Monday, August 24, 2009

Headband

I was inspired to use one of Dave's old t-shirts to make a cute headband for Lucy. Here's a breakdown of what I did:
1. I measured Lucy's head with elastic to see how big I should make it.
2. I cut off the very bottom strip of the shirt and threaded the elastic through the already-made casing.
3. I sewed the headband closed, creating a circle.
4. I followed this tutorial to make the flower.
5. I threw the flower into the washing machine with a load of laundry, and then I dried it. It gave it a lot more shape (I can't wait to see what happens when I use regular cotton fabric instead of cotton jersey).
6. I sewed the flower onto the headband!




Happy headband-making!

11 comments:

Hailey said...

adorable! :)
some other designs you might like:
http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=7169745

Jes said...

Um, I don't think she can get any cuter?!?! Great work J, oh, on the headband too...

Pauly said...

I'd ask you to make one for me, but I know I wouldn't look anywhere near as cute!

Grammy said...

Very creative and thrifty...David's favorite word!

Sarah S said...

do you EVER rest?

OR
is this just what happens when you don't have a tv?

The Bentley's said...

Hey JJ...Have you checked out my blog? In my blog list, go and check out the gal with a blog titled "Infarrantly Creative". She does a lot of the same things I've been seeing you do and gives a tutorial with each craft or thing she designs and does. You might really enjoy reading her blog. I love watching what you do! You are so inspiring and I wish I had more time. Though, it would be fun to have a girl and have such cute things to make for them! Love you!

Lindsey Jones said...

I LOVE this. JJ. Please get to Nashville so we can sew together.

Charree said...

That is just precious.

Carol said...

I LOVE this!! Great idea, J! And of course, beautiful, beautiful Lucy looks adorable!!

- Sarah :-) said...

Oh wow - this is SO cute!!

heather said...

so cute!!!