July 1, 2011

Refashion Friday: Stars & Stripes Headband Tutorial

Are you looking for something patriotic to wear for the 4th of July? The 4th is only three days away, but if you have some red, white and blue jersey knit fabric scraps you can whip up this headband in a few minutes. I used the fabric from old t-shirts to make mine.

Lets get started!

1. Cut a strip out of white knit fabric 2 in. wide. Measure your head where you would wear a headband. Subtracting 1 1/2 inches, make this the length of your strip.

2. With right sides together stitch the headband closed. I used a half inch seam allowance. Press the seam open.

3. Cut out a 1 3/4 in. by 3 1/4 in. rectangle out of the same white knit.

4. Lay it under the seam of the headband. Kind of scrunch up the headband and wrap the small piece around it.

5. Pin and stitch.

6. Cut out two red stars and two blue stars. Go here to learn how to draw a perfect star.

7. Layer the stars of the same colors and stitch them together.

8. Pin them onto your headband and stitch them in place. Just follow your previous stitches on the stars. Don't worry about getting it perfect; it will still look good.

9. Draw pencil marks from one side at 1/2, 1 and 1 1/2 in. This will be your cutting guide.

10. Cut down the lines. Again, don't worry about getting them perfectly straight since the edges are just going to curl up.

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Enjoy and thanks for reading!