I apologize for being MIA this week. Time just seemed to slip away from me! But I wanted to show you all a cute little DIY project.
I have a really weirdly shaped head and those cute wrap-around headbands never seem to fit or stay put. So I decided to make my own that are shaped specifically to my head. The end result is pretty cute and very vintage-y! If you make one I'd love to see it!!
You will need:
Ribbon of any width
metal snaps or hook and eyes (you may need more than one depending on the width of you ribbon
Measure out the amount of ribbon to fit to your head. Add an inch to that.
Double fold the ends about 1/4 of an inch in length and stitch down.
Stitch on your hock and eye or snap. Make sure you only go through the folded layers of the ribbon. This gives it a more polished look
The top of your ribbon should look like this with no obvious stitches from the snap
Place the other half of your snap or hook and eye on the top on the ribbon. You can go through the whole ribbon if you prefer, though it does look nicer to go through just the top layer.
Once you've stitched your snap/hook and eye you're done with the headband part! Want to add a bow? Okay!
Cut a piece of ribbon twice the length you want your bow. And cut a small strip for the middle part. The small piece should be about and inch or so longer than you need it.
Lay one end of the bow length over the end and stitch down and each end of the ribbons.
Fold the middle strip around the middle of the bow wrong side out. Pull up around the bow and pinch where it meets. Slip off the bow and stitch together, then trim the excess ribbon. Flip right side out and slip it back over your bow.
Decide where you want to place the bow on your headband. turn over and stitch through the bottom layer of the bow middle section in the shape of a square. Tack down the bottom ends of the bow to the headband.
Wear and enjoy!