Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Monday, June 18, 2012

Make It Monday

For this week's Make It Monday I decided I wanted to do something super simple and perfect for summer. With the gorgeous weather outside, we've been spending more time on the go and I need something cute but FAST to do with my hair each morning. This headband is great when you need to tie your hair back quickly but still want to look cute and put together.

The only supplies you'll need are a quarter yard of fabric and some matching thread. I chose this bright polka dot that is in stock at the shop right now. There were lots of colors to choose from, it was tough to make a decision!

You'll cut your fabric into two 3 1/2 inch strips...

And you'll sew those two pieces together like I demonstrate below...

One- Lay the two pieces of fabric right sides together with the corners making a 90 degree angle.
Two- Sew diagonally across the two pieces.
Three- Trim off your excess.

Once you have your two pieces sewn together, you'll probably want to trim it down a bit. I trimmed mine down to 63 inches and that seemed to fit my head well. You can wrap your piece around your head and decide how long you'd like it to be.

Open up your two pieces and your seam should look like this. Press your seam.

Turn your headband around and iron the edges in towards the center 1/2 inch...
(like you see below)

To add a nice finished end to your headband, fold the end into a point like you see I've done below...

Then fold the whole thing in half and press your headband well.

Top stitch all along the open edge of your headband using a matching thread.

And you're done!

You can wrap your headband lots of different ways but my favorite way is to twist it on the top and tie it underneath...

Hope you all are having a FUN summer!

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Sandi Holland said...

Hi Nancy & Pine Needles: I hate turning edges and top-stitching, but it sure makes a pretty finish. Lovely bright polka-dots.

Natalie said...

Love it! Even I can do this! ;)