Welcome to the newly refurbished Blossoms Blog. We've been making a lot of changes in Blossomville, notice the new look? ;)
We've had some of our lovely customers ask us about our fold over elastic (FOE), how they can make secure headbands with it and what are the best ways to attach different embellishments onto them.
I've decided to do a series of headband tutorials to cover all of these topics - Headband 101!
Now, the first thing to start off with, is of course how to make a standard FOE interchangeable headband. An interchangeable headband is the most versatile FOE headband you can make as you can use if for various embellishments (although some just won't work) but the part that'll sell you is the awesome loop for Le Clippies!
Many of our customers make hair bows and various other types of clips - knowing how to make an interchangeable headband is an fab way to add more value to your product as you can sell it along with the clip or offer it as a useful extra. Interchangeable headbands are also extremely handy for babies who don't yet have enough hair to wear clips.
I've included a step-by-step photo tutorial on how to make your very own interchangeable headbands, and have also provided a sizing chart for you to see before you begin, that way you know how much elastic you'll need. This way you can avoid making them too tight, or too big. Your customers will love you for it!
WHAT YOU NEED:
* FOE - I'm using our 5/8" Princess Pink
* A ruler that measures in inches
* A strong fabric glue - Fabri-Tac is recommended
* Sharp scissors
Measure out the length of FOE needed for the size headband you're making. I'm making a standard 15" size ( Check guide for more sizing information.). Now add an extra 1/2 an inch to that number, and snip.
Once you've cut your main piece, measure out another 2 inches of FOE and snip again. This will be used to make the loop for your pretty clippy bows! Set this aside until you need it.
|Now flip your ready glued band over, and add another dab of glue to the center of that extra inch we cut.|
|Now this is where that 2 inch length comes in. Grab it, and do the exact same thing as we did in STEP 3. Place it lightly on top, let the glue get a little heavy, them BAM. Stick that mother down :)|
|If you have a teeny bit of remaing FOE poking out from underneath the headband, snip it. Snip it off. Snip it all off!|
Your mission is complete - you can now sit back and marvel at your fabulous interchangeable headbands!
I would advise that you don't get carried away and start adding clips or getting your cats to model them so soon. Fabri-Tac is pretty awesome, and dries fairly quickly - but if you're making an order, try not to fiddle with them until they've had a good 24 to dry completely. You'll be amazed with how strong your headbands are in the morning! (Providing you're using Fabri-Tac or even E-6000)
The next addition to Headband 101, is how to make the right headband based on what embellishment you're using. I'll have that up within the next couple of days, so if you're interested and/or enjoyed this tutorial - please click the follow flag over on the right hand side so you can keep up with all our future posts!
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Happy crafting Blossoms!