Woot wooooooot! Hello everybody and welcome to the official start of Headband Week! Are you ready to get this party started?! We're going to kick things off with a Headband linky party (found at the bottom of this post) where you can share (read: "show off") headbands you've made with all of us aaaaand with a bright, shiny new tutorial. Are you ready?! Well then, I now introduce to you...
The Basic Skinny Headband
Ready to make one?!
Here's what you'll need:
lightweight fabric (about 1/16 of a yard)
-4 1/2" of 1/2" wide elastic
-2 medium size safety pins
-other general sewing supplies
-All seam allowances are 3/8" unless otherwise stated.
-This pattern is for an adult, but it would be really easy to convert the measurements to make these for a child.
Now let's get started!
Step 1: Measuring your head
Step 2: Cutting your fabric and elastic
-18" long and 2 1/2" wide (long strip)
-8" long and 2 1/2" wide (short strip)
Also cut one 4 1/2" long piece of elastic.
Step 3: Sewing your short strip into a tube
Step 4: Attaching the elastic to your short strip
Step 5: Turning your short strip right side out
Step 6: Sewing your long strip into a tube
Step 7:Turning your long strip right side out
Step 8: Attaching your short and long strips
You're done! Go put on your sweet-o new headband and strut your stuff proudly for all the world to see.
Now it's time for you to show off all the great headbands that you've made! They can be sewn, hot glued, stapled, for adults, for children, for your cat--whatever! Or if you've added a fun embellishment to an existing headband, I'd love to see pictures. :) Whether you've included a whole tutorial or just some great pictures, show us what you've got! Oh, and of course you can link up past headband projects too.