Friday, January 6, 2012

Baby headbands




As promised, I'm going to show you how to make a couple of cute baby headbands today! As usual, it's a super easy project! I made these to go with Audrey's outfits over the holidays. Ready? Ok...

Gather your supplies:



3/8" elastic (any width you'd like would be ok too)
Fabric remnants (I used silk and taffeta)
Beads or other embellishments
Needle and thread
Measuring tape
Scissors

Headband #1

Cut your elastic to about 15" long (or take exact measurements of baby's head and go from there).



Cut 5 fabric strips, 3" long by 2" wide.



Begin weaving your needle and thread through the first strip of fabric...



run the strip of fabric down the thread...



continue adding each strip, using the same piece of thread, and you'll have something that looks like this.



Without tying off your thread, add the fabric flower to your headband...this step allows you to close the headband and add the flower all at once.




At this point, you can round off the edges of your flower petals or leave them as-is. For this headband, I rounded them off.




Now, go ahead and add some beads to the center. You can sew them on or glue them, depending on the type of bead you're using.


That's it for headband #1! On to the next one...


Headband #2

Cut a strip of fabric about 5" long by 3.5" wide.



In a similar fashion to headband #1, weave your thread through this piece of fabric. 



Slide the piece of fabric down to the end of your thread and pinch it together. 



Attach it to your headband in the same way as headband #1 and you're done!



I told you these were cute and easy! And don't forget, you can change the size of your fabric to make the flowers larger or smaller. For more ways to make flowers that could work for these headbands, see my flower belt tutorial here.



The white flower headband above was made using the same steps as headband #1, but without the embellishments. 


Check out Audrey wearing one of her headbands on New Year's Eve!



It's hard not to make one to match all of her outfits!

I hope you liked this tutorial. Let me know if you plan on trying it out for yourself!

Have a great weekend!

6 comments:

  1. I always Look forward to your posts. Thanks for sharing! I love headbands on babies and these seem so easy and inexpensive. Im hoping I'll be pregnant soon, but in the meantime I'm going to make a few for my nieces! Thank you!
    *Michelle S.*

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  2. Aw thanks Michelle! That's so sweet of you to say! I hope you have fun making the headbands!

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  3. These are so super cute. I hope one of my friends has a baby soon so I can make these for them!! :)

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  4. These are so cute and simple - what a great DIY!

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  5. Thanks Mary Ann! So glad you like them:)

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