Why, headbands of course! Headbands are a great way to recycle and use up all the small scrap pieces laying around.
These little headbands are so easy to make, all you need is a bit of trim, ribbon, lace or even narrow strips of fabric and elastic of some sort. I used both fold over elastic and regular 1/4 inch elastic.
To get the measurement needed, you can use a headband you already have or measure with a bit of yarn. Since we are using elastic at the bottom, you will want to subtract about 1 inch from the measurement so the head band will stay in place.
There are a couple of different ways to attach the elastic, it will depend on the size of your trim/ribbon.
For the daisy trim, I folded the elastic over and encased the trim inside the elastic, then sewed over the elastic a couple of time to secure everything.
For the wide ribbon, I folded the ribbon and encased the 1/4 inch elastic.
I made this triple braided headband by braiding 1 inch strips of jersey. To connect the braids to the elastic, I cut a small piece of the fold over elastic and sandwiched the braids between the pieces and sewed all around the smaller elastic to keep everything in place.
Now, go make a few!
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