(This one was an experiement, so I have to admit that I made it just for me and not my kids. ;) But now that I know it works, I'll be making some kid-sized headbands to add to the sixth craft till Christmas stash.)
What you need:
-2 ribbons (Measure from that bone right behind one ear across the top of your head to the bone behind the other ear. Cut two ribbons this length. How's that for a technical measurement?!)
-double-sided fusible fabric tape cut the same length of your ribbons (Make sure your ribbons are about the same width as your fabric tape.)
-2 - 1/2 inch pieces of double-sided fusible fabric tape a simple elastic headband
What you need if you want to make it fancy:
-long thin fabric scraps
-a hot glue gun
What you do:
1) Sandwich fabric tape inbetween the two ribbons. The ribbon should be facing right sides out.
2) Iron according to fabric tape directions. Let cool.
3) Take elastic headband and place it on one end of the ribbon. Fold the ribbon up about 1/2 inch. Take 1 of the 1/2 piece of fabric tape and sandwich it into the fold. Iron according to package directions. The elastic should now be stuck in the ribbon fold.
4) Repeat with other side of ribbon and elastic. Let cool.
You can leave it just like this or go on to the next step to fancy it up a bit!
5) Take thin long fabric scrap and twist it into a long twisted fabric scrap.
9) Secure finished flower onto ribbon with hot glue. Add just one flower or do two or three.
And that's an easy, no-sew headband.
Of course, my daughter woke up from her nap while I was typing this up AND still wearing the headband on my head . . . so guess what that means . . .
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