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« on: October 10, 2006 05:35:07 AM »

Hi,

 I'm not sure if this is clothing or jewelry, but since I sewed it, I put it here  Smiley.  I had some small peices of fabric leftover from purses, so I made some hairbands.  They're comfy, and I like them.  One is plain, the other I embroidered a girly skull on. Sorry about the pics of me, but it's hard to take a good picture of your own head.  Here they are :









***As requested, here's the tut!***

You will need fabric scraps, 1" or 3/4" elastic, in the color of your choosing, I like black.  Embelishements of your choice, I use embroidery floss, but you could embellish to your heart's content. And your hand dandy sewing machine (or a needle and thread should you choose to do it all by hand)

Here goes:

MAke a template that looks like this, a few inches shorter than you want the full hairband:


Trace on fabric twice and cut 2 pieces.  Put the pieces righ sides together, then sew along the curved edge only:


Then hem the short sides.  After you have that done is't time to embellish (that way you hide the ugly back if you don't have mad embroidery skills or a fancy machine that can do it) I draw a design on then trace it in backstitch:


Once it is all embellished, turn the straight sides under, ahdn pin like crazy :
 

then sew along the straight edge, leaving the ends of the tube open.  Cut desired length of elastic plus some, insert in one end of the open tube, sew it up (I'm a little paranoid, so I back over it a few times for added security) Repeat with the other end of the tube and elastic, the voila! You have a handy dandy prettified hairband.
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« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2006 06:19:19 AM »

i love hairbands.  and i like skulls, those are awesome
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« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2006 06:40:50 AM »

that skull is so cute!
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« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2006 07:36:00 AM »

Cute!  I really like how they're designed.  They look like they work well!
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« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2006 08:09:11 AM »

I love them both, but my favourite is the skulls!
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« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2006 08:49:41 AM »

Thanks everyone

Cute!  I really like how they're designed.  They look like they work well!

They do work quite well, I have thick hair, so it's hard to find a hairband that will hold it back.
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« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2006 04:44:12 PM »

so cute!!!
i love the idea, and it's also a productive way to use up your remnants!!! But I'm kind of new to sewing, could you possibly post a tutorial?
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« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2006 04:21:38 AM »

so cute!!!
i love the idea, and it's also a productive way to use up your remnants!!! But I'm kind of new to sewing, could you possibly post a tutorial?

Sure, next one I do I'll take pics along the way.  I'm really new to the sewing thing myself.  I'm just sort of figuring it out as I go with a lot of help from Craftster.  There's probably a better way to do it, but I'll let you know how I do it anyway Grin
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2006 02:53:18 PM »

Tut now posted. Thanks for asking.  If anyone has questions (or suggestions on how to make it easier (I'm a newbie to the sewing world, but have done embroidery as long as I can remember) Please feel free to ask or give a hand!
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« Reply #9 on: October 20, 2006 03:30:45 PM »

these are way to cute! I wish my hair was long enough for one.
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