Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Smashed Headband Tutorial

What an ordeal it has been to get these pictures onto this blog!

Needle & Thread
Glue Gun
A Jewel or Button

~ Get a t-shirt and cut about a 1 1/2 inch strip from the sleeve.

~Then cute a strip from the center section of the shirt... this will make up the flower, so for a smaller flower cut a thinner strip for a larger flower cute a wider one. Mine was about 2-inches wide.
~ Take the long strip of fabric and start twisting and tucking it in a circle. Putting one layer/tuck right under the other. (Play around a little bit till it looks right to you)
~Once you have it all twisted and tucked take a needle and thread and sew through the center catching all the layers of fabric... do this a few times so it won't fall apart. Its best to thread the needle before you twist the fabric so you don't have to put the flower down in between these steps.
~ Then iron it flat... smush it!
~ After I ironed it I glued down any piece that I could lift up.. this is to make sure that after wearing or washing it it will stay in the same shape. I also glued a jewel in the center to cover up the thread and to add a little bling.
~Glue it onto the circle piece that we cut from the sleeve, make sure to glue it right on top of the seam so that it won't show... and there you go...
I took this picture by myself of myself, I guess I was really putting a lot of physical effort into because my forehead is all wrinkly (I get my wrinkle forehead from my Dad).

Hopefully you can have as much fun making these as I have... If you have any question feel free to e-mail me or leave your question in the comments... and I would love to see pictures of any that you make!


linda said...

Love it!! I'm totally making one!!

the Eggett's said...

SO COOL! Will you make one for me??

The Weight Loss Debutante said...

you should sell these. amazing

Brittany said...

Wow! I love it! I'll have to try that... but I'm afraid mine won't look half as good as yours! You are so crafty! :)

linda said...

Hi! I just nominated your blog for the One Lovely Blog Award. Check it out at: www.diaryofacraftaholic.blogspot.com :)

Lyssa said...

That's awesome! Cairen, you amaze me....and how do you find time?! oh ya, your kids sleep in the day...

The Jones Fam said...

Love the one you made me :) Maybe I will try to make one for myself one of these days!

Red Writing said...

That is beautiful! I am incharge of doing a craft with everyone at my BF's 3oth b-day party this weekend and guess what??This is now it! Thank you!!!

heather said...

loveloveloveee this!
so glad i found you. :]

Anna said...

just pulled two t-shirts out of my giveaway pile to recycle! cant wait!

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