Introduction: Recycled Ruffled Headband


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)
• Scissors
• Sewing needle and thread in appropriate color
• Wide Headband
• Hot glue gun
• Straight pins
• Ruler
• Piece of paper
• Pencil/pen
• 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.

Comments

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Yashfa+Zafar made it!(author)2013-03-29

such a cute headband. definitely making one.

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ckarigan made it!(author)2012-04-11

So Cute! Thanks for sharing
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dana-dxb made it!(author)2012-01-09

soo cute and nicely don
im doing the same thees days
will not the bands but rebins and bags
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Bard made it!(author)2010-09-01

Another thing you could do would be instead of buttons add sea shells, polished rocks, shellacked gummy fruit..ects.

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kolleenk made it!(author)2010-09-01

all very good ideas, i use buttons for everything since i inherited multiple button jars

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katz made it!(author)2010-08-26

Great recycling project! I bet it would work great with making circles from plastic bags, especially if you use zig-zag scizzors!

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Bard made it!(author)2010-08-27

wouldn't the hot glue melt the plastic bags?

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kolleenk made it!(author)2010-08-27

you could probably use dryer sheets and they wouldn't melt

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katz made it!(author)2010-08-31

I haven't tried, but would think that hot glue would melt them slightly, but not in a way to spoil them but in a way that would add extra bonding - kind of fuse them together

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graceali made it!(author)2010-08-27

This is beautiful. I love it. Well done!

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maltesergr8 made it!(author)2010-08-26

Very nice 'able! Thanks for sharing ;)

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hammer9876 made it!(author)2010-08-26

And my mind goes wild with variations! Thank you for this idea.

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jiajunwang made it!(author)2010-08-23

very pretty!

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omnibot made it!(author)2010-08-23

Super cute! ^_^

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Applejuice11 made it!(author)2010-08-23

i need to make these! Their so cute!

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tesla94 made it!(author)2010-08-23

Very cute!

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