Thursday, March 28, 2013

Gettin' Crafty Wit' It

Pinterest teaches me great things, people. Check out my mad headband-making skills!
Just jokin.
This was my attempt at thinking I could master this and open up an Etsy shop in what little spare time I have. Ha. Not too shabby though for a 45-minute project, being lazy on the couch on a rainy afternoon.
Un-Official Headband How-To
 Have an old sweater or top that has a hole or stain that you can't fix?
Cut it up into strips.
I tried to keep with the stripes in the shirt, but my scissors weren't the greatest with this fabric.
{Who am I kidding? I didn't have the patience to cut perfect straight lines.}
I kinda just measured on my head how long I would need the strips to be to fit, leaving them a bit shorter to allow for the elastic band.
 Knot the strips together at one end. Fasten to the couch somehow so you can braid the pieces together.
 {I tried scotch tape, but that didn't work.}

Knot the other end when you get to the bottom.

If you have a sewing machine handy, I recommend using it for this final step. If not, just wing it like I did and stitch both of the ends to a piece of elastic. Good ol' needle and thread ... holla!
Get one of those thumb cushion thingy's though. You really gotta work on punching the needle through all those layers.

 No need to be perfect on the stitching ... your hair will hide it.
Check it out, peeps!
Total cost was crazy cheap ... I only had to buy the elastic, which was like $5 at the fabric store. It came in a roll, and you can see how small of a piece was needed. I have plenty more for when I get that itch again to open an Etsy shop.
{Never Going To Happen. I'd rather pay double and get something cuter.}


Misty, Handbags + Handguns said...

Super cute!

TLF said...

Cute idea!

kate said...

this is cute & i don't remember you having an etsy!!!??

C said...

I love this! Was it comfortable?

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