You can click the links or the pictures to go to the original tutorials or you can follow along with my fun below.
So, I LOVE THESE. How adorable. Right? And you guys know I love a good headband!
I attempted to these wiry ones in a NO-SEW fashion. Four tries, kids. Four tries. Still not ecstatic about the results… *sad face*
Here’s the run down.
As you know, I don’t sew AND I repurpose. Make it with what you’ve got. First attempt, I used the skinny part of a tie. It failed because I cut it too short and the wire was not staying right. Second attempt went better. I used the left over foot of a pair of tights. My brain was not working so the gluing went a little wonky. Again, this attempt was too short but could be used in Skunkboy fashion, so all in all, not terrible. Third attempt, I decided to double my wire and wrap it in masking tape to keep it sturdier and make it easier to work with. This attempt failed because the fabric I used was shitty as was my cutting (but the wire thing was sort of a win).
ON THE FOURTH ATTEMPT (gosh) I had a little success. Practice makes perfect (APPARENTLY).
Here we go.
Step one: gather your supplies – fabric glue (I use Fabri-tac), needle and thread (I ended up not using these but you may still want to) Wire (I used floral wire) Masking tape (optional) Fabric (Mine came from a shirt), Fabric Scissors.
Step 2: take a deep breath so that you don’t end up doing this four times. Measure your wire and your fabric. I used 36″ on the wire (72″ because I folded it in half and twisted it around itself.) and just longer on the fabric so that I could cut angles on each end.
Step 3: Prepare your wire. This step is optional but worked well for me since my wire was on the flimsy side. Cut double the length of wire you need. Fold it in half and twist it onto itself. After my wire was twisted together, I wrapped it in masking tape as pictured:
Once I had the wire wrapped in the tape, I looped about 1 – 1 1/2″ over. The loops make the ends of the scarf a little sturdier and give you something to sew.
Step 4: Grab your fabric. I used a pink shirt that was given to me – a cute shirt but too small and made me feel like a waitress when I wore it… no thanks. I cut the entire bottom of the shirt off which gave me the length I wanted. Make sure that you will be able to have at least 2 inches if not 3 in width.
Step 5: After your fabric is cut, fold it in half (length wise) with the outside in. (HAHAHA directions are fun!)
See where you’d sew? Glue it instead. Run a line of glue on the very edge of the fabric in between the two layers. press it flat and smooth. Now you can make your angles on the ends. Make an angled cut on each end.
After, you’ve cut the angles, glue one side shut (same as you did the long edge.) Once your glue has dried, turn the tube right side out, insert the wire and glue shut the other end.
BAM you have a head scarf. At this point you can hand stitch the loops of the wire to the ends of the scarf to keep them in place. I found that my wire didn’t need that step after wrapping it.
Here are the finished products:
There you have it. Me. Ruining two perfectly good tutorials. You are welcome my friends!
Have Fun!! XO