Guest Project: DIY Custom Headbands

30 Jun

Hello everyone! You all, probably don’t know who I am. Right? I thought so. My name is Ashley, and I have a humble blog called, Bramblewood Fashion, which I share with one of my younger sisters, Gabrielle. Our blog is full of sewing projects, daily (or rather weekly) outfit posts, and some tutorials thrown in.  I must also mention, that I am so excited to do a post on Jen’s blog!


And in case you were wondering what I look like. Ta-da! A picture of me. =) 

So with out further ado, my tutorial for today.
I love wearing headbands! But, my pocket book is not always willing to spend a lot of money on headbands. I have found that a lot of the cute headbands cost any where between $10 and $20. No, thank you; I can make my own for a lot cheaper and cuter too! Plus, these will be custom made and a million other girls  will not own them either.  =D
How to Make Your Own Headbands
  • 1/4 yard of Fabric (You can also just use scraps that you have laying around.)
  • 1/4 inch wide elastic
  • Thread
  • Sewing Machine 
  • Iron
  • Trimmings (Rick-Rack, Buttons, Lace, Fabric Flowers, etc…)
  • Fusible Webbing (Optional) [Mine is 1/2 inch wide, sticky on both sides, and comes in a box. You don’t have to have this, but I like how it makes the headband a little more sturdier, and I have less pinning to do when I sew the headband.]

1. The first step is to measure your head. Like how I did in the picture below. Take note on your measurement, mine is 22 1/2 inches.  

2. Measure the base of your head (see picture below). This is too find out how much elastic you need to cut. Mine is 5 inches. 

3. Now it is time for a little math. Follow the instructions below for the next step. 

4. Cut out a strip of fabric that is the total of your math problem above (mine came up as 16 1/2 inches) in length, and 3 inches across (You can experiment with different widths for different looks). 
5. Fold over an 1/2 inch on each side (the long side). Iron. 
6. Fold strip in half lengthwise. Iron.
7.  Cut a piece of elastic that is the measurement of the base of your head.
8. Fold over 1/2 inch on each end. Iron. 
9.  If you are using fusible webbing you will follow the photo instructions. If not, you will just skip to number 11. 

10. Press half way. Then repeat the second half of step nine, place a small part of the elastic on the other end, and remember to add a small piece of webbing on top of the elastic. Finish ironing. 
11. Stitch around the open edges of your headband. Make sure to do a few more stitches over the elastic, making sure it won’t come out anytime soon. 
12. Now it is time for the fun part! Embellishing your headband in any way you want. I will show how to add rick-rack down the center of your headband.  

If you want to add a fabric flower like how I did below. Follow these wonderful instructions
Thank you so much, Jen for letting me guest post on your wonderful blog! I hope to see some of you on my blog!
—- Bramblewood Fashion ~A Sewing & Modest Fashion Blog~

Thanks so much Ashley!! What a great project. With three daughters in the house, we LOVE headbands around here. I will be trying my hand at those SOON! Here’s a button for sharing your tutorial with us! 

Go over and check out Bramblewood Fashions! As a beginning sewer, I love to go over for inspiration and ideas! Ashley likes to use vintage patterns from the 40’s and 50’s and put a modern spin on them.

 Have a Wonderful Wednesday!
PS – I will announce the Silhouette winner later on today! Thank you everyone who entered!

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