August 29, 2011

Pleated Headband Add-On

Just in case you missed me over at See Kate Sew.....

So, what's up for the Pleat Week Specialty??  I'm sharing my Pleated Headband Add-Ons:

These are so simple, quick, and fun - - they add that extra pizzazz to a boring ole headband.  I made them for my girls, but with the right fabric/headband combo, these could easily be worn by us grown-up girls.

Materials needed:
--Cheapo headband (I like to buy mine at the Dollar Tree, where they're $1 for 6!)
--2 scrap strips of fabric, about 2 inches wide.
--Sewing equipment

Please note - - I made the one in the tutorial with large pleats, but ended up making more with smaller tighter pleats, and those ones are used in the final pictures - either way works!

Take one strip of fabric and fold it into pleats however you'd like.  The imperfections and unexactness are part of the charm.  Then take your other strip and cut it to match the length of the one with folded pleats:
Put the 2 strips on top of each other, with the wrong sides of the fabric together.  Sew down each side as shown:

With the two strips sewn together along the sides, this will create a channel in the middle:
Simply slip the headband into the channel.  Then drop hot glue inside each end of the channel to secure it to the headband (I don't have pictures of this step because I couldn't work with hot glue and take a picture at the same time!)

That's it - wear it in style!!


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Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing, and DIY - she feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to 4 awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City Area. Follow her on Facebook or Twitter or Google +

6 Fabulous Comments:

Super easy and Cute!!! Might need to go to the dollar store tonight!

that makes so much sense. I thought you had to sew it on elastic, but these stay in place better. Thanks for inspiring me! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. I also have an awesome digital scrapbooking giveaway going on. If you're interested it's

Cute! I have been all about headbands lately. Such a great way to dress up quick hair. Thanks for linking up with DIY under $5!

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