Handmade Headbands

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Since before E was born I knew that I wanted to create toys and accessories for her. I started when she was in the womb by knitting her a baby blanket. And I’ve talked about making toys. But what I really enjoy is just sitting down and whiling away some time making her headbands and hair clips. She’s a girly girl for sure, and loves seeing that I’ve made her something.

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These fabric rosettes I’m still getting good at (mine end up either flat or super tall). I sat down during a movie the other night and just made a small handful of them to add to a wreath for spring/summer. E really loves pretend flowers and when I asked if she wanted a headband made from some she enthusiastically said “Yes!”. You can find tutorials for fabric rosettes all over the internet. I’ve had a friend explain it to me in person, and I’ve also checked out a tutorial or 10. Add some felt leaves and some soft elastic (I buy from Elastic By The Yard or Etsy) and you have a simple headband.

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The big teal flower was made for E’s first birthday and family photos. I had an old nightgown on my grandmama’s that I knew just wasn’t for me, so I cut into it to create several of these headbands (because I need one and we’d love more girls!). It turned out so soft and beautiful I was quite pleased. Here’s a beautiful tutorial for how to make this type of flower, though I never bother using a template and just cut out wavy circles.

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For the felt headbands I just cut out some random wavy flower shapes, stacked them, added a button and attached to elastic. For the heart I was in the middle of making felt cookies and just simply used some extra felt, sewed a blanket stitch around the outside, sewed them together and attached to elastic. Easy peasy and one she was so excited for!

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I’ve also made some delightfully easy flower headbands from old t-shirts.  This one doesn’t have an elastic added yet because I’m debating keeping it as a brooch for myself.  It’s about 3 1/2-4 inches large.

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Making headbands are super easy and a cute way to dress up a simple outfit.

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3 thoughts on “Handmade Headbands

  1. And E is such a cute model for your handmade headbands. My sister has been making her own headbands for her little one like crazy too. You’re so crafty Kate!

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