The Secret to the Perfect Head Scarf?
July 27, 2012 by Cristi
I have an obsession with hair accessories.
With a tie of a head scarf - I can pretty much hide any bad hair day or sign of unwashed hair. It’s a total time saver for me while adding a little something extra to my outfit. But the one I am about to show you is my all time favorite this season. It was inspired by a ribbon I used to wrap a gift with that had the little wire in it- you know the kind I am talking about? Why not make a head scarf with that same concept? Then in doing some research I came across several in stores that were priced at around $16 or more! So, being too cheap to spend money on a strip of fabric and wire- I set out to make my own!
They are so EASY- trust me- this is coming from the girl who has limited sewing experience! In fact, you don’t even need a sewing machine really- you could hand-stitch or tacky glue it if you’d like! You can also pretty much use any strip of scrap fabric you have around or even a sleeve of an old blouse!
So here’s how!
1. Get supplies:
Fabric, sisscors, wire cutters, thread, sewing machine or sewing needle, framing or floral wire.
You will be cutting out two long strips so I folded it in half to make it easier to cut.
2. Measure your head and decide how long you want your piece to be and mark it on your fabric.
3. Cut it out. I wanted to experiment so, I cut out a longer and shorter one at these dimensions:
Long: 42 inches long (21 in. folded) and 3 inches wide
Short: 32 inches long (16 in. folded) and 2inches wide
4.Use a ruler and mark the corner where you want to angle and cut it off.
5. Cut off the corners.
6. Sew the “right sides” together. I used a 1/2 inch seam.
7. Sew all the way until you approach two inches before the end of the last corner.
8. Leave that opening to pull your fabric through it.
9. Pull the fabric through to turn it right side out.
10. Now time for the secret in the scarf… wire! Cut out wire and round the ends. I added duct tape just as extra reinforcement so it doesn’t cut through the fabric.
11. Once you have it pulled through- hand stitch it shut and sew a few stitches around the wire loop to keep it nice secure.
Then….tie it around your head!
There are endless ways to sport your new headband and so many ways to tie it! Stay tuned as I will show you more ways to be able to wear these soon!
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