Thursday, September 9, 2010
Easy Reversible Headband
The photo above was taken right after school today. Others warned me that she might be tired or grouchy at the end of the day as she got used to the longer days. I haven't seen tired or grouchy yet! So far she seems to be loving every minute of it. I feel like I need to make up for the time missed during the day and scramble to get some good one on one time with her in the evening.
I thought I'd share with you a little sewing project that I make often. Easy, as in 15 mins from start to finish!
My big girl hates having her hair up. Of course, I force her to have her hair done most of the time. Our mornings usually always go the same, her whining and crying about me doing her hair while I snap at her to stand still and try to wrestle ponies or french braids into her hair. Some days though I let her have her way, and when I do she wears a headband!
These are the absolute best headbands. The ones you find at the store never work right for my kiddos. They always complain about them hurting behind the ears, or they constantly fall off. These ones are comfy and actually stay on, plus you can make them to match any mama made outfit or coordinate with their other outfits! Perfect in my book!
Now, sorry once again about the horrible photos, there is never good light at midnight. This head band was made late at night, the night before her first day of school.
What you will need:
-Velcro (touch tape)
- Fabric scraps
- Measuring tape
- Sewing machine etc.
Now, I take the measurement above and add 4 inches (so when closing the headband it overlaps by about 2 inches. You can go smaller for a smaller child). I cut the width of my headband 2 inches.
So, my child's measurement was 20 inches. I cute two pieces of fabric 24 inches by 2 inches.
Make sure both ends of both fabric pieces are cut exactly the same. You can do this by layering them on top of each other using the first one as a template. Make sure that the end of your headband is stil at least 1.5 inches or so if using 1 inch velcro.
I hope you are all settling into the back to school routine. Whether you home school, or send your kids off to school, I hope your week is running smoothly! :)
It's been interesting to watch the poll on the right sidebar. Can't wait to see which pattern we'll be doing!