During Lockdown 1 back in the Spring I became a bit obsessed with head bands because of the inevitable 'Lockdown Hair'. I bough quite a few and wore some of them but I do have an impossibly big head that to me is also a strange shape so I struggle a bit to find something that I liked and that suited me, especially while all the shops were shut!
Having joined the fabulous pre-order group for Clarabelle fabrics I saw a few people making them out of Claire's amazing European fabrics so I watched a few tutorials and had a little play, tweaked it all a bit and then found I loved the results!
With Lockdown 2 impending imminently, the timing couldn't have been better because despite managing to get a last minute hair cut, who knows how long it will all last this time, and it's better to be safe than sorry!
I have made this video tutorial for you to show you how I have done it - and you can download the FREE patterns for both widths of head band here.
By the way, the beautiful fabrics I use in the video came from Clarabellfabrics.com too. Claire's selection is totally fabulous and she's a valued member of my sewing community Kernow Sewcial as well as running her own pre-order group too. If you love mostly stretch fabrics in amazing prints and especially if you like making for the small people in your life ( though there is plenty here for adults too, I really recommend you check her out )
The bespoke pattern weights came from Pattern Weights, another awesome local to me Cornish Company run by LOVELY people providing a super service. If you are a rotary cutter user then check out their varied and beautiful collection of designs. One day I'd love to design a set for myself !!
Sewing. pattern cutting, teaching, tea and Jelly Babies!