Introduction: Recycled Ruffled Headband
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To make this headband you can use any lightweight material. I used an old chiffon skirt.
Tools & Materials
• Approximately a quarter yard of lightweight material (chiffon, organza, cotton, etc)
• Sewing needle and thread in appropriate color
• Wide Headband
• Hot glue gun
• Straight pins
• Piece of paper
• Buttons Optional
Step 1: Begin by Making a Pattern
Take the piece of paper and make a circle with a 2.5” diameter, cut out this circle to use as a pattern. Cut out 30 circles using the fabric of your choice (fig. A).
Step 2: After All the Peices Are Cut
Thread needle with about a foot of thread, tie a knot at the end. Take a circle and fold it in half (fig. B).
Step 3: Start Sewing
Fold the circle in half again and sew threw the point of the folded circle (fig. C).
Step 4: Creating the Ruffle
Take the remaining circles and repeat step four until all the circles are used. Gather all the pieces together creating a ruffle (fig. D)
Step 5: Finishing the Ruffle
Tie off the open end and trim excess string (fig. E).
Step 6: Attaching Ruffle to Headband
Hot glue the ruffle piece to the headband. I prefer mine off centered so I started with one edge at the center top and glued the remaining down the sides but you can put the ruffle anywhere on the headband depending on taste (fig. F)
Step 7: Optional Adrornment
Adorn headband with buttons, this step is optional (fig. G).
Step 8: Finished Headband
Here is the finished headband.
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