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« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2007 07:09:31 AM »

I have to agree with everyone else-the rubberbands are sheer genius! Grin  The sewing is fantastic too, and I love the choice of fabric!!
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« Reply #11 on: May 04, 2007 07:25:07 AM »

These look really well made. I love them. Can't have too many fabric headbands. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2007 08:13:43 AM »

Thank you! I'm not sure where I got the idea for the hair rubberbands, but I feel like I must have seen it someplace before. Feel free to use the idea, though. It works way too well to keep it to myself.

Thanks for the compliments on the sewing. I decided to quilt these so I could practice doing nice, straight lines, so I'm glad to hear that they look good.

For the length, I just measured around my head where I wanted the headband to sit, subtracted about two inches for the elastic, and added back the amount for the seam allowance. You kind of have to experiment so you don't make them too tight, though, since it depends on your exact elastic.

The second one is just an awesome fabric I found at Hancock's. I needed a ton of red-based fabrics for another project, and I couldn't pass this one up. The woman at the cutting counter said it reminded her of silly string.
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« Reply #13 on: May 04, 2007 08:35:56 AM »

What a cute idea, Love it!
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« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2007 08:47:06 AM »

If anyone is interested I posted a tutorial on how to make headbands using the elastic hairbands a couple years ago.

It was one of my first posts but it's got a picture tutorial, you can find it in this post:

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=44540.0
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« Reply #15 on: May 04, 2007 09:48:28 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial. I'm generally no good at explaining things like that, and I never have the patience to take pictures while I'm working. Your headbands are so cute!
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« Reply #16 on: May 04, 2007 10:05:18 AM »

I love headbands, I should make myself a pair too!
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« Reply #17 on: May 04, 2007 11:05:36 AM »

This is a great idea now if I could just find all the hairbands I've lost over the years...

I generally use elastic for my headbands, but I get it from an unusualy source:  the built-in shelf bras from old tank tops. Those shelf bras never worked for me anyway, and I've found that a) they are usually good quality elastic and b) if it's enough to fit around your rib cage, it's enough to fit around your head. It's a good way to reuse materials in a pinch.
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2007 11:25:35 AM »

i really like the quilting and the elastic too..
im always trying to perfect "the headband"..thanks for all the tips..
ill have to try that velvet thing to stop slipping
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« Reply #19 on: May 04, 2007 01:19:26 PM »

their cute! I love the fabrics and the idea for the hair elastic on the back is awesome!
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