the seam.

I hot glued it to the bottom, leaving the top part open in a loop. This will make it so you can slide different clippies, giving you a different headband each day!

Slide in your favorite clip and put it on your favorite girl, and you are ready to go!


  1. Seriously adorable! I love them!!

  2. So cute! I was blog hopping and found your blog. Love the recipes and crafts- just my kind of thing!


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