Thursday, March 24, 2011

Quick T-Shirt Hem Headband

When I made the pieced jersey dress the other day, I had a couple t-shirt hem scraps that I thought might make cute headbands. I whipped this up really quickly last night...


Take a t-shirt hem, cut the loop open, wrap it around your child's head (make sure it's kind of snug), cut the strip of jersey to the length you need, overlap the ends by about 1/2", and zigzag stitch back and forth over the overlap.


Now it's time to embellish. I grabbed my Sizzix Big Kick die cutter, some felt scraps from my patchwork kite, and a small button. I cut out four flower shapes, layered them, and set a button on top. Sew the layers of felt and the button together.
Finally, sew the flower onto your headband by hand.


See how quick that was?


It matches the pieced jersey dress perfectly, but my youngest won't wear anything on her head, so this is for my oldest, who, incidentally, is very jealous that her sister got a new dress the other day and she did not. I think there's another pieced jersey dress in my future.

Don't forget... the first ever Point of View {a creative collaboration} reveal is tomorrow! Get those skirts ready!





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8 comments:

Erica {B is for Boy} said...

I'm loving the format of this tutorial! This headband is darling- wish i had someone to make one for! I don't know, after the lady at Kohls called Jack (my 8 month old) princess like 5 times I guess I could make one for him!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

So bright and cheerful!! Can't wait to make this too! Thanks again Gwen!

kpmattingly said...

Very cute and easy! :)

Jodi said...

You are so creative! I love it and so cute. :)

Caroline @ Atelier Caroline said...

So cute. I love the bright bold colors :)

Naturally Carol said...

Aren't those cutting machines so efficient and perfect at cutting out! Very cute on your eldest.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Great use for hems and it looks like it is comfortable for your daughter to wear.
PS That cutter is amazing, I am have serious craft envy right now.

Katie's Nesting Spot said...

I really love the bright and colorful colors of felt you used!

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