Are you tired of my self portraits? (At least I haven't cut off my ear like some famous self-portraitist.)
I was heading to bed and I saw my hair in the mirror and I thought I better document it. Cause I love this messy casual look.
My machine is on the kitchen table . . .
Which totally means that I can whip up quick projects. I wish it had a permanent home, but I've already cried over that.
This morning I whipped up this headband. I didn't use the Wonky Headband Tutorial.
I've seen these headbands on my uber-fashionable friends.
I thought I could whip one up.
I measured my head (a walloping 22 inches--is that big?)
Then I divided that measurement in two (11) and did my designing/cutting on the fold. I added two inches for a knot (you see it ties in the bottom). [I will mention this: two inches makes for a very tight knot. But I think three inches would be too long of a tail. So, if I make it again, I will stick with the two inches, but I would hate for you to be mad at me cause its hard to tie this together. You have been warned.]
On the fold I measured 2 inches wide. Four inches from the fold I measured 1 inch in the center (to get that cool narrowing effect).
Then I cut two. (In other words, I layered the fabric so I only needed to cut once.)
If you look close, you can see that the edges are raw. Put wrong sides together and stitch close to the edge. I took some time to soften up the cut edge (and hide my lousy cutting skills)by pulling threads from the fabric.
Nothing rocket science or terribly original, but I love the casual look it gives, and having raw edges creates a softer headband. There are no internal seams that are adding to the bulk.
And, it stayed on my wonky head ALL day. It didn't give me a headache (firm headbands and tight headbands do that). It could totally be reversible.
Have a happy day and sew a little.
ps this came from my stash. I've had it for over 8 years.