17 August 2014

sew. headband.

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I have 3 girls so hair accessories are an endless pursuit...sewing them has become a way of life!!

I have loved making this one...if you follow along with me then you'll know I've made some other headbands and hair wraps here, here and here. (Maddie is my big headband lover!!) This is a great wee one though as it stays on really well and is very straight forward to sew. I would say this size is suitable from age 2-5.

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Here's how:

// You'll need some fabric, elastic (I used 1/2 inch) and a cutter or scissors.
// I cut 2 of each shape I wanted (I was wanting to make quite a wide band) and a rectangular piece for the elastic back.
*My main pieces were 16 inch, rectangular fabric 8 inch and elastic 5 inch*

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// Place each of the fabric pieces right sides together and sew along the lengths, leaving each end open.

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// Turn them right side round and press. They should look like this.

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// Slide your elastic inside the rectangular fabric and place one end of each of the fabric and elastic together.
// Sew.

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// Gather the fabric so the other end of the fabric and elastic matches together and sew this end. It should give this ruche effect as shown in the photo above.

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// Your 2 pieces should now look like this.

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// Fold the ends of your main headband piece inwards and press.
// Slide the end of your rectangular fabric inside the folded edge and sew (as above).
// Repeat for the other end.

That's it...you're done! Go try it on!
See who I'm linking up with here.

And just because I couldn't resist some of these which hit the cutting room floor...

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  1. what a cute and the headband looks great! thanks for sharing the tute!

  2. Cute!! I've got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for this evening that links to your tutorial:

    1. Wow...thankyou! Heading to check it out!

  3. Love this headband! It's nice and wide perfect for keeping the hair out of her eyes. You are being featured at Gingerly Made this week!

    1. Thanks so much Ginger...I love your linkup! So delighted!