Thursday, July 19, 2012

Fancy Headbands

Use a vintage necktie, lace scraps, ribbon, or embroidered fabric to make fancy headbands. Photo tutorial below.

Cut piece of tie long enough to go 2/3 around your head (mine was 15 1/2 inches).
Tie elastic cord into figure 8 measuring approx. 7 1/4 in. (I colored my elastic cord with permanent marker to match.)
Fold in ends of tie and position cord. Pin and (carefully!) try on. Adjust cord if needed. Sew.


  1. You are SO talented, Hanna!! Love these!!

  2. Do you take orders? These would be perfect for the days I don't want to do my hair, which is usually days that end in Y. And I love that you are up cycling other materials!