Figuring into my new look is an easy, simple hair style that I can wear all Summer, but sprucing up the look with colourful headbands. As some of you mentioned, the headaches you can get with wearing headbands can really be annoying. I was finding that my one and only black headband caused me serious mood changes. So what does a jobless girl, with little spending cash do when she wants perfect fitting, headache-less headbands? Scrap it baby!
Yup, I pulled out my fabric scraps and got down to work.
These are really easy to make, AND they don't cause headaches.
You can make them to match an outfit, a handbag, etc. Here's how I do it.
I first made a paper pattern for the band, and on that pattern I also marked the length I needed for the elastic piece at the back. (click picture to enlarge)
Now, my head is what I like to call 'full' (some might say big bucket) so I cut this pattern based on my required size :D It measures 11.5 inches in legnth. And because I wanted my bands to be thick, 6 inches width. Adjust this as best suits you through trial and error.
Trace the pattern on the back side of your fabric, then cut out the fabric piece. Cut the correct legnth of elastic piece you'd need as well. My elastic piece measured 7.5 inches.
Fold fabric in half.
(Right side in.)
Then stitch close along the open side.
Turn entire band inside out.
On one end of the band, tuck in the edges and place one end of your eslatic inside. Sew this straight across once.
On the second crossing, bunch your fabric back with your finger (careful not to stictch your finger) Sew in this manner one or two more times, just to make the edge that tucks behind your ear smaller.
Take to embellishing your band with beads, flowers or buttons, stitching on ribbon or bows. Complete this before connecting the other side of the band and elastic in the same fashion as how detailed above.
So happy headbanding!!
And just think, depending on how your sweetie behaves - these also can be used as sling shots :D