Thursday, August 4, 2011

Itty Bitty Headbands

So before Reese was born, I new I needed to make some new little headbands for her.  I had seen so many cute ones floating around blog world, but I was unsure what to make them out of.  Of course I had seen tutorials for all the great flowers, but the actual band itself had me a little puzzled.  Then one day I found some cute colored elastic.  I also found the cutest lace (not stretchy) at Hobby Lobby.  So I put them together, and here is what I came up with:
 For my flowers, I used ORGANZA & burned the edges, regular COTTON for the rolled flowers, and KNIT for the folded flowers.
To make the lace headbands, I simply sewed a little section of the elastic to the ends.  This adds just enough stretch to put the headband on, and it goes in the back so it can't really be seen.
 I decided though that I wanted the headbands to be interchangeable, so I could use different flowers with the same headband.  In order to do this,  I took a small strip of the lace, hot-glued it to the backside of the headband, wrapped it around once, then glued again to the back.  This left a little loop on the top to clip the bows or flowers to.
 Like this:
Now, with all the of the bow and flower tutorials out there, the headband possibilities are ENDLESS!


  1. So sweet. Thanks for linking up with Lemon Tree Creations today!

  2. I am on such a flower headband kick lately. I will need to try these to add to mine and my girls' collection.

  3. I had the exact same problem! I finally found the elastic at Joann's, just hanging out in the trim section. Duh! I love the folded flowers, I just tried out the fabric rosette and am ready to move on to bigger better things. Aren't girls fun?

  4. Love the name of your blog. And I love headbands so much I want to make them fashionable for boys. Or I just need to get pregnant again and pray for

    The interchangeable headband is a smart move! Pinning you to my "imaginary daughter" file at Pinterest. Can you tell I am a mom of 2 boys???

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  5. Very cute, makes me want a girl (I have 2 teenaged boys!).