Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tie Headband






For this project, you will need:

-1 tie (Thrift Store: $2 )
- Scizzors 
-Embellishment for middle of your flower ( 12/$2 )
-Hot glue gun for embellishment, or sewing machine
-6 or more inches of elastic


1. Cut the skinny part of the tie for your headband. I cut about 16 inches.


 2. Fold over the edge where you cut the tie and attach two elastic bands about 3 or more inches. You'll have to check to see how it fits on your head. Pin your elastic band to the edge.
  
 3. Using your sewing machine or hand stitching, attach the elastic bands to your tie.
  
4. Cut open the largest part of the tie and spread it out. 
  
 5. Place a bowl or something about that size on the tie to trace a circle for your flower. Cut out the circle. (It doesn't have the be perfect).
  
 6. Sew about 1/8 - 1/4 inch from the edge of the circle making stitches about 1/2 inch long. Sew all the way around.
  
 7. Start pulling the thread along the way to bunch up the material.
  
 8. Once you've sewn all the way around, pull the thread tight and tie it off so you have a flower that looks something like this.
  
 9. I sewed my little jewel on the middle of my flower and to the tie headband. You can also hot glue your embellishment onto the flower and headband.
  
 THAT'S IT! you're
done!
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36 comments:

  1. I love this! You are so talented... I can't wait to try it! :)

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  2. what a great idea! and thanks so much for posting the tutorial. may have to give this a whirl...

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  3. What a cool idea! Thank you so much for linking up today. :)

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  4. I love this! I'm going to bookmark it so I can try it. I can't wait!

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  5. Thank you for your comment. I am so glad I found your blog...just became a follower! This is a great idea and can't wait to make one.

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  6. What a cute idea! I love that you used a tie. So clever!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  7. Yay! A cool upgrade for some of hubby's "dated" ties!

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  8. Super cute!!

    Thank you so much for stopping by the Talented Tuesday at My Frugal Family link party, and adding this to the page! Don’t forget to stop back next week to see which links from this week are featured, and to add your new links!

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  9. This is one to put on my to-do list! So cute!

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  10. This is just lovely!!! I have some thrift store ties I might just whip out for this! (Hopefully hubby won't notice any are missing)

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  11. Very cute and resourceful! Thanks for sharing!
    -Tiff

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  12. This is fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. So cute!!! I just wish headbands didn't hurt my head so much, or I'd be busting a bunch of these out.

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  14. Fun idea! Thanks for the tutorial! Stop by Thursday and link up to Make it, Wear it!

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  15. I made one last night and am wearing it today! I love it and have gotten lots of compliments on it. Going to make more for me and for my daughter! :)

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  16. Oh, send us a picture!!! We'd love to post your headband here, that would be great! Thanks for following our blog, we love readers!!

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  17. I'm hoping to inherit some funky ties of my Dad's someday. :>) I linked to this on my weekly roundup - thanks so much for sharing!

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  18. Thank you so much - I am definitely making one of these for myself...

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  19. I love this! I have about a dozen (actually three times that) ties that I could use for these!

    Thanks for the tutorial. I will be featuring it on my blog tomorrow.

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  20. This is so great! I have a bag full of Ties that hubs hasn't worn in years but I couldn't stand to get rid of them. My girls love headbands and crafts so this will be something we can do together.

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  21. What a CLEVER idea!! Too bad my husband just threw out some unwanted ties. That's okay, I think I'd rather have my pick of thrift store selection!! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  22. I featured this fabulous idea on my blog today: http://oopsey-daisy.blogspot.com/2010/03/wednesdays-wowzers-what-im-lovin.html

    Thanks again for sharing!!!

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  23. What a wonderful idea! Would make for a very luxurious headband for FREE, especially since my husband doesn't wear half his ties ...

    I've featured them on my site today, and you can grab an "I've been featured" badge if you'd like.

    Thanks for sharing!! :)

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  24. I featured this today on Today's Top 20!

    Amanda
    todaystoptwenty.blogspot.com

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  25. this is such a cute idea! I hope you'll come link up to my Sew Crafty Saturday Party! ~April

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday.html

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  26. almost a year after this post, I finally got around to trying your flower portion of this tutorial. Thanks!!! It's been in my favorites for way too long!
    http://makinmommabproud.blogspot.com

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  27. thanks for tutorial.I will try it..

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  28. I made on today and I LOVE it! Thank you for the tutorial!!!

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