I really love wearing my hair down. On a good day it’s big and fabulous just the way I like it. What I don’t always love is the Summer heat + my loose hair. My perfectly primped curls can quickly turn into an annoying sweaty mess if I set them free for too long. I used to rely on those skinny elastic headbands to keep my hair off of my neck but I usually end up throwing them away because they’re easily stretched out. Scarves are a really great option but I don’t like fumbling with the extra fabric. So I decided to try making my own hair accessories. These tie up headbands are a cross between a headband and scarf. They’re very easy to make and you can whip one up in minutes. Best of all you get an adjustable headband with a super cute bow on top..
Supplies: 2 pieces of fabric 35″ X 5″, 1 piece of lightweight interfacing cut to 34″ X 4″ and a sewing machine.
Instructions: 1. Iron the interfacing on to the center of 1 of the pieces of fabric. 2. With the right sides of the fabric facing together stitch around the entire rectangle of fabric leaving a 2 inch hole (I used a 1/4 inch seam allowance). 3. Turn the fabric right sides out and press with an iron. 4. Stitch around the entire rectangle again this time making sure to stitch up your gap. 5. Position your headband on your head and tie a simple knot (that’s your bow) where ever you’d like your bow positioned. Shape your bow by adjusting the fabric. Enjoy!