Friday, June 8, 2012

4th Of July Hair Accessories


Hey everyone! Happy Summer!! I have finally found a little motivation to make some stuff! I've been in kind of a rut get anything done. Including packing. I found these darling headbands on Pinterest and decided to try to make some of them. I already had everything to make them which was a plus. To make the hair bows click here for a tutorial and to make the fabric flower headbands click here.

Ok lets get started. You will need a scrap piece of fabric approximately 3 inches by 18 inches, an iron, a piece of thin elastic about 13 inches long, buttons, a long piece of coordinating felt, and some 1 inch wide Stitch Witchery. Oh and of a course your drink of choice, mine being Dr. Pepper!

Turn your fabric right side facing down. I took a ruler and drew a line in pen straight down the center. You don't need to but it helped me keep everything straight. Next fold your ends in just a bit and iron them down.


Then take a small piece of Stitch Witchery and put it underneath and fold your corners in and hold the iron on for a few seconds to seal. Do this to all of your corners.


Now you will take a long piece of Stitch Witchery and and fold your sides into that center line and iron. Do this with both sides. Basically, all of this Stitch Witchery, ironing, and folding eliminates all frayed edges and any need to sew this part. Always a plus for me!!

Now, turn it facing up and start folding pleats. Iron each pleat as you do this. I just eyeballed it but you can measure as you go if you would like.

Once its all folded you can sew two seams down the edges. I didn't pin anything so I had to sew slowly and carefully. It worked just fine though.

When the sewing is completed just pick your buttons out and hot glue them on. Or once again, you can sew them but that just takes a little more time that I would rather not take. :)


All that is left, is attaching it to the elastic! I turned it right side down. Hot glued the elastic too it and then got glued a strip of felt over the top of the elastic to hold it all together better. As you can see, mine are slightly different than the original version. I wanted mine to taper in at the ends and then I also thought that having two seams gave it a more finished look.

Isn't it cute!! I really wish my daughter would keep headbands in! This fits her 17 month head perfectly!

I also did this one on a black metal headband. It looks really cute too!

Hope you guys are having a great summer!! Be sure to check back again and leave comments! I always love hearing from my readers! XOXO
Linking to:
The Shabby Nest
Nap Time Crafters
Tatertots and Jello
Funky Junk Interiors

4 comments:

  1. So cute...the black headband would look awesome with my skirt! ;)

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  2. So cute! I love all the fun red, white and blue projects starting to pop up in blogland. I hope you will link up to my Patriotic Project Parade.

    http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/06/patriotic-project-parade-linky-party.html

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  3. Adorbs! The sewn part of the headbands would also be super cute bracelets if you just add velcro! I'm inspired. :-)

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    1. Thank you! You are right, it would be a cute bracelet!! Let me know how it turns out if you try it!

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