jueves, 3 de mayo de 2012

Paso a paso: 3 diademas

I decided I wanted some more! And more couldn't hurt really.

Don't you feel like you look the same everyday in the Winter? I do. Because I have to put on a winter coat and snow boots when I go anywhere between December and  April I feel like I look like I am wearing the same thing everyday.

Why not spice it up with a variety of different hats/headbands, and scarves?

So that is what I have begun to do. Here are some more headbands. I plan to make at least one more new scarf and maybe a sweater hat.

I have also put together a more detailed tutorial this time for the ear warmers.

So here goes:
1. Cut a headband at about 24 inches by 4-5 inches {mine was about 4 3/4 inches before sewing}. Taper the ends if you want.

*STOP here and go to step #6 if you do not want the pleats.

2. Then cut 2.5-3 inch by 5 inch rectangles. I cut nine but only used seven.
3. Lay it in the opposite direction that you want it to end up.
 4. Sew the rectangle on the inside...side...for lack of a better word. Then flip it over. Lay your next piece on laying in the wrong direction and sew again...then flip...then lay a new piece and sew....repeat until you use all your pieces or until you get the look you want. Then sew the last piece on on the non-flipped side.
5. You should end up with a headband that looks like the left image. Press it flat with your hand a bit. Trim.
6. Hem headband all the way around with a quarter inch seam.
7. Add a button hole or two. I did two for my first one but I have found that one is just fine. I have a button hole maker on my sewing machine but I can't figure out the dang thing so I just zig zag stitch a rectangle. Yes...I need to work on making it narrower. {Cringe}

8. Sew a button machine or by hand. I do it by hand.
9. Cut flower petals and hand sew on. To place the flowers I put the headband on and then I move then flowers around so I know how it will look on my head. I hand sew the flowers so I can pull it tight in the centers and make the flower pucker a little bit in the middle.

All done.

The yellow was a bit brighter on my head than I thought it would be...probably because I have black hair. It is warm...that is sure. The fleece is a bit thick though...still thinking about it.

Did you notice the fleece from this project. :)

You can make these however you want. I used the sleeve of this too small thermal knit shirt
for this red one.