Thursday, September 8, 2011

First Day of School & A Headband Tutorial

Yesterday was my daughters first day at a new school. I had her outfit and backpack ready to go in advance, but I decided a new headband was in order!!

It was very simple, here's what I used:

  • scrap of tshirt knit
  • 1.5" strip of quilting cotton (the cotton her top was made from)
  • tiny scrap of coordinating cotton
  • ribbon
  • pearl beads
  • needle and thread

I started with a scrap of tshirt knit, about three inches wide by just a little less than the distance around her head, about 18" or so.

Then I turned in the edges of the short sides by about a half inch each, turning to what will be the right side.

I stitched this across with 1/4" SA.

Then I took my scraps of cotton and made a couple of fabric flowers. For the larger one, I ripped a strip of the cotton I made her top from in a 1.5" strip. I knotted it in the center and wrapped/twisted into a rose shape.

Then I took a tiny (like 1" by 3") piece of coordinating cotton and tied three knots in it. I twisted these little knots into a small loop and they made the look of three small rosebuds, sort of...
(sorry, forgot to get a photo of that!)

I folded/gathered a piece of green organza ribbon to form a leaf...

...and tacked all these pieces down over the seam of the headband.

All ready to head to school!

(Top- self drafted pattern by me, Skirt- modified, but based on Simplicity 2483)


  1. So cute! Are they going to different schools?

  2. Gorgeous! Came across this on pinterest... will definitely be whipping up a couple for my two girls!

    The SpaNGler @ The Quick Unpick


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