Monday, March 14, 2016

"Mom, I Need Some Headbands!"

Hello Readers. I usually save my fabric and trim scraps for later. I don't always have a purpose in mind but this time I did. my daughter recently came to me to tell me she needed some headbands for work but didn't want to spend her hard-earned money. She was finding them for $5 - $10. I waited until I had a good selection and started putting together different scraps and trims to see what I could make. 

Here are some finished headbands. I used narrow  black elastic in the back to make them stretchy. I copied the length of the elastic and the trim pieces from a headband she already had and liked. 

Here are a couple finished and ready to try on. 

Here are a couple more. The one on the left is a piece of my husbands tie. The one on the right is made of lace from a dress I refashioned recently.

Here is a close up view of how the headband is attached to the elastic in the back. It is folded under and stitched tightly together,

This one is different. the whole headband is stretchy with some trim attached in the middle. It is just one big circle, with the raw ends on the inside.

One last shot of a narrow headband made of elastic and narrow trim.

The possibilities are endless, and it's a great way to use small scrap pieces. 

Thanks for reading, now go make something fun for yourself.


  1. Hair accessories cost a fortune - how smart to make them, and you have more variety that way too. They turned out so great!

    1. They are over priced. My daughter was happy to have them at "no" cost.Thanks for your comments! I love it.