I said in my last post crafting post I’m a crafty lady, that I have quite a few projects to show you. I thought I would share a quick one with you tonight while I am busy drafting a post to add here on Friday.
I love wearing things in my hair, especially if they match what I am wearing. I think it really sets off an outfit. A few years ago The Hoarder bought me a hair band, wow I hear you exclaim can this post get any duller…seriously I loved the hair band he bought, it was one of those scarf ones, the fabric covers your head and ties underneath your hair. I still have it and regularly wear it, so much so that I really could do with another one. I looked everywhere for a similar head scarf, but it would seem they are no longer the fashion or are only available in animal print!
A few months ago I was looking at my lovely head scarf and thought, Ya know this would be quite easy to make.
And it was:
This picture is slightly misleading. There are 5 bits of fabric here. The two thin strips you see are pinned to another strip of identical length and width. pretty side facing each other, we will turn the out after sewing the edges together. These strips are sewn in the same way as the head band shown on I’m a crafty Lady. One end of these strip will be left open so we can easily turn it the right way out and we are going to sew them to the large piece of fabric. You can see in the photo’s that I have hemmed the edges of this to make it look a bit more tidy.
So next we will fan the edges of the large piece of fabric. Once you have done this you will need to pin it or press it to keep it in place. It took me a few attempts to get this as it is quite fiddly. You will then need to insert the fanned edge into one of the strips for the tie. (Do sew your hems and the strips before hand, and turn the strips the right way out)
Dont forget to press the seems and hems. I also like to press the strips so that it looks very flat, almost like it is once bit of fabric. Once sewn…which is a bit tricky with a crap sewing machine like mine ( nod to Santa for a better one) It should look something like this
Great for painting in, bad hair days and now I can make one to match my outfits. I’m loving the hippy look at the moment so this just adds to my wardrobe.
Since making this I have also worn it under my cycling helmet. It was a very rainy day and I was cycling to work. This was great for keeping my hair dry under my helmet and so I waltzed into work looking great, whilst everyone looked like drowned rats.
** I was obviously wearing waterproof trousers and jacket, I had also popped into the toilets outside our office to get changed into my work gear…but my hair was dryer than it otherwise would have been!**
Have you made something like this? have you ever looked at something you have bought and though…I could make this! Let me know and add your link in the comments below so I can go see your creations.