How cool is this? A winter, bandana headband?! I'm like Rosie the Riveter, but cold. LOL!
I started with a $1 bandana from Wal-Mart.
I OVER-traced my original headband and cut it out.
I added interfacing to stabilize and add a crisper, cleaner look to the bandana. Follow the instructions on your interfacing package. I cut out my interfacing the exact same size as my bandana. I used an iron to bond the interfacing and bandana material.
This is a winter headband after all, so the plan is to add a fleece lining. Trace and cut the fleece to match the bandana piece.
I wanted a bow, because I want bows everywhere. So, I cut one corner scrap of the bandana. I cut along the pattern part of the bandana, leaving a little extra for seam allowance.
Put the two bandana pieces together and sew, leaving a 1/2" opening to turn it right side out. Once turned right side out, you can use a skewer or pencil, something pointy, to gently push out the points of the bandana for a crisper, more defined, point.
I didn't even sew the opening shut. I just tied the triangle bandana piece in 1 knot, hiding any raw bits.
I decided where I wanted my bow by, "trying on" the bandana (look at yourself in the mirror). Pin the bow in place to keep it from moving.
I hand sewed the bow onto the headband. The arrows above show where I sewed. Below, shows all the knots are on the wrong side of the fabric.
Now it's time to put the two pieces, the bandana with the bow and the black fleece, right sides together. Pin in place and sew, leaving one end of the headband open.
Through the open end, turn the headband right side out. You can use a skewer, or something pointy, to push the corners out.
OMG! How freaking cute?! Iron the entire headband in preparation for the next step.
Rosie the Riveter is an icon that represents women during WW2. After the draft, women had to take on jobs that the men left behind such as factories and shipyards.
Rosie was simply a propaganda tool used by governments to get women to work because the majority of their workforce was now serving in the war.
Regardless, Rosie seems to represent women everywhere. She represents feminism and gender equality.
Time to close her up! Fold the raw edges in and pin.
Sew around the entire headband approx. 1/4" in from the edge. This will close up your pinned section as well.
Cut 2 Velcro pieces. I found this soft kind at JoAnns. It says it's used for wrapping around things. I just thought it would be soft on my head compared to regular, rough Velcro.
Sew one piece onto the bandana side, near the edge. As you can see, I sewed around the edge and made and X through the middle of the Velcro.
Do the same thing with the other piece of Velcro on the black fleece side on the opposite end of the headband. Make sure you add the Velcro pieces- one on the red side, one on the black side. Make sure you place them correctly so they will Velcro together.
I had to change my thread and bobbin a few times to make sure I didn't get black thread on red bandana or red thread on black fleece. Just FYI.
.....AND.... we're done. Put that baby on and rock your bad ass self. Rosie the Riveter style.
How about a leopard faux fur headband made from leftover fur from the Faux Fur Sweatshirt project? Exactly the same as the bandana headband. Just no bow.... and FIERCE! Remember to tuck the fur in before sewing. If it's all willy-nilly hanging out everywhere, your fur will look funny when you turn it right side out.
Thank you for stopping!
Until next time, stay gold.
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