Monday, August 9, 2010

Recycled Ruffled Headband

If you pick up any fashion magazine or browse the racks of you favorite store, you will notice that ruffles are really “in” right now. But if you are like me and like the look but are low on funds I have a low budget solution…a ruffled headband.

To make this headband you can use any lightweight material. I used an old chiffon skirt.

Tools & Materials
• Approximately a quarter yard of lightweight material (chiffon, organza, cotton, etc.)
• Scissors
• Sewing needle and thread in appropriate color
• Wide headband (needs to be wide enough to glue ruffle to the headband, about 1/2" at least)
• Hot glue gun
• Straight pins
• Ruler
• Piece of paper
• Pencil/pen
• Buttons (optional)

1. Take paper and make a circle with a 2.5” diameter, cut out this circle to use as a pattern.
2. Cut out 30 circles using the fabric of your choice (fig. A).

3. Thread needle with about a foot of thread, tie a knot at the end.
4. Take a circle and fold it in half (fig. B), then in half again and sew threw the point of the folded circle (fig. C). 5. Take the remaining circles and repeat step four until all the circles are used. Gather all the pieces together creating a ruffle (fig. D), tie off the open end and trim excess string (fig. E). 6. Hot glue the ruffle piece to the headband. I prefer mine off centered, so I started with one edge at the center top and glued the remaining down the sides but you can put the ruffle anywhere on the headband depending on taste (fig. F).

7. Adorn headband with buttons, this step is optional (fig. G).