Headband with Elastic- Redo!!

Friday, April 16, 2010

I think my head is a weird shape because I just cannot get one of these to fit right:

I always end up having to push it too far back so that it doesn't look right anymore. Well, I have a bunch of them--because I kept buying them thinking, "THIS one will fit correctly!!" ---they didn't. Plus, the ones I have are so blah...
What about making one with this lovely fabric:
That just screams summer time/by the beach fun...that coral-ish pattern...ahh, summer!!
Here's what you'll need:
-Headband with elastic
-scrap fabric
Here's how I did it:
1. Cut the elastic of the headband and SAVE IT. Use the fabric part of the headband as a template for the new one. Cut about an inch OUTSIDE of the edge, like so:
2. Burrito fold (yes, that's a real term...that elementary school teachers use!) the fabric and iron. That overlap will be on the bottom, don't worry!

3. Fold up the ends a little, iron that too!

4. Stitch the fold shut. You could do this any old way. I did a wavy little thing here for fun!
5. Sew the elastic back on with the rough side IN. I also took it in a little to account for the weird shaped head problem.

6. Wear your headband...out in the garden. Ok, so I really just wanted to show off my gorgeous irises that are in full bloom right now. It is one of the MOST lovely things about my neighborhood, and many around here. These grow WILD!! These particular ones were transplanted from the alley behind my house...yes, the alley! Cool, huh?
There's something quick for ya! Why did I buy so many khaki items once upon a time?? Did I think I was going on safari or something? I don't know what that was all about! Anyway, all better now!


Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

That turned out cute. I love the stitching you did on it too. Thanks for sharing at 'Look at me, I'm SO Crafty!' at Fun to Craft.

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