Monday, October 3, 2011

[DIY Tutorial] Headbands!

Headbands are so multipurpose and can be styled in so many ways. They can be worn anytime and anywhere; exercise, studying, formal events, parties, and more. Add a flower for a girly touch, braid leather and suede for a boho look, or stud it for some rocker style! Follow this short and easy tutorial to make your own headband~

Materials needed:
Sewing machine
0.4m of elastic (width, elasticity, colour is up to you)
Matching thread
Fabric shears
Measuring tape


1. Take the measuring tape and wrap it around your head where you want the headband to sit. Use that measurement and cut the elastic to that length. (We used 22")

2. Fold the elastic in half, good sides together, pin the ends together about an inch from the edges.

3. Sew the ends together half an inch from the ends. The elastic should now look something like this, except the ends will not be curled since we are sewing them down in the next step.

4. Lay the elastic flat, bottom side up, flatten the two raw edges down and sew straight down both edges.

Tada, You have just made your own basic headband!
Add your own touch. Experiment with multiple elastics, try different thicknesses, add a flower, stud it; the possibilities are endless!

Here are some headbands we've experimented with..
For the braided look, make the braid first then attach them together with a smaller version of the headband you just made!

Till next time, Happy Sewing!

Enjoy your new headbands :)
- FashionDIY Artist

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