7.21.2012

Retro Twisted Headband

Good morning Saturday! I love Saturdays. They are just lovely. I am here today posting a NON-paper craft project. I need to do more of these, don't you think? So I shall. You will see!

Today, I am sharing with you how I make my retro twisted headbands. I LOVE the way these look as I am all about the retro style. They are super easy to make, too.

First, you will need to hit up your local fabric shop for some stretchy material. You need to make sure you have some stretch in the fabric so it can fit around your pretty little head. I bought a 1/4 yard of each fabric I bought, which was plenty for a headband...plenty enough to make TWO (score).
First, lay out your fabric on a table and fold it in half.
Cut two strips, about 2-3 inches thick, depending on how thick you want your headband.
See how I essentially got 4 strips out of this since I folded the fabric in half? Two headbands! (again...score.)
Next, fold and sew each strip together, inside out, creating a long tube.
Do NOT sew the ends yet! Flip them right side out. Lay them criss cross against each other. You can iron them if you are really feeling ambitious. (note: I did not.)
Take the strip that is on the bottom and match end to end. Take the other ends and match them up to create the twist.
Lastly, take all four ends and sew them together. 
Voila! Cute retro twisted headband.
Just a little side note: my Janome and me aren't the best of friends. But the more we spend some quality time together, the less scary she is to me. This is a very basic craft project that takes minimal sewing efforts, which is right up my alley! Threading the machine, sewing straight lines...practice makes perfect.

And to save the best for last.......

I am giving one of these beauties away! 
(Don't worry, it will be a freshly made one, not one that's been on my head haha)

If you want to win it, please just leave a comment on this post and I will pick a random winner on Wednesday, July 25. I would love it if you wanted to follow my lil blog, too! 

Have a super fab weekend, friends!
xoxo

15 comments:

Kristy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE your blog! I follow you on Facebook (I found you through Bard, whom I met while I lived in Texas for 2 years... I am now back in CA) and have viewed your You Tube videos... just found your blog today. You inspire me to try and be crafty and creative... I wish it were as easy for me as it seems to be for you :)

I wanna win a headband!!! I dont think Im to the point i could make one yet... even with following your awesome instructions... :-/

Kris said...

Livery cool! I follow on fb. Thanks for a chance to win.

Jingle said...

These are super cute! Do they stay on well even though they don't have elastic? I love it!!!

Houses Built of Cards said...

This is just adorable!!! LOVE the color and the fabric - and how cute and easy it is!!!

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Anna said...

I'm a follower here and on facebook and would love to be one on Pinterest if you are there. Love this and would love to win. Thanks for the chance :)

Tanya said...

Oh I would love to win one! So cute :)

stefeni said...

This is so cute and simple! Thanks did the tutorial and chance to win!

spunkycrayon at yahoo dot com

Kristi said...

So cute! I love it! My niece would love these! Hugs! Kristi

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute...my daughter would love it! Lee-Ann :)

crazyaboutcricut said...

This is sooo super cute! Thanks for sharing how you made it. Sewing scares me, but this looks totally do-able!

JennyKozar said...

Of course I am a follower and this is a great project. I sewing machine is on my wish list! Thanks for sharing.

jlkozar AT comcast DOT net

Jenny

Michelle said...

Love this idea!!

UnikeByYes said...

What a fabulous head band! TFS
Have a great day Erin!
Liz

dreenie said...

These are so cute!!! i gotta drag my sewing machine outta the closet and get reaquainted with it!!!

Micia said...

You rock lady!! i think im turning into one of your stalker !! lol... you are truly inspiring and I love your style! keep up the fab work! ;) these headband are to Die for thanks for the tut. and it would be awesome to win one made by YOU ;p

Micia