Thursday, July 7, 2011

Tiny Tutorial

Before I left to go on vacation I made a headband for the person I got in the handmade gift exchange.  Her name is Dee from La Dee Da Crafts .  She said her favorite color was yellow and she loved head bands.  I was already making bow ties and so I went ahead and used my Bow Tie Tutorial and made this headband for her

So do you want one?  I know you do...okay so even if you said no here is a tutorial.  I am not re-doing the bow tie tutorial so you'll have to follow that for the bow tie part.  I am going to show you how I made the headband part.  I was SOOOOOOO easy and looked really cute.  Here's what you need.

You need some double fold bias tape and some elastic or a rubber.

Now measure your head where a head band would go.  Most people will measure about 21 to 22 inches or so.  Mine was some where in the middle.  I went ahead and cut my bias tape at 17 inches.  I did NOT fold under the raw edge so if you want to do this then you want to add an inch to your length and make it 18 inches.  Going with the 17 inches, I cut my elastic 5 inches.

Fold open your bias tape and insert your elastic half an inch or so and fold over

I sewed this shut with a zig zag stitch several times.  I did this to both sides. Make sure if you do not want the raw edge to fold it under before you sew it.  Also, make sure to NOT twist the bias tape or the elastic when you are attaching it.

Next I sewed along the edges to close off the bias tape and to give it a cute accent.  I used white to go along with my yellow and white theme.

Easy right?!  I am sure everyone has bias tape they are never going to use just sitting around.  If you don't have double fold, take single fold and just cut two of them and then lay them on top of each other.  This would be JUST as easy.  I think these turned out really cute so I might be making some of these for my etsy shop.  We'll see.  I always say I am going to do things and then don't follow through.

Want to see the purse I made to match the hair bow?

I wasn't sure if I liked the yellow flower or the white flower better so I made both.  I put a brooch clip and an alligator clip on both so she can put them in her hair too!  I hope she liked all of them.  I think they turned out cute.  I LOVED this yellow and white fabric.  I don't wear bows in my hair but making this one made me want to start!


Mrs. Sassy Crafter said...

omgosh! I love the fabric, and the purse its so beautiful, I really really like it =0)

La-Dee-da crafter said...

I love it, Katie!!! I have been carrying my purse everyday and i change out the flower but the flower also looks great in my hair. Love it!!!! So excited to get it and this gift exchange was so fun!!!!
Thanks again. You are awesome!!!

Linda@CraftaholicsAnonymous said...

Love the yellow! What a fab gift! Thanks for linking up! I enjoyed seeing what you made :)
happy crafting,
PS I'm featuring this tomorrow!!

Lil Mama Stuart said...

came from craftaholics - love the bow and that fabric!

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