so when my fam and i went up to salt lake,
of course we made a trip into anthropologie.
i spotted this little silk scarf bow headband
first thing i noticed, it had a hairtie sewed in as elastic...
now that's just too easy!
i made sure to take some pictures along the way
so you can try it too ;]
- little elastic hairtie
- pretty silky scarf (mine was thrifted. of course.)
- something to sew with
fold up your scarf diagonally, or triangle style,
and cut it as wide as you want your headband to be
plus a little bit of seam allowance for sewing.
mine ended up being about 4 inches.
pin up the cut edge, making sure the right sides are together!
and stitch it up!
press open the seam, fold it right side out,
and press it just a baby bit with the seam in the middle of the scarf roll,
so it looks like a man's tie from the backside.
now cut your long scarf snake in half so you can sew in the elastic!
fold over about a 1/4th inch of the cut end,
making sure the backside is facing up, and press it.
then since mine was too wide for the elastic, i folded it down also.
fold that edge over your hair tie and pin it and stitch it.
try to sew it close to the folded edge, about an 1/8th of an inch
so you catch all those cut edges inside making a nice clean super pro finish.
then of course repeat on the other side.
now all you have to do is tie your loose, pointy ends into a cute little bow,
and rock your new headband all over town!
and feel free to post a link to your version in the comments if you make one,
i'd love to see it!