Saturday, December 3, 2011

Put a bow in your hair....

See that awesome cute headband I'm wearing in my photo? Yeah, I love it too. So I guess it's a good thing I'm going to show you how to make one of your own. 

Here's what you'll need

3 1/2 inch x 16 inch piece of fabric
3 1/2 inch x 1 inch piece of fabric
1 x 20 inch piece of headband elastic
Hot glue gun
Sewing machine, or you could hand sew the edges. Or you could even hot glue the edges!

Here we go. Firstly fold the large piece of fabric in half and sew along the three open edges, leaving an opening about an inch and a half wide for turning.

Turn out the fabric. It will look like this below.

You will see the opening. You can either stitch closed or simply hot glue closed. Nice and quick!

Next take your length of elastic and hot glue the ends, overlapping by about an inch.

Now take the small piece of fabric. Fold the long edges towards each other and hot glue down. It should look kinda like a tube.

Now fold the large piece of fabric in half again and pinch together from the centre.

Add a glob of glue to the centre of the back of the bow and wrap the small piece of fabric around it (making sure the overlap side is facing inwards).

Glue the partially wrapped bow onto the overlapping section of the elastic headband.

Continue to wrap the strip around the centre, finishing at the back of the headband. It will look like the picture below.

And ta da you are done!

Isn't it gorgeous! Have fun making it, make sure you show me some pictures of your creations!


{K} said...

Really cute!!

Anonymous said...

Really great tutorial! So so so cute!

Nicole {Miss Mommy} said...

Send me one?!?!

Mallory said...

Adorable and it looks pretty simple too.

Ronni said...

What Miss Mommy said! I'm too lazy to make one for myself. Heehee.

I'm Simply Momma said...

OH my gosh! I love this :D and how easy is that?? I can't wait to make me one of these! ahh, im excited