Oh how I love the words FREE and EASY in the same sentence…especially when they apply to the same project!
As most of you have been, I’ve been pretty couped up inside the house because of Antarctica paying us a visit. As most good moms do, I decide to spend my time working on new sewing projects. I have no idea what the kids have been doing, but I’ve been having a LOT of fun! (I’m sort of kidding on this, don’t call CPS…yet.)
I’ve been making headband after headband after headband. Seriously. It’s getting kind of ridiculous, but I’m LOVING using up so many scraps of fabric and elastic! I was having so much fun, that I thought some of you out there might like to join in on the excitement, too. So, I’ve created 3 headband tutorials that you can make from scratch – you don’t need a pattern for any of these because you’ll just make your own!
Here’s a sampling of what’s coming:
For today, I thought I’d start with the most basic. Really, y’all…it’s ridiculous. I’m calling it the RIDICULOUSLY EASY HEADBAND FOR RIDICULOUSLY COOL PEOPLE.
Supplies: Fabric -1 scrap piece about 18″ x 4″ & a scrap piece of elastic about 5″ (thread, duh!)
Yes mom, I’ve been biting my nails again.
Then, you simply fold the strip along that center fold line that you pressed. You might need to adjust it a bit with your iron. Then, cut a strip of elastic…again, I just guessed on the length at about 5″ and it turned out great. I have a big head, so you might need shorter…just guess! =) Put one end of elastic into the opening of one side. Sew closed using a zig-zag stitch. Switch back to straight stitch and stitch down one side. Insert the other end of the elastic into the other opening. Sew closed with zig-zag stitch. Switch back to straight stitch and sew up the second side. done!
cost: FREE – everything I used was from my scraps pile.
time: seriously, y’all – 8 minutes if you’re confident. 15 minutes if you’re a little reluctant. awesome, huh!?!
coming up tomorrow::::::::
RIDICULOUSLY EASY REVERSIBLE HEADBAND!