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)
• 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

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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

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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

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Fold the circle in half again and sew threw the point of the folded circle (fig. C).

Step 4: Creating the Ruffle

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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

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Tie off the open end and trim excess string (fig. E).

Step 6: Attaching Ruffle to Headband

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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

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Adorn headband with buttons, this step is optional (fig. G).

Step 8: Finished Headband

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Here is the finished headband.


Yashfa Zafar (author)2013-03-29

such a cute headband. definitely making one.

ckarigan (author)2012-04-11

So Cute! Thanks for sharing

dana-dxb (author)2012-01-09

soo cute and nicely don
im doing the same thees days
will not the bands but rebins and bags
and u know what thy sell will

Bard (author)2010-09-01

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

kolleenk (author)Bard2010-09-01

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

katz (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!

Bard (author)katz2010-08-27

wouldn't the hot glue melt the plastic bags?

kolleenk (author)Bard2010-08-27

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

katz (author)kolleenk2010-08-31

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

graceali (author)2010-08-27

This is beautiful. I love it. Well done!

maltesergr8 (author)2010-08-26

Very nice 'able! Thanks for sharing ;)

hammer9876 (author)2010-08-26

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

jiajunwang (author)2010-08-23

very pretty!

omnibot (author)2010-08-23

Super cute! ^_^

Applejuice11 (author)2010-08-23

i need to make these! Their so cute!

tesla94 (author)2010-08-23

Very cute!

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