Tuesday, August 27, 2013

DIY - Braided Headband

Happy Tuesday, blogging friends!
I trust each one of you had a lovely weekend and your week is going well :)

I whipped up a few braided headbands a while ago
since I have been growing my hair out and there are times I just want to pull it up out of my face.
I can't seem to wear the thin elastic headbands because they always slip off my head.
So I decided to make something that would stay in place and be comfortable
and I thought I would share it with all of you.


You will need:

three strips (28 - 30 inches long) of jersey fabric or any fabric that stretches
(my strips were probably about 2 inches wide)
needle and thread or sewing machine
scissors

Lay the strips out on a flat surface and place something heavy at the top
so that your fabric does not move while braiding it.

Braid your fabric.

The strip of fabric should be about 18 inches now.
This size fits most heads, but you can make it whatever size you need.

Now sew the ends together.
Use matching thread :)
I used red so that you could see it in the picture.

You can leave it this way and trim the ends so that it looks like this....


The ends make the headband fun and cute.

Or...

You can trim the ends down to the seam and then apply a flower
or handmade rosette over the seam.



I used buttons and beads for the center.
To apply the beads, use fabric glue and then pour glass beads onto the glue.
Allow to dry for 24 hours.


Enjoy and thanks for stopping by!
I always appreciate your visits :)

27 comments:

Delvalina said...

I love the soft colors. And sister you are very creative :)
I just love that you put the crystal gem on it.
Thanks for sharing sister.

Thinking of you as always.
Eva

Anne Payne said...

Once again you have made something so adorable! I love these. Makes me wish I wore headbands :) Hope you have a lovely day, dear! {{hugs}}

Miss Val's Creations said...

Beautiful job. I love the center accents. The tutorial looks easy enough too. :)

Stacy @ Sweethearts + Sweet Tarts said...

Oh wow, what a wonderful project!! I think young girls would love to make these headbands too. Love the rosettes beaded and jeweled. Great job!

Amy said...

What a really neat idea! Those headbands from the store never stay on my head either, so I might have to give these a try.
I hope you are having a great week!

It's been very busy here and we are getting ready to head to the mountains here on Thursday for the holiday weekend!

Blessings,
Amy

Simply Linda said...

Very pretty! I wish I could wear cloth ones, I can only use the other kind. I had lost my hair yrs ago due to breast cancer and it grew back baby fine. ANYWAYS-love what you made. Blessings

Stone Cottage Adventures said...

What pretty options! -Marci @ Stone Cottage Adventures

Jazzmin said...

These are so pretty! You are so creative, and like all the other things you have shared, these are so lovely. I have the same problem with the elastic headbands, so I would love to try these. I love the colors and decorations you used!! It's neat that you have some in the softer colors for a soft, very feminine look and then the brighter, mixed one to wear for a pop of color!

These would make such sweet gifts for everyone from women to little girls. I'm sure they would love them! And I'm thinking of how cute this would be for baby girls!

Blessings and huge hugs!
Hope you're having a wonderful Tuesday, dear friend♥

Debbie Harris said...

Very cute! Hard head bands hurt my head but these may very well work for me. I like the jewels and jems in the middle.

Have a wonderful day!

Maryann said...

These would make great gifts for the little girls in my life

kitty said...

Oh my Stephanie, the headbands are so pretty and so feminine. I love how you embellished them! xo

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How beautiful! And these would be so perfect to wear to the beach to keep my hair back and cool! Thanks for showing us how to make them! Hugs!

forgetmenots blue said...

These little head bands are so cute and pretty.
I love the colours too x

Merlesworld said...

Good idea, I know what you mean about the other headbands they are always to tight for me.
Merle.......

Vicky Hunt said...

Your headbands turned out so pretty Stephanie. I too have trouble with the elastic ones sliding right off! And besides, they aren't nearly as pretty as yours!

Blessings, Vicky
Life On Willie Mae Lane

Blackberry Lane said...

I adore these. I have super short hair and I'm trying to grow it long. Thanks for the tutorial.

Have a blessed evening.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Stephanie, I love your headbands that you made! You will look nice in them. You are so creative and have a talent for sewing. Yes I am having a nice week and I hope you do too.
Julie

Denise said...

Really cute.

Karen Frost said...

These are really cute, Stephanie! I love the soft fabrics and the pretty way you have finished them. These would make great gifts in a spa basket. Thank you for sharing! Hugs xo

Vanessa Morgan said...

Those raspberry cookies from one of your previous posts will stick in my mind for days :-)

Danni Baird @ Silo Hill Farm said...

Those are so pretty! I'm sharing this with my niece, who adores headbands!

Conniecrafter said...

cute idea, those slim ones slip off my head too, I love your idea of using the beads for the center of the flower, pretty touch!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

I'm a visual person, love the picture tutorials. Thanks Stephanie, I've pinned it. ~ Abby

Ellie Rae said...

Oh, those are pretty. Very clever.

Laura said...

Good Morning Stephanie!

These headbands are so adorable! I have loads of jersey from the rag rugs I make out of recycled t-shirts...I'm thinking that I should definitely try this. Perhaps I'll make one to go with the dress I just finished for Carleigh...she has lovely long black hair...it would be just perfect for her!

Thanks again for sharing...I'm so thankful that I came across your sweet blog! God is so good!

Sweet blessings,
Laura

Kate M said...

Absolutely fabulous. Great tutorial - thanks for sharing this. My hair is too short for these, but I will show Lexie how to make them - she will love these!!
xx

charmaine smith said...

This is adorable! I love that it almost looks like it is your own hair that is braided -- such a sweet detail to a look!
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