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Project

Suede Headband

Introduction

This fabric is machine-washable, so if your headband starts to look dingy, toss it in the laundry.

Materials

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Fold fabric in half; place widest part of pattern at the fold and trace with marking pen. With a ruler and the marker, extend the straight lines at the bottom of the pattern 14 inches down from fold. "These curves require a little more cutting precision than the sash-that's why you want to trace it," Katie says.

  2. Step 2

    Cut along the line. Wrap the band around your head, centered, to find the center back on one end; sew a button there.

  3. Step 3

    Wrap band around your head again, and pinch the plain end over the button. In that spot, cut a small slit, then snip it incrementally larger just until you can slip the button through.

Source
Blueprint, 2006

Reviews (6)

  • 4 Mar, 2010

    it's really cute!! I love headband. especially if it doesn't give me a headache like most of them do. But the one like this, doesn't give me a headache.

    The problem is, this website doesn't seems to have good photos. I want to see few more photos to show how to do it. A lot of time, it has really bad end photos on the site which helps nobody

  • 4 Mar, 2010

    it's really cute!! I love headband. especially if it doesn't give me a headache like most of them do. But the one like this, doesn't give me a headache.

    The problem is, this website doesn't seems to have good photos. I want to see few more photos to show how to do it. A lot of time, it has really bad end photos on the site which helps nobody

  • 3 Mar, 2010

    The photo does nothing to illustrate the end product.

  • 3 Mar, 2010

    AWESOME suggestion, linuxgrl! This is a really nice, easy craft project for older teen girls...something they can use! Love it...

  • 3 Mar, 2010

    you can use dots of puffy fabric paint for traction. It really helps the headband stay put :D

  • 3 Mar, 2010

    I wonder if you could use other fabrics maybe include a backing of some sort.