I made this headband last year for So you think your crafty, it was party of my 7 red items for red week (AKA the week I got voted off). But with the craziness of morning sickness that followed for the few months after that I actually haven’t posted MOST of the crafts I made for the competition! Never too late, right? (some of the ones I DID post were my ruffled quilted stockings and tree skirt, my 6 pillow refashions, my homemade aqua-sand, my ruffled camera strap and my boot-cut to skinny jeans refashion)
I honestly love how this turned out, but of course it matches my faux hawk and hair color really well!!! But even on my daughter (without “spiky” hair it still looks good, but it’s definitely a statement of sorts. Personally I like it big, statements are a GOOD thing in my book as long as it involves being mostly dressed…
This was so long ago I don’t remember my measurements exactly, but I eyeballed it anyway. This actually used to be a blue tablecloth that I dyed red (I love rit dye). I cut the first piece out at about 6 inches wide and 30 so inches long… I wanted a pretty rough, thick look so instead of serging the edges I used a long zig zag to add to the texture. Then ran it through my sewing machine with my ruffler foot attached.
I also cut some tulle at about 5 inches wide and about half the length, and ruffled that too, although not as much so they are about the same length ruffled. Finally I cut one last piece about 4 inches wide and 10 inches long also heavily ruffled. Notice I didn’t worry about ruffling it in the center all the way down, I wanted this to have off center parts where the fabric stuck out farther than others.
Layer all three together and I ran it through my sewing machine one last time down the center to join the layers!
Then I hand sewed it onto a comfortable headband! If you make your own my suggestion would be to put the blank headband on, then play with where you want to have it. Mark the headband with something, take it off and sew your ruffle into place! Wear and enjoy!!!Ashlee Marie by Email