Yay! I found the time to post a little tutorial!
I have a TON of hemlines laying around. From all my t-shirt refashioning I’ve gathered about 30 of them. And I can’t throw them away. So I FINALLY cam up with something to do with them!
Last week a reader emailed me about making some of these amazing headbands. Now, mine don’t come close, but they inspired me. Take a hemline from a shirt. Cut it nice and clean. Measure it so it reaches almost all the way around your head, minus 4 inches.
Get a piece of elastic 2.5 inches long. Insert it right in to your hemline headband.
Stitch it in place on each end with a zig-zag stitch. Here’s the base of your headband! How easy was that?
Now you can add to it whatever your little heart desires! I added this simple flower to one of the hemline headbands with three gold beads in the middle.
Here it is on.
I did some chiffon gathered flowers for this headband.
I’m one of those people that looks at headbands and other people and always loves them but never wears them myself. So I don’t know if I’m brave enough to wear them out of the house. But I wore them while I cleaned out bathrooms today and it made me feel VERY glamorous.
Here are some flower tutorials I did that you could use to add to the headband:
If you guys have any flower tutorials or cool things that you could add to the headbands, send me the link and I’ll post it here to share with everyone!
Don’t forget to vote for the “You name it- I’ll show you how to make it!” series. I love all the requests so far! Keep them coming!!
Tags: flower, headband
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Cut the neckline out. I do it a little higher in the back, a little lower in thr front. You can measure your shoulders to see the width you want it. You could be done here. But I’m making this one extra special!
Then I took some leftover sleeve parts and made little strips about 6 inches long. I just folded them in the center and stitched them closed. We’re going to make sleeve pick ups!
I didn’t want to worry about usinf fray check on all these every time I have to wash the shirt, so I wanted to set mine on a seperate pin so I could remove them before washing them. I cut out a small circle of felt. The just stitch the flower on.
Tags: flower, shirt, t shirt, top
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One of the things I was inspired by were all the crazy hats! Here are my sisters modeling a few.
… and even my brother…(he’s gonna KILL me)
… and Giselle…
Then I saw these bird and flower pins and thought they were too fun.
So here’s a little instructional on how to make your own fancy dress up pin.
Start with a piece of felt cut in a circle.
For my pin I used, flowers, feathers, a little bird I had around, and some tulle.
Glue your flowers on to the felt circle.
Then glue the feathers on, with a nest of tulle in the center for your birdie to rest on. Then you can glue any kind of clip or headband to it.
Then you put on your fanciest outfit and adorn your hair with your fanciest hair pin.
Tags: clip, feather, flower, hair pin
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I love love love these colors together!
Tags: flower, silk, t shirt, top
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Attach more until they are in random swirls on the shirt.
I also added a small one to the pocket on the opposite side.
Right now I am knee deep in Christmas orders and Christmas presents. So this month I will be doing lots of creating, just not too many tutorials because of my very limited time. But I will be posting all my creations still. I hope you all are having a wonderful Christmas season!
Tags: flower, jersey, knit, refashion, ruffle, shirt, sweater, t shirt, top
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