Wednesday, May 16, 2012

the happy scrappy headband {a tutorial}

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I'm feelin' happy.
I'm feelin' scrappy.
Let's make a headband.


Grab some supplies.  
You'll need a sewing machine and a needle & thread.
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Cut three circles from your fabric scraps.  I used a 1 1/2in. button as a stencil.
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Cut three scraps from your felt.  Make sure they're a bit bigger than your fabric circles.
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Sew two circles or go wild and sew swirl.  I used a bright colored thread.  I love the way it looks!  Just hold the fabric taught.  You don't need to pin.  
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Trim the felt into a circle so you can still see it.
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Cut a 1" x 4.5" piece of felt and a 14" piece of elastic.  Sew the ends together as shown in the picture.  If your elastic is skinnier you can use a skinnier piece of felt too.  Just match them up.
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Sew the middle of the circles to the felt strip.  
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Hand sew your buttons on and your done!
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What do you think?
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These are super light weight comfy headbands.  My little giggler wore hers all day.  That NEVER happens!
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I like to link up to THESE parties!




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22 comments:

  1. Oh my! So stinkin adorable! Do you make them in big people sizes? ;)

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  2. cute! and I have those exact same fabric scraps!

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  3. So adorable and a very happy looking headband indeed. Love the colors!

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  4. AMANDA!!! I love it!!! I have a button addiction and LOVE headbands!! I'm so going to make some for my girls!!!

    PLEASE come over to The DIY Dreamer and share this!! Thanks!!!

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    1. Thanks so much for sharing at The DIY Dreamer... From Dream To Reality!
      I'm looking forward to seeing what you link up this evening!

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  5. This is a fantastic project! So adorable. Would you consider linking it up at my Pinworthy Projects Party? I hope to see you there!

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  6. This is a great idea!thanks for sharing!
    my blog www.blissfulsewing.blogspot.com

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  7. This is sooo stinking adorable! I just adore all the sweet colors!
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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  8. This is adorable, just pinned it!!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  9. Cute headband! Thanks for linking up last week at Sew Woodsy!

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  10. This is so pretty. I want one for my little girl

    Natasha @ www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

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  11. So simple and cute! Love it! Excited I found your blog today.

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  12. Thank you for linking this up to our Crafty Saturday Showcase. This headband is so fun! We love all of them that you post on your blog. We try and visit everyone who linked up. I have good news to share! Your project was picked by our Designers as one of their favorites. You will be featured on our Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest sites tomorrow! Stop over and see your feature when the post goes live Friday morning!

    http://bowdabrablog.com/

    have a super weekend! Our new Crafty Saturday Showcase will go live at midnight Saturday.

    Susie

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  13. Very cute!! I love it!! Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  14. Good job! And your baby is so cute :D

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  15. Hooray!! You were featured and pinned!! Come grab a featured button and check it out!

    http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2012/05/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-no-37.html
    http://pinterest.com/Thekurtzcorner/the-kurtz-corner-link-party-features/

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  16. hey!!! ah you make the cutest stuff! im so excited to have a girl next!:) ill be using a lot of your ideas!!!

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  17. Adorable, as always!! You have the cutest ideas!

    I've pinned and shared on facebook!

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  18. Cute! I love making my baby headbands. It's a great thing that I don't have a stash of scraps right now, because I have the feeling that not much more than headband making would be getting done. These are really fun looking. Found you via Live, Life, Rowe.

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