Picket O-Ring Headband DIY – A Lovely Mess

I’m a gal who LOVES headbands and hair scarves. They’ll take an outfit from good to nice by including slightly bit of additional pizazz. Additionally they cowl these roots once you’re on day one-too-many of dry shampoo, however you don’t have the time (or let’s be sincere, power) to clean your hair. Whenever you pair my huge appreciation for headbands with my love of tasks that deplete material scraps (I detest scrap waste, however that’s a dialog for a distinct day), properly, you’re talking straight to my coronary heart. I discovered these picket circles whereas I used to be searching craft provides on-line lately and this little material scrap headband was born.

picket rings
-scrap material
-needle and thread
-sewing machine (non-obligatory)
-elastic (for technique 2 solely)

I’ll be sharing two other ways to make this headband as a result of who doesn’t love choices? The primary technique shall be a tie-back headband and it’s the easier of the 2, in my view.

To start, minimize two strips of cloth 4″x 23″-26″, relying on how lengthy you want your ties. Taper the ends as proven above.

Fold one strip of cloth in half with the precise sides (the edges of the material you need displaying in the long run) collectively. Begin with the tip of the tapered finish and sew all the best way down the strip, leaving the blunt finish open. If you’re utilizing a stretch material, be certain to make use of a zigzag sew so the tube stays stretchy. Use a chopstick to push the tube right-side out.

Subsequent, press the material tube flat with an iron.

Relying in your kind of cloth, you’ll subsequent both fold the ends of the material contained in the tube and press flat to create an edge that gained’t fray, or in case you are utilizing polyester or jersey, you will get away with skipping that step. As you’ll be able to see, I completely skipped. You possibly can’t inform as soon as the headscarf is completed, however I perceive should you like a extra skilled wanting edge … particularly should you’re giving these as presents. This additionally provides me slightly perception into your Enneagram quantity. Wink.

Flip the non-tapered finish across the picket ring and hand sew it into to position. Repeat with the opposite aspect and also you’re all executed!

*Notice: I didn’t sew right through to the outer-most layer with my sturdier materials, however I did undergo all of the layers with my stretchy material.

OK, let’s get on with the second technique! Typically I simply don’t really feel like having a knot on the underside of my hair (I’m moody—sue me), in order that’s why I made a decision to make a few of these headbands with elastic.

We’ll start virtually the identical method as the primary headband, however our material minimize shall be someplace round 4 1/2″x 12″, relying on the dimensions of your head. I used a very sturdy material for this headband, so I folded my edges and pressed earlier than I ever took my items to the stitching machine. As soon as that’s executed, straight sew alongside the periphery, leaving the ends each open. Flip right-side out and press with an iron. Repeat.

Pin 1-2 elastic strips into place and straight sew alongside the tip. Repeat for different aspect.

Hand sew the remaining two ends across the picket ring and also you’re all completed!

Like I mentioned earlier than, I LOVE utilizing up bits of cloth from different tasks and these examine that field! In the event you give these a attempt, you’ll quickly be making them for everybody you realize as a result of they’re A) so cute and B) sew up so quick. I’ve a number of doorstep packages to drop off to buddies this week, and also you’d higher imagine they’ll embody a few of these headbands! Joyful stitching, buddies! xo. Katie

Credit // Writer and Images: Katie Shelton. Images edited with A Shade Story Desktop.

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