A survival guide to everyday motherhood



About Me

My photo
I am a photography fanatic. I love taking pictures, tweaking pictures, and finding the beauty in every day items

Monday, July 7, 2008

Homemade Headband Tutorials

I am an accessories lover, truly I am. I can't get enough of earrings, necklaces, purses, and headbands and am constantly looking for new stuff. I have a craft goal list and some of the items that I have been wanting to learn to make are earrings, necklaces, and even purses, but I decided to start with headbands.

I found a website that had several different styles of headbands and I love so many of them. I decided to start with the Wide Strand Headband a nice simple band. What you will need is...

Fabric
Elastic, 1/2 inch wide

You can check out the DIY's Wife Strand Headband tutorial that is already posted, but here is my tutorial and suggestions that go hand-in-hand with the DIY one.

1. You will need to cut out two rectangles; one 8.5" x 16"inches and the other 1.75" x 10" inches. I used computer paper to make a pattern to help me cut out the fabric.

2. Fold the larger piece of fabric in half (hot dog style) and sew the edges together, about .5 inch in or so. Do the same for the smaller piece of fabric. Once this is done, turn both pieces right-side out.

3. Slide some elastic into the smaller piece of fabric, make sure one end is lined up and even... sew the elastic and fabric are together on that even end.... don't worry about the other end, the elastic can stick out and don't sew it.
.

4. Now you will need to make some pleats in the larger piece of fabric. (make sure you look at the pictures on the DIY for this). You will be tucking in some fabric to give a nice pleat, make sure the main pleat is about the same size (width) as the elastic piece. So pin the pleat down when you have the size you want, make sure the seam is face down and the elastic band is seam up when you pin all together.

5. When both sides are pinned/pleated, sew one of the sides together (pleat, main piece, elastic piece). When put together, flip it out and give the headband a try and see how much elastic you need to chop off to make it fit for your head. When you have an idea, put a pin to mark where you want to sew it.

6. Now flip the headband back to what it was in step 4; sew the main piece, the elastic piece, and the pleat together. Flip the headband around and you will have a beautiful headband!!!!!

And again you will probably need to read both sets of directions to get a good idea. I really like the pictures and tutorial provided by DIY, but they did get a little confusing, so hopefully mine will help fill in some pieces and paint a better picture. Let me know if you have any questions and if you are looking for some more wonderful headband ideas then check out the rest from DIY.

35 comments:

  1. Oooo I love it!! I wanna get one now! I'm so sick of my hair right now...I either wanna chop it or just pull it back. I'm so boring.

    ReplyDelete
  2. You are SO clever. I love it. It looks great.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This? Is something I definitely want to do! But I look awful in headbands...sigh.

    ReplyDelete
  4. These headbands are great. They look easy enough. :~

    ReplyDelete
  5. I love headbands and wear them all the time! I wish we lived closer so you could teach me all your crafty ways =)

    ReplyDelete
  6. can i just say that i am pretty sure you are without a doubt the most creative person i "know"??

    seriously sister, you amaze me!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. So cute! I think I can make this one!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Love it! I may just have to give this one a shot, it looks accessible enough!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Where do you find the time to do all of the crafts?? I can't even keep my house clean!!! I would love to know your secret!!!

    ReplyDelete
  10. you wanna know the secret?..... my house isn't clean either....not at all :) There is always a day in the week that I wont worry about cleaning or getting ready or obligation and I will just done one of my crafts. Unfortunently it takes about 3 days to get the house back in order... but hey... I can atleast where a cute headband while I clean then :)

    ReplyDelete
  11. I never considered making my own headbands, that's so cool! You're so creative. What a wonderful idea! Love it.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Totally cute!! I am going to have to make some we I get home from vacation.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Tres chic! I can't wait till I have time to do crafty things like this again. With 2 kids, I'm lucky to get my work out and a shower in during their one nap during the day!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I am sending you my address so you can mail some of these to me! lol These are great!

    ReplyDelete
  15. looks great. you would never be able to tell it was home made.

    by way i love the family pics in your side bar. my fave is the little one playing the wii with daddy ah

    Thanks for stopping by my place and leaving a comment :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a great idea! You have no idea how many mornings I wake up, look in the mirror, sigh a big, "OH WELL" and then run out the door. Headbands are a great fix!

    ReplyDelete
  17. I want one!! These are awesome!! Thank you so much for commenting on my blog! :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. I have one of those odd shaped head and those types of headbands never stay on, darn it. I can't wait for a purse pattern.

    ReplyDelete
  19. I. must. have. one.

    Oh...you said sewing machine.

    Well....it was a great idea!!!

    ReplyDelete
  20. I just bought some on Etsy. I wish I could sew.

    ReplyDelete
  21. That is so cute!! My daughter would LOVE to have a few of things. Sounds like I have another project to add to my "to do" list. LOL!

    ReplyDelete
  22. [url=http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=259462]mexitil cheapest price[/url]

    ReplyDelete
  23. [url=http://www.xbox360achievements.org/forum/member.php?u=259462]mexitil discount[/url]

    ReplyDelete
  24. [url=http://community.bsu.edu/members/buy+online+Viagra.aspx]cheap Viagra order online without prescription[/url]

    ReplyDelete
  25. [url=http://forums.bleachexile.com/member.php?u=57438]panasonic digital camera [/url] and
    [url=http://forums.bleachexile.com/member.php?u=57532]back pain
    back pain treatment
    leg pain
    arthritis pain
    joint pain
    [/url]

    [url=http://kinopoisk.sms-jet.ru/sitemap.html]скачать фильмы[/url] скачать фильмы

    best digital camera and
    chest pain
    leg pain
    hip pain
    back pain treatment
    knee pain

    ReplyDelete
  26. Interesting blog as for me. I'd like to read something more about that theme. Thnx for sharing that information.
    Sexy Lady
    Blonde escorts

    ReplyDelete
  27. Мне понравился ваш сайтик , если интересно - вот мой - видео голые знаменитости

    ReplyDelete
  28. [url=http://satrise.ru/familiya/sitemap_0.html]значение фамилии[/url]
    а также
    [url=http://satrise.ru/]значение фамилии[/url]
    а также
    [url=http://znacheniie.ru/]происхождение фамилии[/url]
    а также
    [url=http://znacheniie.ru/sitemap_0.html]значение фамилии[/url]
    мои сайты для вас
    происхождение фамилии
    а также
    происхождение фамилии
    а также
    происхождение фамилии
    а также
    значение фамилии
    а также
    Посмотреть фильм онлайн бесплатно
    [url=http://nasharussia3.rv.ua/]смотреть онлайн Наша раша Яйца судьбы [/url]
    смотреть онлайн Наша раша Яйца судьбы
    Посмотреть фильм онлайн бесплатно
    Картинки из фильма мне бы в небо а также смотрите кинопремьера скоро
    [url=http://nasharushakino.rv.ua/]смотреть онлайн Наша раша Яйца судьбы[/url]
    скачать фильм Наша раша Яйца судьбы
    Посмотреть фильм онлайн бесплатно вместе с семьей
    Samsung lcd

    ReplyDelete
  29. [color=#c94093]
    Как жизнь? И кстати.. есть cупер мысль по[url=http://www.pi7.ru] видео[/url] порталу Думаю вам понравится

    [url=http://www.pi7.ru]скачать бесплатно порно видео mpeg4 [/url]
    aнекдот для разнообразия :)

    Едут в машине в Москву лицыа кавказской национальности. На КПП их
    останавливает мент:

    - Вот, мужики, закон выле, что лицам кавказскоой национальности
    необхзодимо сдать ведро спермы.. Вьт вам вадерко, воот лесочек,
    идите и дрочите...

    Ну,, те пошли... через 200 минут приносятведерко - а там все на дне.

    - Ну не, ребята... вот, смотрите, бумага с печатью, закон,
    понимаете, такой... идите, продолажйтре...

    И те пошли снова. Через два часа приносят полведар, уже на коленях
    стоят, просят пощдиать. Но мент непреклонен: надо полно ведро.

    Уже ночью припозают едва живые с полным ведром.

    - Вот это дроугое дело. Ежзайте с Богом...

    Уезжают. Мент берет ведерко, подходит к канаве (а там уже полно
    сперм)ы, выливает, напевая: "Любимый глрод может спать спокойно".

    Я 8 часов блуждщала по сети, пока не вышелла на авш форум! Думаю, я здесь останусь надолго!
    прошу прощения за опечатки.... очень маленькая клавиатуыра у PDA!

    [/color]

    ReplyDelete
  30. MMA, or mixed martial arts, requires discipline and adherence to a proper schedule of strength training.
    [url=http://www.mma-workout.org/]mma[/url]

    ReplyDelete
  31. free christian dating [url=http://loveepicentre.com/]overweight dating site[/url] online dating affiliate program http://loveepicentre.com/ dating site in usa

    ReplyDelete