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« on: July 21, 2005 06:48:43 PM »

Went shopping today and ran across some really cute headbands that look like scarves when you put them on your head, after reading posts decided I should try to make it instead of spending 25 bucks on one... The pucci-esque print one is the one I was really wanting to make, the others are more just trials to try to get it right.  I am going to make another one out of the Pucci fabric because my head is too big for this one and I want it to look more like a scarf.

All the headbands

Hello Kitty

Boho Burlap

Pucci-esque w/fake ties


I was playing around with the closures, used elastic in casing and plain black heavy duty hair elastics.  The scarfbands at the store had something similar to that and I think they are just so much easier.  Let me know what you think.


NEW !!!! Tutorial

You'll need just a small amount of fabric and a sturdy elastic hair band (the ones without the metal).

1. Measure around your head to the nape of your neck where your headband would be.  My measurement was 22" <--Big head.
2. You will want a rectangle of fabric that is double the width of what you want your headband to end up (+ seam allow), and length of about circumfrence of your head, minus ~3 inches (to allow for the elastic band you will add and a little stretch).  Cut it on the fabric fold, I cut a rectangle 10 x 5.5" .  After that is cut, measure in on the bottom ends in about 1/2 "  on each side and mark, draw a line up to the top corners and you will have a tapered rectangle.  Unfold and that is the base of your headband.
3. Pin right sides together and sew a seam with whatever seam allowance you like.  Press that seam lightly, so when you turn it inside out it wont get all bunched.
4. Turn tube inside out and press well with the seam down the center of the band.  The band is done!



5.  If you dont want "ties" you can always just sew it on to the elastic hair band now.  But for the ties you will need 4 pieces of another tapered rectangle shape.  I did mine each about 12" long, 4.5" wide at top and 6" at the bottom.  Do these any shape you want, I am going to have fun playing around with this.
6. Use a ruler to draw a line up at an angle from the bottom corner of the rectangles if you would like a pointed edge on your "ties."
7. Pin right sides together for both ties and sew.  Cut corners for easier turning.  Turn rightside out.
8. Once again, Press Well!  Fold under the ends of your band piece, as in the picture, create a finished edge look and insert your tie's unfinished end into that opening.  Pin and sew both ties on.
9. Thread tie through your elastic band and sew a casing around it, I sewed on the same line I  used to connect the pieces.  Do this with the other side as well, making sure you are sewing with your ties facing the same direction.



I like this one so much better!  Shown here with my hair up and down.  You can leave the ties just hanging (my pony tail covered the elastic band), or tie the ties in a knot if your hair is too short (MAKE LONGER TIES) It's super cute. I'm so wearing it today!


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Neliamne
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2005 06:55:30 PM »

I love them!  Could you post a tutorial?
They're so awesome!  And cute!  Yay, fun hair things!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2005 08:44:21 PM »

wahoooo! i'm addicted to hairbands the more the merrier!
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« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2005 09:06:25 PM »

If you make a bunch of these, I predict that you will sell them all!!!
A very good idea, it beats the heck outta payin $25
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2005 08:42:09 AM »

I'll try to work on a tutorial of some sort today, since I need to make another one anyways, plus I was thinking of making some for gifts!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2005 08:58:50 AM »

oh wow. yes a tutorial please! i love these. i have relatively short hair and am often looking for things to do with it. you did a lovely job on those.
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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2005 09:03:41 AM »

Those are so cute! I have seen them in stores but $25 bucks?  Huh No way!

Which closure did you find worked the best? I can't wait for a tutorial!!  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2005 02:12:32 PM »

Just added the tutorial, let me know how it goes... I will be making more of these very soon I am sure!

The ones I saw were at Nordstrom and were real silk.  I just used $4 "silky print" fabric from Jo-Ann.  It has the silk front and the cotton like back, soooo much easier to work with.
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2005 02:23:25 PM »

Wow! Thanks so much for the tutorial.  I'm going to try to make my own as soon as I get the hair bands.  Yours look great.
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« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2005 02:37:09 PM »

Wow, they're great!
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« Reply #10 on: July 23, 2005 05:46:29 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial!
My hair is in that 'in-between' phase where it doesn't all stay in a ponytail, but I can't stand it in my face all day!
Now I just have to go to JoAnn's for fabric...yay!
THANK YOU for the tutorial!
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« Reply #11 on: July 23, 2005 08:07:45 AM »

those are wonderful! i was thinking of making a new headband, because i'm now addicted. but i didnt even think of using a ponytail holder for closure! thanks so much! Smiley
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2005 05:27:26 PM »

Here is like the easiest thing ever...

Take a scarf--this is an old one from Goodwill.  Tie ends to the hairband and adjust to your headsize, and you have a scarf that will stay in place!  and without sewing and you can adjust the width and everything.
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2005 07:45:25 PM »

so cute. and they look especially cute on you with your hair down!! lol
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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2005 08:32:20 PM »

adorable. I'll be using this tutorial sometime...I guarantee you.
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2005 08:37:49 PM »

very adorable!
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« Reply #16 on: July 24, 2005 08:52:21 PM »

Here is like the easiest thing ever...

Take a scarf--this is an old one from Goodwill.  Tie ends to the hairband and adjust to your headsize, and you have a scarf that will stay in place!  and without sewing and you can adjust the width and everything.

woah woah woah woah woah, why didn't anyone tell me about this before?
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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2005 09:29:11 AM »

did i forget to tell you i love your hair? well i do.
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2005 10:02:51 AM »

Haha Thanks!  It used to be long and blonde so it's quite a change...  but after I had a baby I just couldn't deal with all the maintenance...

Oh and the "whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa..." post up above totally reminds me of a family guy episode...
Too funny...
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« Reply #19 on: July 26, 2005 03:59:29 AM »

Thanks for the tute, I am going to try and make some of these for presents for friends.

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Oh and the "whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa..." post up above totally reminds me of a family guy episode...
Too funny...
I barely ever watch tv....but I love family guy when I do get the time...(hardly ever). "whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa" is my new thing...I say it all the time  Cheesy
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Here is like the easiest thing ever...

Take a scarf--this is an old one from Goodwill.  Tie ends to the hairband and adjust to your headsize, and you have a scarf that will stay in place!  and without sewing and you can adjust the width and everything.


*sigh*  if only I had come across this post BEFORE getting rid of my goodwill "made from too slippery material" scarves........must buy more........
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« Reply #22 on: May 06, 2006 08:26:29 PM »

I love these and can never find them anywhere, so now I'll just have to make my own. Thanks for the tutorial.
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« Reply #23 on: May 11, 2006 02:18:57 PM »

! Those are gorgeous. I especially like the hello kitty one.
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« Reply #24 on: May 12, 2006 10:17:34 AM »

Hey aschnebly!
I found this post because someone in the ongoing wish swap requested some "aschnebly headbands".. lol
I'd like to say.. 1) your headbands are cool and you look very pretty! 2) now I know what Pucci fabric is like...... and it's not like the one I picked for my sewing projects for you  Shocked
I hope you'll like it anyway!!
C-ya soon  Grin
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« Reply #25 on: May 12, 2006 10:31:15 AM »

I am sure I will looove it Smiley  Like I said I have a wide variety of likes!
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« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2006 07:46:53 AM »

Superb - saw these in the shops this weekend for about 8 a piece, and thiught they had to be easy.  Thanks for the tute.
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« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2006 11:30:59 AM »

those are really great!
gotta make me some now..
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« Reply #28 on: June 16, 2006 09:42:29 PM »

wow thanks for the great idea of a hairtie in the back, I think I'll try that. and that Hello Kitty fabric is so cute!
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« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2006 12:36:37 PM »

I love the fake tie idea!!! I love that kinda thing, but whenever I really tie a scarf like that it's not very comfortable!

Thanks for the tutorial! Smiley
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« Reply #30 on: June 17, 2006 03:04:34 PM »

those are amazing.  I love the fabric. 
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i love them
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oh my gosh, i'm completely in love!
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« Reply #33 on: June 25, 2006 07:33:48 AM »

Thanks!  These replies have reminded me I need to make more of these!  I can only find one of the ones I made last year...
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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2006 10:51:05 PM »

my daughter thanks you!! i, alas, have a really odd-shaped head..that doesn't take well to headbands of any sort..so i just drool.. Tongue  thankies for the tute, though. Cheesy
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those are great! fabulous work.  Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: August 03, 2006 01:00:03 PM »

I saw your no-sew tute and thought it looked great so I tried it out and wore my scarf headband to work today.  It was so comfortable with the elastic - brilliant!    Grin 

Normally, it is very uncomfortable just to tie a scarf - it starts off too tight and then gets loose and falls off...constant retying soon makes it look scruffy.  Embarrassed

Everyone admired it so I showed them how to do it and got them all to look at your tute (potential new Friends of Craftster there!)   Wink

I suspect that tomorrow the scarf headband will be the unofficial new uniform!   Shocked
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« Reply #37 on: August 17, 2006 11:33:42 PM »

I'd never even thought of using hair ties to keep it on... that's genius! 
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« Reply #38 on: August 22, 2006 03:38:27 PM »

I saw your no-sew tute and thought it looked great so I tried it out and wore my scarf headband to work today.  It was so comfortable with the elastic - brilliant!    Grin 

Normally, it is very uncomfortable just to tie a scarf - it starts off too tight and then gets loose and falls off...constant retying soon makes it look scruffy.  Embarrassed

Everyone admired it so I showed them how to do it and got them all to look at your tute (potential new Friends of Craftster there!)   Wink

I suspect that tomorrow the scarf headband will be the unofficial new uniform!   Shocked

Yay! I am so glad that you found that helpful, I think it is definetly the easiest way to wear as scarf since my hair is so slick it is always sliding off, and I hate to keep retying too!

I'd love to see pics of anyones headbands and scarfbands if you make 'em Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2007 11:53:46 AM »

Yessss! You've made my day!!  Grin I've been searching for a tutorial for these!! Thanks a bunch
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« Reply #40 on: April 07, 2007 07:27:32 AM »

I have a questions about wearing them... I never seem to be able to get fabric headbands to stay on... it feels like the back of my head is to flat and there really isn't a spot for the fabric to sit?

Is that weird?  Do you think I could still wear these?
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Ok, I know its a weird question... but, how do you wear these?
I love the look of them but I somehow don't seem to tie it correctly.
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« Reply #42 on: July 27, 2009 06:08:01 PM »

I can't wait to make a few of these for my niece! She donated her hair to locks of love, but now she's left with this overwhelming poof of curls all around her face. Once I make her a few headbands, we'd be able to see her beautiful face thru the curls.
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« Reply #43 on: August 22, 2009 02:25:59 PM »

I made one today, without the knot and hangy-down-thingies because I had issues with stuff up under my hair line. Anything underneath makes my hair bump up and look silly so I just sewed on the hair band and was done. It's so cute but I have an oddly shaped head and it's not perfection. It does keep the hair out of my eyes and I have to wear glasses, so fabric works best for me. Next time, i'm going taper it more so that the ends that meet up with the hair band are skinnier. Like I said, my head and hair are weird.







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