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Wednesday, July 7, 2010

{ruffled headband}

Okay, this started as a total experiment, and I'm so happy how it turned out! I had some extra fabric that I wanted to make something for the girls to wear in their hair, and since I love ruffles so much I started there. This is a fast project, even for me. So, if you're a non-sewer, and are thinking you can't do this, you can!!

I learned a few things along the way, and I can't wait to make some more. I will definitely use more fabric, and make it more "ruffly", with more folds. I didn't cut a long enough piece, so I wasn't able to make it as ruffly as I would have wanted it.

*Disclaimer*: I am in no way a seamstress, so if you are, please do not pay close attention to anything. :) Hopefully will understand my sewing explanations! The sewing pics are not great...I'm sorry! The light was weird in that room.


  • 7/8 inch elastic
  • fabric
  • sewing machine
  • hot glue gun

1. Cut your elastic to fit head measurement, making it just a little smaller, since the elastic will stretch.

2. Cut your fabric to be 1/2-3/4 inch wider than your elastic, so there will be a little overhang on either side. Cut the length to be twice as long as the elastic--even a little more depending on how ruffly you want it.

3. Line your fabric up on top of the elastic, with the tops being even with each other, and it centered on the elastic. Sew down the middle of the fabric, adhering it to the elastic, making folds as you go, in order to create the ruffles.

4. When you've finished with the fabric, you should have a "tail" of elastic leftover. Loop this around to form a circle, and sew the two pieces together, folding the elastic under the sewn part.

5. Make a rolled fabric flower, and hot glue it to the headband.

Ta-da! You have a darling ruffled headband, perfect for little girls and their mommas!



Blogger Erica said...


I'm definitely gonna have to give the old sewing machine (not really old - just only used once) a try and make some of these babies!!!

July 7, 2010 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Linda @ My Trendy Tykes said...

I love it!

July 7, 2010 at 3:50 PM  
Blogger {Bobbi} said...

I want one for me!

July 7, 2010 at 3:56 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

I'm gonna have to make some for me and my neices! looks pretty easy!

July 7, 2010 at 4:06 PM  
Blogger Michelle@Somedaycrafts said...

everything you make is amazing!

July 7, 2010 at 7:06 PM  
Blogger Tere said...

Love it..adorable as is the sweet little girl! Join my link party tomorrow @PonyTails&FishScales!

July 7, 2010 at 7:32 PM  
Blogger the thrifty ba said...

oh my adorable! love this! and your sweet model!

July 7, 2010 at 8:19 PM  
Blogger Sassy Sites! said...

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July 7, 2010 at 10:50 PM  
Blogger Amy @ Keep'n The SunnySide said...

That is adorable.. and I LURV brown and polka dots!

July 8, 2010 at 8:56 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

So cute!! Do you have a tutorial on how to make the fabric flowers, also?? Thanks!

July 8, 2010 at 1:00 PM  
Blogger Jessica said...

So cute! I was just about to ask the same thing -- how did you make the flower?

July 8, 2010 at 1:20 PM  
Blogger Melissa said...

so adorable!!

July 9, 2010 at 12:13 AM  
Blogger lucy said...

It looks darling and I really love it. I might try to make that and add to my girl's hair accessories' collection. Anyway, Keep the girly stuff coming! =)

July 9, 2010 at 10:15 AM  
Blogger kathy said...

these are adorable...can't wait for a granddaughter to come along some day

October 10, 2011 at 7:08 PM  

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