Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Leftover-Flower-Lace (Elastic) Headband

Somehow, I always manage to speak too soon.  Seems I have a bit of time on my hands and I've had the notion to check some things off my mental to-do list. 

A while back, I bought two packs of elastic headbands at the Dollar Tree.  Literally, a dollar for 8 headbands.  You can't beat it!  So, here's a headband I created with some leftover lace ribbon I'd bought at Wal-Mart for another project.

 
I used a piece of charcoal-colored fleece, double the size of my ribbon + 1 inch.  I sewed the lace ribbon on each side using a long slightly curved stitch (next time, I will keep it simple and go with a long and straight stitch.)

 
 
 This will just make your final product crisp and clean looking.
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Note: There are two things I would change next time...
 
1. Use a darker elastic (black or brown?)- my hair is dark and the  light color of the elastic sticks out a bit but, use whatever works for you.
 
2. Add velcro closures - I would use a few small pieces of velcro along the fleece instead of sewing it.  That way I could interchange different pieces onto the elastic band.  (Does that make any sense at all?  I hope so.)
 
One last note, this headband was a bit bulky but, my hair is curly and compensated well.  My daughter, who straightens her hair, tried the headband on and it looked completely ridiculous so maybe I'll go about this a different way all together next time.