Sunday, September 30, 2012

Fall Headband

Today was a blustery yucky rainy early fall day so it was perfect for a quick sewing project. Actually, I started this a few days ago, but I had to put it on hold because my sewing machine was giving me fits, but I got to finish it today.
I absolutely love the headband craze right now! I thought I would have fun and make one out of some scraps I have laying around. I cut a strip 4.5” wide by 21.25” long.
I actually decided to add a little length to it so I had to make a little 2” tab at the end, but it actually worked out okay because it worked great with the button.
I folded it in half long ways, right sides together and sewed it together.
Turned it back right side out
Closed the open end by folding the raw edged under and sewed it down with a top stitch.
Picked out a button from my button stash and hand stitched it on. Don’t you love the creamy pearl with this fabric? I do! Also, can you see the “tab” I talked about? worked out okay to me! I love it when mistakes turn out for the better Smile
This is where I had to stop. This should have been an hour long project but my buttonhole foot would NOT make a buttonhole!! I eventually gave up and made one by hand with a zig-zag stitch. it’s not perfect, but it works.
Now, for the fabric flowers. I decided to do a ruffled flower out of some scrap satin fabric that I had and some rosette style out of some red to pull out the red in the headband fabric. Here’s a close up:
I decided a didn’t like just one big flower so I made a second one that is slightly smaller. The satin fabric frays really bad, but I don’t seem to mind it much.
I sewed them on and viola! it’s done! Honestly, I can’t decide if I like it. I mean, I like the headband by its self but I don’t know if I am brave enough to wear it. I tend to shy away from “big” or “loud” fashion but hopefully I will get brave and wear it one day this fall.
P.S. I HATE taking pictures of myself but I needed to show it on my head. excuse the cheesy pics!! Smile

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