Last Sunday I guest posted for delicate CONSTRUCTION.
If you didn't get a chance to check it out, I am posting today
the project that I had over there.
Hope you enjoy!
Today, I am going to share with you a tutorial on how to
make a cloth headband from used clothing.
The pattern I am using is for an adult size but can easily be manipulated
to fit an ankle biter as well.
Last week I hosted a swap party, where I picked up this satchel bag.
I chose it for the fabric, and couldn't wait to rip it apart!!!
I love the neutral colours and the gold threading through it.
So, first you need a pattern.
This is the pattern I use.
All you need to do it get a piece of cardboard and replicate this stencil and you are good-to-go.
1. Cut apart whatever it is that you are using for fabric,
then press it so the material is nice and flat.
2. Cut 2 pieces from the pattern ON THE FOLD.
You have to cut on the fold since the pattern is for 1/2 the headband.
When you have done this you will have 2 identical pieces of fabric, as below.
3. Pin RIGHT SIDES of fabric together, lining up all edges.
4. Sew 1/4" along the top and bottom of the headband leaving the two ends open.
This is left open so you can turn the fabric and attach the elastic.
5. Remove pins, and trim, if necessary.
6. Turn RIGHT SIDE out and press flat with iron.
7. Turn both ends inside, just less than a 1/2" of each side, and press flat.
8. Cut a piece of elastic band 6" long.
9. Insert just less than 1" of the band into either end of the headband, and pin in place.
10. Now top stitch around the entire edge of the headband, 1/4" from the edge,
securing the elastics as you go.
11. Remove pins & press.
Now you have a cute little headband to sport.
Especially handy for those days when you run late on styling time or just plain old
don't wash your hair.
(Come on, we all do it)
I made these three in no time.
One from a thrifted pillowcase, the other from an old shirt,
and then the brown one from the swapped satchel.