fabulously fashionable headwear from leftover fabric
i don't have many pictures of the process, but its super simple to explain how to make these sweet headbands!
STEP ONE (for both methods): measure your head around where you'd be tying your headband, then add at least six inches. on the dark paisley headband, i added six inches so theres not a lot of poking out bits. if you like the look of the longer ends, though, add more! i've got nearly 9 extra inches on the pink headband.
STEP TWO (also for both methods): decide how wide you want your headband to be, then multiply that by two. after that you'll want to add about half an inch of width, you're gonna overlap it a bit when you sew it.
STEP THREE (one more "both methods" step!): fold the long edges of your fabric in on itself so it overlaps a bit in the middle. pin or just iron your headband so it stays folded like this.
HAND SEWING METHOD: Sew down the center of your headband so the overlapping fabric is sewn together
if you don't like the look of naked stitches or are in a hell of a hurry, you can just sort of tack it together by using a couple of stitches every few inches.
once you've got things held together, cut the ends of your headband into points, so it sort of looks like a skinny neck tie. then just stitch around the edges so things don't fray and you've got yourself an adorable, mildly Lucille Ball-esque headband.