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Tuesday Time to Tackle: Baby Headbands with Exchangeable Bows

Are you familiar with the school assignment of writing a paragraph describing how to make a peanut butter sandwich?  The teacher then follows the student's steps exactly, to some fairly humorous results. The point of the lesson is to encourage preciseness and clarity.  


Recently, I decided to make some headbands for my granddaughter, and I thought I could write a tutorial for the blog.  I planned to use lots of photos, so that if my words didn't make sense, hopefully the photos would. 

Unfortunately, I got sloppy in my photo-taking.  I couldn't find photos I thought I took, and the photo I found was terribly blurry.  Fortunately, making a handband is about as simple as making a peanut-butter sandwich, and the photos I have of the finished product hopefully will be worth the proverbial million words.  

  

Supplies needed:  stretchy headband ribbon (I found mine sold by the roll at Walmart); assorted ribbons, buttons, and other decorations; velcro circles; bias tape; hot glue; and thread.

Cut the stretchy ribbon to the desired length.  (I used about 14 inches for a little baby.)  Sew bias tape on the short ends to keep the headband from fraying.  Sew the bias-taped ends together.  Apply a circle of velcro on top.  

Using your decorative ribbon, make a bow (or two or three).  Bows can be made by tying the ribbon as you would a shoelace.  The big poufy bows can be made by holding one end of the ribbon in what will be the middle of the bow, looping the ribbon around to form the poufs, then securely stitching in the middle of the bow.  

I do have a photo of this step:

   
After the bows are made, attach a circle of velcro to the back.  With the velcro circles, you can interchange bows on each headband.

I can't wait to see my granddaughter wearing her made-by-Grandma headbands!

 
Thanks for the simple things, like headbands and peanut-butter sandwiches.


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  1. These are cute! I will have to pin it for future grandchildren. I bet she will look adorable with it on.

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  2. Now, are there instructions for how to keep little girls from pulling the hair bands out constantly to look at them, or stop them from leaving laying around everywhere but in their hair? Ha ha. My stepdaughters are notorious for wanting to wear pretty things in their hair, but then not leaving them on their heads!

    I would like to make these in the girls' school colors!

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  3. These are so cute, Kristi! My youngest granddaughter is well past the age for these sweet little headbands, but it might be a cute addition for her Teddy Bear....hmmm? I've been learning to crochet, so I have made some little crochet flowers and hearts that I've attached hair clasps to and can't wait to see how those look! Keep having fun with that baby!

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