{ruffled headband}

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Okay, this started as a total experiment, and I’m so happy how it turned out! I had some extra fabric that I wanted to make something for the girls to wear in their hair, and since I love ruffles so much I started there. This is a fast project, even for me. So, if you’re a non-sewer, and are thinking you can’t do this, you can!!

I learned a few things along the way, and I can’t wait to make some more. I will definitely use more fabric, and make it more “ruffly”, with more folds. I didn’t cut a long enough piece, so I wasn’t able to make it as ruffly as I would have wanted it.

*Disclaimer*: I am in no way a seamstress, so if you are, please do not pay close attention to anything. :) Hopefully will understand my sewing explanations! The sewing pics are not great…I’m sorry! The light was weird in that room.

RUFFLED HEADBAND


ITEMS YOU NEED:

  • 7/8 inch elastic
  • fabric
  • sewing machine
  • hot glue gun
DIRECTIONS:

1. Cut your elastic to fit head measurement, making it just a little smaller, since the elastic will stretch.

2. Cut your fabric to be 1/2-3/4 inch wider than your elastic, so there will be a little overhang on either side. Cut the length to be twice as long as the elastic–even a little more depending on how ruffly you want it.

3. Line your fabric up on top of the elastic, with the tops being even with each other, and it centered on the elastic. Sew down the middle of the fabric, adhering it to the elastic, making folds as you go, in order to create the ruffles.


4. When you’ve finished with the fabric, you should have a “tail” of elastic leftover. Loop this around to form a circle, and sew the two pieces together, folding the elastic under the sewn part.

5. Make a rolled fabric flower, and hot glue it to the headband.

Ta-da! You have a darling ruffled headband, perfect for little girls and their mommas!


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About Simply Kierste Design Co.

Kierste is a blogger who shares her love of all things DIY. She is the mother of six, and focuses on simple ideas and projects to make a house a home! When she's not chasing around two sets of twins, a teenager, and a baby, she's working on a project, training for her next race, reading one of her favorite books, or baking something with chocolate in it.

14 thoughts on “{ruffled headband}

  1. SO SO CUTE!

    I'm definitely gonna have to give the old sewing machine (not really old – just only used once) a try and make some of these babies!!!

  2. Love it..adorable as is the sweet little girl! Join my link party tomorrow @PonyTails&FishScales!

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  3. So cute!! Do you have a tutorial on how to make the fabric flowers, also?? Thanks!

  4. So cute! I was just about to ask the same thing — how did you make the flower?

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