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DIY: Ribbon Headband

Jane   6 Mar , 2015  

Our yaya has been asking me for two things for our 3-month-old baby girl: (1) cute headbands and (2) have her ears pierced. Her reason was so that our baby girl will look like a “girl.” Having her ears pierced was out of the question for now, but the cute headbands, I don’t mind.

Now, for those who know me very well… I have always been into arts and crafts. In fact, I have a big wall full of crafting tools and supplies. So, when our yaya requested for headbands, I ended up making a few cute ones for our little baby girl. Here’s one of them that is quite easy to make:

What you need:

Twill ribbon of your choice, glue gun, thread, sewing needles, scissors, and (not in photo) headband or stretchy ribbons

Twill ribbon of your choice, glue gun, thread, sewing needles, scissors, and (not in photo) headband or stretchy ribbons

See the three looped strips of ribbon that are attached together in the center on the top photo? Those are 8.5 inches long each and are looped and sewn together. So, three strips of ribbon with an approximate 8.5 inch long each.DIY headband strips

 

Loop each of them and sew all three together at the center, so it will look like this:DIY headband three loops

Position the three loops in this manner:20150228_192920

Add another strip at the back. This strip should be about 5-6 inches long. Trim both sides into an inverted arrow.

DIY headband strips

Once you’ve sewn all four trips together, knot the thread and cut.

The last strip should be about 2-2.5 inch long. Make sure that it covers the bow vertically.

Here's how the front should look like.

Here’s how the front should look like.

Here's how the back sholuld look like.

Here’s how the back sholuld look like.

Stick them all together using the glue gun. You can also make sure that everything doesn’t move by sticking glue gun in between all the strips. Wrap the vertical strip, and seal with the glue gun. Make sure that you leave a space in between the strip and the bows. I will show you why later on…

Here's the front

Here’s the front

Here's the back

Here’s the back

 

Now, you can opt to use a hair clip, a headband, or in my case, a stretchy bow (as it is the safest for our baby girl):

You can use a clip and have it go through the loop.

You can use a clip and have it go through the loop.

Or you can use a stretchy strip as a headband. Just have it go through the loop and knot both ends together.

Or you can use a stretchy strip as a headband. Just have it go through the loop and knot both ends together.

 

Here is the finished product, as modeled by our baby girl LJ 🙂

Look how pretty the bow came out!

Look how pretty the bow came out!

Here's another shot... Pardon the "tulo-laway" hihi...

Here’s another shot… Pardon the “tulo-laway” hihi…

 

I hope you like this post, and you find this project an easy one to make. This was my very first headband (with bow) project, and I have made a lot more versions. So, watch out for my DIY posts!

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