My blog has moved!

You should be automatically redirected in 1 seconds. If not, visit
http://www.vivatveritas.com/blog/
and update your bookmarks.

September 3, 2010

Using scraps


If you are a sewer, you might know how much scraps that can build up in your closet over time. Those scraps are not big enough to make a tiny camisole or shorts, but not small enough that you can just trash. I have a bunch of fabrics like that, piled up.

Over the last couple of weeks, I haven't had enough energy to work on clothes because of the move we did, so I worked on simple & easy project: headbands!

I love wearing headbands. Especially in the Summer, because I always put my hair up - it's too humid and hot in Japan to keep my long hair down, and I'm impressed if I see girls who have nice hair even on bad-hair day.

Making headbands are very easy - I just cut two strips of fabric in 30-33 inches in length and 2-5 inches in width. You can change the width if you want a skinny headband or wide headband. It's your choice. Then with the right side of fabrics facing each other, I sew around the fabric, leaving 2 inch window so you can turn. Then iron. For my headbands, I added a wire inside, then close the window. The wire helps the headband to stay on your head without slipping off and also allows you to shape the headband as you like.

5 comments:

Cindora said...

Really nice idea with the wire, I'll try it ^-^

Mary said...

I never though about adding wire, thats a good idea. How heavy is the wire? Do you try to keep it in a certain spot or do you just let it go where it wants inside the headband? They look so pretty on you, I rarely use them because they fall off too easily.

vivatveritas said...

hi mary, i picked the wire that is not too too light (then it might slips off of your head) but not too heavy. so i would pick the wire that you can bend and twist easily.
also i bend both ends of the wire in small circle, so the wire does not poke out and hurt you. i let it loose in the headband.

hope this helps! these headbands are so easy and they do stay on your head:)

carlyjcais said...

Hi!
I kept seeing these in Japanese magazines since Spring this year, so I made my own too!
I shared the tutorial here:

http://www.chic-steals.com/2010/08/diy-wired-scarf-rabbit-ears-headband.html

I love the wider headbands you made - and the pretty fabrics you chose for yours! They look great on you!
xoxox
Carly

vivatveritas said...

hi carly, thats so cool! thanks for letting me know!!