Sunday, March 23, 2014

Intro: DIY Trendy Jersey Headbands

I promised a follow-up tutorial with directions to create a DIY Tied Jersey Headband. Well... I got over zealous and decided to create three variations. 

What You Need:
Jersey Fabric (the neon pink I used is from Hobby Lobby)
Matching thread (I used white so you could see the seams)
Scissors or a rotary cutter
Pins (optional)
Sewing Machine (unless you are willing to undertake hand sewing)

Prepping for all 3:

Cut a LONG (mine is a yard and a half) strip of fabric 6 inches wide.

Fold your strip of fabric in half down the length.

 Jersey fabric has a tendency to wiggle and stretch so I pinned the fabric to help keep in in place as I sewed.

I used a zigzag stitch so that the seam would give a little when stretched.

Your sewn fabric will look similar to the when sewn.

The next step is turning the "tube" of fabric inside out so the seam is concealed on the inside. (Tip: Use your scissors to gather the fabric so that you can turn it inside out.)

Adjust you seam so that it lines up down the center of the fabric.

Now your ready to decide which style you want to make first: