Thursday, 29 September 2011

Haute Headbands

If I had to pick my favourite feature, it would definitely be my hair. No matter how often I flat iron, curl, hairspray or style it, it always bounces back to its beautiful, shiny self. I've almost never met a hairstyle that I didn’t rock and, since I’ve been sporting a shorter ‘do of late, headbands have become an essential part of my hair styling regimen.

In short, happy hair = happy Lynn! 

So I was BEYOND excited to dig into Headbands & Hairstyles, and give my hair some homemade love for all its hard work.

As I scanned through the book, earmarking style that I wanted to try, I squealed when I came across the page of glittery sequins, worn hippie-style over long, flowing locks or offset over a sweet side ponytail. I just knew I had to try! Sewing on the sequins was a challenge, but well worth the reward when I finished up this pretty little glitter heart (below), perfect for Valentine's Day or, let’s be honest, any time of year!

Next, with just a couple of zigzag stitches, some sequins and glue, I created the pretty-in-pink ruched headband (top of page). A few folds and a wrap produced my perfect-as-a-present big bow band (below). And it wasn’t long before I had a collection of haute couture headbands!
Tips & Tricks

To get the most out of the headbands included, attach a piece of velcro to your band then put the complementary piece on all of your decals so you can mix and match with your mood.

The sequined headband decals require felt, which is not included. Since I didn’t have any on hand, I had to improvise. If you find yourself similarly felt-less, you can cut your design out of an old scrap of fabric (mine came from a hideous old couch cushion), the thicker the better. Once you’re done sewing, simply glue a piece of cardboard on the back to keep it sturdy.