Thursday, October 02, 2008

Headbands


Today I made some pretty cute (I think!) headbands. The thing that I love about making them is that they are a great way to use up scraps of fabric, and they don't take up much time at all. Here are today's selections:


Here they are reversed. The beauty of these headbands is that they are reversible. Two looks for the price of one!


Here are 3 more. The outer layer of the middle headband is a piece from an old sofa. I got that fabric in a thrift store. Somebody gave me both the fabrics on the far right. I love them --- very early 70's calico.

Here they are reversed. I love the little windmills. It's a reproduction of a feedsack type of fabric.

On the right is another incarnation of that same sofa upholstery. Different fabric on the other side, though. And on the left, is another reproduction pattern.

And on the left in the below photo is a groovy paisley print. I made a wrap skirt from it that is in my etsy shop. Wearing the headband at the same time as the skirt may be a little much!



On the right, is a vintage fabric that I scored at the free shed at our local trash collection center. People put things in this shed if they think it is something someone might like. Well, I sure did!

Here they are reversed:




I have a good stash of leather, so I thought it would give a leather headband a try. I think this one is pretty cute, especially if you like the 1970's. Haha! I cut out the two shapes, glued them together and did some fancy stitching. It's nice, because it is a very heavy duty headband.



Here is it reversed:


Then my eyes fell on my grommet maker, and I got all inspired. Same technique, but I added a row of grommets. It's awesome!



And reversed.... I can't decide if this is Rocker Chick, Harley Mama, Xena Warrior Princess, or early 1970's. Anyhow, I think it's pretty cool.


The leather ones are on etsy in my shop. I mailed the fabric ones to Down Creek Gallery in Ocracoke, NC where they are sold. But, I can always take special orders! Hint, hint!

2 comments:

Habija said...

I am desperate to buy some of your headbands -- the reversible ones from the material at the free shed are my favorites. I bought one of your headbands a couple of years ago, and it is the best I've ever had.
How can I get in touch with you? My niece, who's in charge of the Cake Walk at North Branch's thing on May 17th will buy some for me then if any are available.
Please!!! Julie

Dandelion Factory said...

I can help you with that! Email me at susancpv1@mac.com. Thanks!

Susan