Ok guys, let’s talk about mommy hair for a minute. I don’t know about you but I don’t always have time to fix my hair in the mornings before getting my kids to school. I’m usually left with about 5 minutes of time to quickly slap on some makeup, change out of my jammies and run a brush through my hair. I wish I could go to school drop off line looking like a freshly showered/perfect makeup/perfect hair style mama that has her life together but alas, it’s not happening.
Enter this cute little headband. This style of headband ALWAYS gets compliments where ever I go and covers up the fact that I only had 30 seconds to fix my poor hair. And it’s an accessory I can share with my two girls because it’s adjustment. I call that a win-win!
These are so simple to make and you can quickly whip up several in different color fabrics to match whatever clothes you happen to jump into in the mornings.
Start by gathering a couple coordinating fabrics. I chose this dusty pink zig zag for the main fabric and a blush solid for the flower.
Make sure your main fabric is at least 32″ long. Fold it in half.
Measure from the fold to 16″ and mark a spot.
Now, go to your fold, measure over 4.5″ and mark a spot.
Here’s the tricky part. See if you can stay with me on this.
Go to the spot you marked at 16″ and lay your ruler where 4.5″ is at the edge of your fabric. Mark a spot at 1.5″ and 3.5″.
I got out a yard stick for this part not because I needed it for the sake of measuring but for having a straight edge.
Connect the marks at your fold and the spot at 1.5″ you just marked. And draw a line using your straight edge.
Do the same thing by connecting the edge of your fold and the spot you marked at 3.5″ at the top. Use your straight edge to draw a line.
Cut out on the lines. Remember, this will be folded so you will be cutting through 2 layers of fabric.
Go to your iron and iron down 1/4″ on both sides of your fabric. Then fold down 1/4″ again and iron again to create a hem. You will also repeat this process on the short ends of your fabric.
This is what it will look like before you sew the edges. It’s starting to look like a headband!
Sew the hem. Remember to use coordinating thread!
Fold your short ends and sew them to close the edges in.
Headband part is done! Easy!
Now, let’s do that flower. I like a shabby looking flower so instead of using my scissors to cut, I prefer to cut a little slip and tear the fabric.
Cut a slip at 2″ and tear your fabric until you have about a 30″ strip.
Start folding your fabric into a flower by folding down about 2″ of fabric.
Fold over another 2″ piece and fan it out.
Keep folding in 2″ pieces of your strip and keep fanning them out as you go. Imagine going in a circle with you fabric.
Once you have the whole strip folded it will look like this:
Sit your flower on your headband, off centered.
Slide it into your sewing machine. Sew a wide circle on your flower to attach it to the headband.
It doesn’t have to be perfect, just make sure you catch all those folds as you’re sewing your circle.
And that’s it! Such an easy headband that sure to make your morning routine a lot less hectic and a lot more cute!