Tuesday, November 15, 2011

ribbon hairbands

One of the local fabric stores (it's the only one that is less than a 10 minute drive, everything else is at least 30 minutes, dragola) has the most amazing ribbon section. Just beautiful designs.
I got inspired by a plain headband I bought at the dollar store and pumped it up a notch.

Aren't they just gorgeous?

Oh look, mini tutorial!
Adjust lengths to the size of head, but this works for me and for my 5 year old. Cut ribbon 13 inches. The elastic is 6.5. Again it depends on how much the elastic stretches. I cut the original the same as the dollar store one, but it was too tight as my elastic is a better quality and doesn't stretch so much. Please note: Elastic needs to be thinner than the ribbon.
With the elastic on the right side of ribbon, fold the ends of the ribbon around the elastic as below. Sew a little in from the end.

Turn it right side out. Do the same for the other side. There you go. Done!

And if you really want to get silly, try wearing them all at once!


Ciao,
Amanda

4 comments:

Anya said...

oooh, pretty!

Cheryl said...

Oh they are beautiful. I can see me making some of these for my girls to give their best friends at Christmas. Thank you for the inspiration.

Sunshine Mama said...

Those are absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for sharing :)

no spring chicken said...

My sixteen year old daughter is crazily making headbands... always looking for something new. She's going to love this!

Blessings, Debbie