September 3, 2010
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.