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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Fabric/Elastic Headband:.

I saw these kinds of headbands in a local fabric store a week or so ago, and just knew I could make them myself! They are super easy, and super cute! What a great combo!

What you need:

- fabric
- interfacing
- elastic
- sewing machine/accessories
- bling!

I started off by making a template of how I wanted the headband to be. These are for my one month old, so I measured her head. Depending on who yours are for, you'll need to adjust accordingly. I made two templates because I knew I was going to layer two kinds of fabric.

Cut out your fabric using the template(s).

I wanted my edges messy, so I frayed them a bit.

Next you'll want to cut a piece of interfacing a bit smaller than your template and iron it on to the wrong side of your fabric.

Now, for my first headband, I sewed on the smaller piece to the top of the bigger piece first. When I had to go sew on the bottom of the headband, also a bigger piece, it was tricky to do so without sewing down the edges of my smaller piece. I'd recommend sewing your bigger pieces together first!

When you do sew your big pieces together, make sure that you are adding in your elastic pieces and sewing them down well. I went over the places where the elastic was a few times.

Next I cut out four circles.

Then I hot glued them into these little v-shapes.

I cut a small circle of felt, and glued the v-shapes around it. Of course, you'll want to add some bling! (You can of course put any type of flower on to the headband, or just leave it plain if you like!)

Then I hot glued it onto the headband.


Now put them on the cutest little girls you can find, and you've got yourself some new accessories!

Here are a few other ones that I have made so far.



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  1. Love it! Gotta make it! Luckily I have all those things in the house already...

  2. Adorable :) I gave you a trendy blog award over at LOVE STITCHED today! check it out : http://lovestitched.blogspot.com/2010/05/awards-and-winner.html

  3. I've made headbands but never thought to do the raw edge thing on them. And I really like that denium one!!

  4. Very cute!! Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  5. very cute! crushin' on the frayed edge - that's so "in" right now!

  6. just FYI, I featured you today - thanks for linking up! Mandy, www.craftedition.blogspot.com

  7. I love your headbands. I made similar ones using wide gross grain ribbon and elastic. I cannot wait to try your idea. Thanks for sharing.

  8. Your girls are adorable and so are the headbands.

    Thanks for the tut and for linking with Sugar & Spice.

  9. How adorable!!!! Your girls are even more adorable! My girls loved the headbands. I will have to try to make them. Thank you for sharing!
    Teresa ;)

  10. I absolutely love this! I'm making these for my little one!

  11. Super cute! Too bad my nieces are too old for headbands....

  12. these are great! I recognize the fabric; I have almost all of it!! great minds think alike...

  13. You're right those do look easy. Another project to add to my list. :)

  14. These are adorable! My favorite is the denim and pink one. Going to have to give these a try!

  15. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [16 May 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  16. This is so cute! I'd love it if you'd link up to my Sharing Time post here: http://heathernow.blogspot.com/2010/05/sharing-time.html

  17. oh! i love these! so cute! poor little babe with the black eye!


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