Friday, December 11, 2009

Handmade Hairbands

Yesterday I decided I wanted to get gifts finished for my SIL.  I had a few things tucked away already but wanted something else.  I decided to make her a hairband.  I found this fabric in my scrap bag. (I think it was from a top my mom was making in the 60s or 70s)

I cut out a 4 inch by 18 inch piece to fold in half and sew.

I found a piece of elastic and cut it to 5 inches.

Then used it to join the two ends (the corners were folded into the middle after this picture to make a nice finished edge). And that was it, so simple and quick.

Then I decided that she needed another.  So back to the scrap bag...

And I made a wider silk one. Lovely.

Now I think I need one for myself.


affectioknit said...

Those are lovely!

Samantha said...

Very nice and very useful! I dig it!

Lise said...

Beautiful. I'm making headbands for stocking stuffers this year; made my first one yesterday.

Marqueta (Mar-kee-ta) G. said...

So pretty and fast! You've inspired me. :)



Jacqueline said...

these turned out great!

Mary-Sue said...

so pretty!!!!! they look SO good in your hair. i was thinking of making a much narrower one for A -- but those are so pretty for bigger people! does your sil have long hair?