I have a new found respect for people that do DIY tutorials. Do you have any idea how hard it is to take pictures while creating the DIY item?
Really really hard. (either that, or I’m just an idiot. I’m willing to bet my money on the second one)
I was at a swanky hotel one time, and I saw an Indian version of Blair Waldorf (Gossip Girl). The resemblance was uncanny. Blazer, tiny skirt, hair band, the whole bit. I fell in love with her hair band. It was a shiny black with some sort of fine print. On closer inspection I realized it was lace.
Here is the one I made. It’s a shiny black, hard shell hair band with black floral lace.
The inside is felt. I don’t like the little grooves on the bottom of most hair bands, they hurt my scalp. Solution: felt.
What you’ll need:
- Hard shell hair band, preferably shiny
- Scotch tape
- Fabric glue
- Measuring tape
For the tutorial I’m going to use a pink hair band, it’ll be easier to show you what I did on pink. You could of course use any color. I like black the most, but red lace on a red hair band looks pretty great too.
1. First measure your hair band in length and add 1 inch for lace length
Measured length= 15in
Lace length= 15+1
Measuring the width is a little trickery since hair bands are usually wider in the middle and taper towards the end. Measure the widest part if you like (I usually eyeball this) and mark about ½ an inch wider lace than the hair band.
Cut the lace according to your measurements.
2. Now hold the lace in place
3. And secure it with Scotch tape on the inside.
4. Outline the hair band on the felt and cut
5. Hold the hair band and the felt together, make sure that you can’t see any of the felt from outside. If you can, trim the felt a little. Next, apply fabric glue to the felt and secure it in place on the inside of the hair band.
Make sure the felt is properly in place, otherwise move it while the glue is still wet. Press down firmly.
All done! Now you have a Hard Shell Lace Hair Band (that does NOT scratch your scalp)
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