I Made That! Monday · Sewing

“I Made That!” Monday – Heaps of Headbands

I mentioned not long ago about my awesome short new hair. The one thing I’ve been finding with it is my constant desire for new headbands! There’s just something about short hair that makes a headband look even cuter!

So I decided to get out my machine and make a few up, to decorate my new ‘do!

Since I really enjoyed planning out and designing my own project last time I thought I’d try it again!

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Vague plan and cut up pieces all ready to get started!

So essentially I measured my head and came up with an arbitrary proportion of this measurement to be casing for the elasticated portion.

I then sewed fabric rectangles into two tunnels, sewed the elastic into one of them, and then sewed them together! Pretty simple!

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Blue flowery headband

Then I decided it looked a little bit bland so quickly added a cute little bow to the side to jazz it up a bit. Done. A very easy project! This definitely took me less than an hour, which was great, because once I got started I couldn’t stop!

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My new collection of headbands

I ended up making another two that afternoon just because I had the craftin’ bug! You might recognise the top one from the not-so-reversible bag I made using my travel-themed fabric! The yellow one is made from a beautiful fat quarter I got free with my subscription to Love Sewing! I also got another one in blue, can’t wait to get on and make something with that one too!

Notes for Next Time

  • Possibly make the elastic tunnel a slight bit smaller than the tunnel for the rest of the headband so it fits neatly inside when you’re sewing the two sections together
  • Try decorating with other things too! Fabric flowers? buttons? The possibilities are endless!
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How could I talk about headbands without modelling them??

I’ll definitely be making more of these in the future! And because I was so proud of them I’m considering making this project the first that I write a tutorial for you guys (or anyone else!) to be able to make one too.

Happy Crafting, Everyone!




14 thoughts on ““I Made That!” Monday – Heaps of Headbands

  1. Super idea! The headbands look great! I think they work so well especially with short haircuts…And adding a flower on it would be a good idea, perfect for summer!
    How I admire you and your sewing skills!

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    1. Thanks so much! I do love the short-hair-headband combo! Although they look good on long hair too! I’ve always been a headband fan! I’m working on my fabric flowers for when summer hits, hopefully they’ll look lovely! Thanks for your comment! 🙂

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