Tomorrow is June 25 . . . exactly six months until Christmas. That means I've been sticking to my goal of making all my girls' Christmas gifts for almost six whole months, and I have six months left to go to complete my goal. This is a big deal because I have a short attention span and typically can't stick to anything for too long. So yay for me! (I'm patting myself on the back right now.) It's also a big deal because in six months of sewing and crafting, I've gone from saying, "Oh, I could never make that," to "Hey, I think I can make that!"
To celebrate I made myself something tonight - well, two somethings. One something in preparation for July 4 and one something for everyday.
On my recent fabric-searching excursion for my stuffed animal/pillow hybrid, I also stopped at Target to get some basic necessities. As I was trying to find some bobby pins, my eye instantly wandered to some cute headbands (aidbanes - as my youngest calls them) from Goody. I looked all over online but could not find a picture to show you. I stood there in the store looking at these headbands and headwraps for about five minutes debating whether or not to buy one. Six dollars seemed like A LOT to spend on one headwrap, so I put it back on the display. (I know I'm a cheapskate!) As I was driving home, I thought, "Hey, I think I can make that." So I did. The best part is that all the supplies are things I already had on hand. And remember this tutorial is only for your personal wear and gift-giving . . . not for selling . . . I'm going to be doing that. ;)
I think you can make them too. Here's what you need:
-2 ribbons 40 inches in length
-1 elastic headband
Yep, that's it! Sweet! This is sort of my festive 4th of July wrap - love the bright blue, red and white mixed with the other colors. It reminds me a bit of fireworks. You could simply use blue and red ribbon or white and red or . . . well, you get the point.
1) Pin the ribbons wrong sides together.
2) Sew as close as you can all the way down one edge of the ribbons. Then sew all the way down the other side.
3) Starting about 1 inch up from one end fold over a small bit of the ribbon. Pin. Continue this all the way to the opposite end - leaving another inch on this end.
4) Sew directly down the middle.