01 November 2011

Super Easy Headband

Bad hair day? Wake up with crazy bangs? Run out of time to wash your hair? Yeah, me too (hopefully not all three on the same day, but I can't say it's never happened). So I whipped up this headband to hide my hair. And it really couldn't be faster. I think it took me about 3 minutes. Faster than you could buy one at the store really.
Measure your head around where the headband would be (in other words, don't measure it like you're buying a hat because that won't help you). Mine was about 22". Find some knit fabric. I have some that's a little lighter and stretchier than a tshirt, but I'm sure a tshirt would work.

While holding the tape measure at 22" grab the fabric in two spots and see if it will stretch to 22".  I was going to take pictures of this but I don't have three hands, so pictures of me holding/measuring the fabric are pretty impossible. Here's kinda what you do with a paint picture:
Example: Hold the end of the fabric and tape measure; also hold fabric about 16" out and the tape measure at 22". Stretch the fabric until the tape measure is taught. Make sense? Hope so because I'm out of ideas for explaining/illustrating.

Cut a rectangle out. Mine ended up being 5" x 16". (Keep in mind my knit was stretchier than a tshirt, so if you're using a tshirt you might need it to be longer)
Sew the short ends together.
This is what it looks like after you sew.
And this is what it looks like turned right side out.
No, this one is not for my head. It's for a much smaller baby head. But it still stretches a lot, see?
(just ignore my leg in the picture, I was running into the whole not having three hands problem again)
Put it on your head (or somebody else's head).

And you're done. No need to sew up the edges because knit fabric won't fray. I see more knit headbands in my future! What's your solution for bad hair days?
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  1. Hi, Susan, what an easy & cute project! Today I awarded you the Liebster award on my blog thebellanest.blogspot.com. Please check it out and keep up the creative ideas!

  2. From Legos to headbands your creative juices continue to flow. The motto for the two is QUICK AND CHEAP.

  3. Great idea! Thanks for sharing.... I've enjoyed browsing your blog and am now your newest follower via Gluesticks Linky Party!

  4. Fabulous! And, I LOVE your illustrations! :)

  5. A pony tail usually but my hair is short now so I can't do that any more so a hat is better!!



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