A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Do you know about all of these Craftster features?
Total Members: 297,207
Currently Running With Scissors:
423 Guests and 10 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: [1]
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Fleecy Headband/Earmwarmer (with my first ever tutorial)  (Read 1067 times)
Tags for this thread: tutorial  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
inmywindow
« on: January 06, 2011 10:03:46 AM »

Hello! Just thought I'd share my headband/earwarm thingy that I made to keep my ears warm whilst I cycle. It's stupidly easy and I know you're all a lot better sewers than me but yeah... I hope you like it Smiley


You're going to need:

A piece of fleecy fabric 4.5 inches wide and about 24 inches long (measure your head and then add a couple of inches)
A piece of patterned (or plain) cotton fabric of the same dimensions
Sewing bits (sewing machine, thread, pins, scissors, tape measure etc)

To start, lay out your fleecey fabric and cut the right size piece. I used an old blanket that we no longer use.


Next, cut out your cotton fabric. I was ultra lazy and pinned my fleece to my material and then cut around it. If you're less lazy than me, measure and mark it out properly (you'll end up with much straigheter lines than I did!)

If you haven't already, pin your fabric together with the right sides facing each other.

Tadaaaaa! Excellent, now we're ready to start sewing. Thread your machine and then sew down each of the long sides in turn (be sure to use a reverse stitch at the end to stop your stiching from coming undone mid-cycle) and then sew long one of the shorter sides. When you're sewing, you want to be about 1.5cm in from the edge

Next, sew half way along the remaining shorter sides but don't sew it up completely!

We're going to turn it the right way out in a minute, but first you need to trim the seams down a little to make it less bulky when we turn it (If you're a better sewer than me, you can probably start off sewing a little closer to the edge and then skip this step!)

Now comes the exciting part - turn your headband the right way round by turning it in on itself using the hole that you left before!

You should now have your pattern on one side and your fleece on the other. If you're really good, I'd advise ironing it now but err... yeah I'm lazy! You'll need to sew up the hole using a slip stitch.

Now it's time to make this big long strip into a headband. I chose to do this by zigzagging the two ends together - however you could also pop in a buttonhole and a nice button or maybe a wee bit of velcro. And Hey Presto - no more cold ears for you Cheesy


Hope you've enjoyed it - let me know what you think! This is my first tutorial though so do be kind! Let me know if you make one yourself Also, if you want to see the tutorial with pictures, I've posted it on my bloghttp://in-my-window.blogspot.com/2011/01/tutorial-fleecy-headbandear-warmer.html xx
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 in 52
3/50 projects completed
I've just started a craft/photography/cooking blog inmywindow
alwaysinmyroom
Craftalongs Moderator
Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Life is Moving Along Splendidly
Offline Offline

Posts: 28236
Joined: 12-Feb-2006

Make all things!!


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2011 11:04:04 AM »

I think it is great that being crafty allows you to make things practical and pretty...you had a need and you figured out a crafty way to meet that need!

I am sure that you will see these popping up now... Cheesy thanks to you tutorial!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 Projects in 2014 110/150 ?
PINTEREST
Will swap for art
batgirl
Global Moderator
Occasions and Holidays Moderator

Tutorial Contributor

Friend of Craftster Friend of Craftster

Part Librarian, Part Superhero
Offline Offline

Posts: 19980
Joined: 23-Sep-2005

Stop Pinning, Start Making.


View Profile WWW available for personal swaps
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2011 11:05:27 AM »

That is great! I am always looking for ways to keep warm AND wear my helmet! Thanks!!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Just added lots of new items! Use coupon code "craftster" for 10% off! http://www.LilyLovesBernie.etsy.com
 50 Things
inmywindow
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011 09:34:04 AM »

Aww thank you Cheesy Hope you enjoy using them x
THIS ROCKS   Logged

50 in 52
3/50 projects completed
I've just started a craft/photography/cooking blog inmywindow
Threads you might like:
Pages: [1] Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
These Beauty Basics Will Keep You Looking Young For A Long Time
How to Make DIY Sunscreen Lotion Bars
Insanely Eye-Catching Nail Art You Can Pull Off in Just 3 Steps
How to Contour for Long, Lean Faces
Is Tinted Brow Gel Worth It?
Latest Blog Articles
Meatless Monday: Pumpkin Spice Latte
@Home This Weekend: DIY Drum Light
Tute Tuesday: Fleece Puppy Bed

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.