Isn’t this vintage patchwork and lace headband fantastic? This is a perfect weekend craft!
Hi guys! It’s Ashlee from My So Called Crafty Life.
Today I am excited to share a fun vintage patchwork and lace headband you can make with scraps of vintage fabrics and some lace ribbon.
I wear a lot of headbands and hair clips since I can’t stand having my hair all in my face when I’m working. This headband does the trick and it is also really fun to make!
Here’s What You Need:
- Lace Ribbon (I bought mine at Hobby Lobby)
- Vintage Flour Sack Scraps or Scrap Fabric of your choice
- Rotary Cutter and Self Healing Mat
- Sewing Machine and Thread
- Straight Pins
- Iron and Ironing Board
The first thing you need to do is pick your fabrics.
Pick out a handful you like.
Measure the width of your ribbon and decide the finished width of your fabric. My ribbon was two inches wide and, I wanted my width of my patchwork strip to be 1.5” wide. So I cut my strips to be 2.5×3” each, therefore each of my finished patchwork pieces will end up at 1.5×2”
Once you have your patch pieces cut, you are ready to sew your strip.
Take the first two pieces and lay them right sides touching. Now you are going to sew a half inch seam across the right short side (2.5” side).
Now take your third piece and lay it on the second piece right sides together.
Stitch them together with a half inch seam like you did the first. Now you should have a strip of three.
Continue sewing your pieces together like you did previously until you have a strip that is the length you want.
Press open all of your seam allowances with your iron.
Now press the length of your strip in towards the wrong side at the top and bottom by a half an inch so your raw edges are concealed and your strip width will be 1.5”.
Press in the ends by a half an inch too.
Now cut your lace ribbon to the length you want. I cut mine to go around my head plus more for tying in a bow.
Pin your patchwork strip to your lace ribbon centering it in the middle of the ribbon both lengthwise and widthwise.
Now you need to sew it down.
Top stitch up one of the long sides as close to the edge as you can, then pivot and stitch across the bottom, then pivot and stitch up the other long side, then stitch across the other end.
Clip your threads and you now have a lovely new hair accessory!
I really have been loving this vintage patchwork and lace headband!
It stays in place and is comfortable.
What I really love the most about it is the sweet vintage fabrics, and I am a sucker for anything patchwork!
It is really easy to customize this headband to your own style. You can use any wide ribbon you like, and play around with different prints and color combinations.
I hope you will give it a try sometime! I’ll be back next week with more DIY fun!