Monday, 6 August 2012

DIY Floral Wire Headband


This time of year I love all things pretty and I've been seeing these lovely little headbands and head scarfs popping up all over the place. It inspired me to give it a go my self and it worked so well! In the high street stores these hair accessories are selling for between £4 and £8 but we have made ours for a fraction of the price. To cut costs even more how about using material from an old item of clothing that doesn't fit anymore. You know what they say, "waste not, want not"! The pictures in the collage above all came from Pinterest, if you would like to take a look at our Pinterest page click here!

Step 1: You will need some floral material, a tape measure, fabric scissors, pipe cleaners or wire, pins, and a sewing machine.
Step 2: Measure your head, wrap the measuring tape all around your head. Then cross the measuring tape over at the top and see how much you want spare at either end, add on 1.5cm for seam allowance. Mine was 80cm to give you a rough idea. Then measure that out onto your material and draw in the depth to however thick you want you headband to be. Make sure you leave a seam allowance going all the way round the edges of your template. At each end of your template draw a curve down so it has a nice rounded shape at each end.
Step 3: Cut this out.
Step 4: Pin your first template to your material and cut around this to make the second piece. Then with the identical piece's right sides together pin in place.
Step 5: On a sewing machine, sew all around the outside of your material, but make sure you leave one end open so you can thread your pipe cleaners through. 
Step 6: Join your pipe cleaners together so they fill the length of your headband. Twist them together nice and tightly.
Step 7: Thread your long pipe cleaner through the gap in your headband.
Step 8:  With thread that matches your material, hand sew the gap closed with blanket stitch. 

And you're done! Perfect for lazy summer days or teamed with a relaxed vintage-style outfit.
Enjoy :)
Love Kendall 
xox

6 comments:

  1. I love these, although my sewing machine hates me so we'll see if I can actually master this one (: Never thought about doing it with pipecleaners either! xx

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    1. Would be relatively easy to do by hand too, just might take a little longer! :) xx

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  2. This is really pretty! Good Job :)

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  3. Could you do a tutorial for this one but using a hot glue gun

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  4. Thanks for sharing visual DIY steps !! Learn more about classic head wrap headband

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