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Topic: Fleecy Headband/Earmwarmer (with my first ever tutorial)  (Read 1826 times)
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« 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

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« 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!

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« 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!!

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« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2011 09:34:04 AM »

Aww thank you Cheesy Hope you enjoy using them x

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