Monday, June 24, 2013

Sewing Mondays - Pinched Bow Headband

To help encourage myself to practice sewing as much as I can, I came up with "Sewing Mondays". This will be a chance for me to show you all the tutorials I have tried, my resulting product, and what I thought of the tutorial {I promise all comments will be nice!}. Maybe I will even become proficient enough to post my own tutorials! {Baby steps first, though.} To start out, I'll post a Sewing Mondays post every other week, but if I really get the sewing fever, maybe I'll post every week!


Hey all, happy Monday! This week's Sewing Monday tutorial is the Pinched Bow Tutorial from Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts.



I love the look of this type of headband and couldn't wait to make one!

The tutorial called for knit type fabric, so I used fabric from an old dress I don't wear anymore. Mandy's tutorial also said to cut the fabric into a rectangular piece, twice the width of the finished headband by enough length to fit around the head. So I cut a piece 18 x 6 inches for a finished headband of 3 inches wide.

Next, the tutorial has you fold the piece of fabric in half longwise with right sides together and sew the edge. I think Mandy used a serger to sew the edges together, but I don't have a serger. Instead I used a zigzag stitch.



For the rest of the project I followed Mandy's tutorial exactly.



This tutorial was great and really easy to follow!



Here is a photo of me wearing it.


Pretty cute, right?! I definitely recommend this tutorial to anyone!

Thanks Mandy of Sugar Bee Crafts for this great tutorial! Since I featured you feel free to grab the button below:

If anyone has a tutorial they would like me to try {and maybe feature!} please leave a link in the comments! 
stephanie

24 comments:

  1. I love making headbands for my grandgirls. Love this one- xo Diana

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    1. Thanks, Diana! This would be a perfect project for you and your granddaughters. : )

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  2. I've been wanting to make one of these, but just haven't had the time. Okay, honestly, I keep forgetting about it. Oops. Yours is adorable, and I'm going to go look for fabric as soon as I pin it!! Thanks for sharing (saw it on Memories by the Mile)!

    Kim @ {enjoy the view}

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    1. Thank you! I'm glad you like it. You could use anything for fabric you know. Like an old t-shirt. That way there is no shopping (and procrastinating) involved. : )

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  3. Super cute! Especially your choice in fabric! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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  4. Adorable!

    Allison @ www.allisonskinnyjeans.com

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  5. Sweet head band. I'm making some similar myself:) Pinned yours to my style board! New page follow. You can follow back at http://www.sewsweetvintage.com/2013/07/bicycle-basket-up-cycle.html

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    1. Thank you. I'd love to see yours when they are finished! And thank you for following, I will head over to your blog and share the love!

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  6. I love it!! The fabric is beautiful!! Stopping by from Seven Thirty Three linky party and newest follower.

    Here is what I shared this week: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.com/2013/06/update-and-es-lounge-pants.html

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    1. Thank you! I love how my little headband turned out! Thanks for following me! I'll head on over to your blog and share the love. : )

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  7. This headband is adorable and easy to make - WE LOVE IT especially the fabric you've chosen!

    Thanks for sharing on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT. We'd love it if you link back to BeBetsy. -xo Have a terrific week.

    Sharon and Denise
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    1. Thank you! And thanks for hosting the link party. : )

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  8. Very cute. Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along. www.leahinspired.com

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  9. This turned out super cute! I think I need to make some; my hair has perpetually been in a lazy bun all summer long, this would help me not look quite so lazy. :) Keep on sewing! I'll be featuring this on my blog tomorrow!

    http://www.sumossweetstuff.com

    Thanks for linking up!
    Sumo:)

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    1. Thank you for featuring this and for hosting the link party!!! This is a perfect little headband for summer. : )

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  10. CELEBRATE! ♥ YOU'VE BEEN FEATURED! on the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No. 12. http://bebetsy.com.

    Grab a featured button here http://bit.ly/11S2wN1. Our next party starts at midnight tonight so find something cool to BRAG ABOUT and link it up.

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  11. Hi Stephanie, I broke out the sewing machine myself lately hoping to show Sammie some more sewing time. This might be a project we can do together. Super cute! Thanks for sharing & linking up at DearCreatives.com Theresa

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  12. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

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  13. This is so sweet. When I was a kid, m mom made ALL of my hair bows and headbands and it is something that I really want to share with my daughter. I haven't sewn in years but it is time. She is 5 and I have great memories of sewing with my mom at that age--mostly picking out fabrics and designing but I really want her to have that too--this is a PERFECT first project for us!!!! Tanks for making it look so easy. Thanks for sharing at the Friday Follow Along at www.frugalfitfamily.com - sorry it took so long to comment!

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