Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Quick headband

I do most of my sewing with vintage cotton sheets, which leaves me with lots of long strips of scrap fabric.

The other day I braided three long pieces together and had a new headband in under 5 minutes.

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{it is very hard to take a picture of the top of your head - i now have several dozen pictures of the ground}

I didn't bother finishing the edges, because I like the slightly frayed look. I simply tied this around my head because I didn't have any elastic on hand, although I eventually intend to get some sewn on.

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Side benefit? This actually stays put. I have very straight hair, and most headbands just slip right off unless they are so tight that they induce headaches. The texture of this one seems to keep it in place and it is actually comfortable. I've worn it almost every day since I made it. At some point, someone is going to notice and I'll have to stop.

31 comments:

  1. For taking pictures of noggins: Find a MacBook. Use Photo Booth to take top-of-noggin photos.

    Hooray for headbands that stick

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  2. super cute! you could make some excellent fabric necklaces with those!

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  3. oh so perfect.
    i think you did a great job managing the top of the head photo!

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  4. What a great idea. I'm going to steal this look for my daughter. She'll love doing this with all the quilt cotton scraps I have! Thanks so much.

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  5. I will definitely try this as I have the same problem with getting them to stay in.

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  6. Aaah! It's so cute!! I will have to try this.

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  7. i have the same problem with headbands always falling off - i assumed it was because of an irregular slope in my head or something!

    then again, i've got super straight hair too so it could very well be the hair.

    either way, what a cute idea!

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  8. oh. even i could make one! cute.

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  9. Rachel, I adore how you find the diamond in the raw! You are a very wise one. Very cute my friend! My niece will love this idea. Have a golden day! xoxo

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  10. Very cute! And look at your long, pretty eyelashes!

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  11. You're so clever! I love it :)

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  12. adoore it! i am a "headband person" and wear one nearly everyday. this one is super sweet yet subtle enough to wear all the time... like you are doing. i don't blame you!! xoxo

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  13. I love this! You're so creative.

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  14. You are so resourceful! Way to use all the pieces, all the scraps. All those leftovers turn in to beautiful things in your hands!

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  15. Such a clever lady. I wear a headband about twice a week and this is so much cuter than half the ones I wear.
    Love it. You were very creative, totally "green" and super practical. This make me happy.

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  16. Very cute. I've had problems with headbands too. I'll have to try this out.

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  17. Rachel--you never cease to amaze me with your creativity!

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  18. Love it and very fetching too! Looks great on you.

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  19. Hello Ms Crafty McCraftster. I love this.

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  20. heads up! looks like a perfect spring touch.

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  21. so super cute. great idea!! Go girl.

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  22. i all about frayed edges and natural fabrics and i love love love this!!!! thanks so much for sharing

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  23. what a great idea! and the result is fabulous too :)

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  24. I knew there was a reason I saved old torn sheets!

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  25. neat idea!
    i'm obsessed w/ looking for headbands at the moment & if i can't find one, i guess i'll just make my own!
    i love ones with peacock feathers & vintage-y looking adornments.

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  26. I love this! :) I've been on a headband high for awhile now.

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  27. Great! I will probably try this 5 minutes headband wonders. :D

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  28. Feminine and simple. I like this :)

    www.becauseimtwentysomething.blogspot.com

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  29. Where does it have the directions?!

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    1. It's just braided, so no directions!

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