headbands, headbands, and more headbands

I got a little crazy with the hot glue gun this weekend and made a bazillion baby headbands.  Don't worry, they are not all for Ruby.

 Not needing to re-invent the wheel, I used a bunch of tutorials from around the internet:

the purl bee - felt rose barrette
little miss momma - scrunch fabric flower pom pom tutorial
little birdie secrets - fabric rosebud tutorial
not martha (on holidash) - felt dahlia
i am momma - hear me roar - rolled felt flower

These are my favorites:
 After all that hot-gluing, I am a bit short on fingertips.

In other news, I inherited the crafty contents of my ward's Relief Society (the women's organization at my church) closet.  Which means I have a big box of vintage supplies.  Actual vintage, not "vintage."  I'm so excited.  More to come on that later.

42 comments:

Lauren said...

Gorgeous! What do you use as the headband part? Is it just elastic or do you sew fabric?

Jennifer said...

Thank you! I have 3 little girls and can't wait to get started on some of these. I love your blog. :)

Gabby said...

Love 'em. Wish my daughter would wear headbands!

Kali said...

I second the first comment. Looks like elastic. Just wondering where you get it from. these are all adorable!

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Amber said...

What timing! I was actually heading to the store later to get supplies to make some too! I'm going to try both elastics and stretch lace. I have 2 girls (2 yo and 5 mo) so figure I'll try a variety and see what works best.

sewfearless.com said...

Lovely. What a fun collection.

(The elastic looks like Fold Over Elastic, which can be found in a variety of colors on Etsy.com)

Diana Smith said...

ADORABLE!! Do you sell these?? I want to make some but can never find the time and my baby has a gorgeous head of hair that would love some pretty flowers! I love your blog, so much inspiration!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Your headbands turned out fabulous! So glad you tried the POM POM style!

thanks for linking :)
you rock!
ashley
www.littlemissmomma.com

Erica said...

These are so cute! I am going to have to make some of these for my girls!

Flo said...

Just for princess... Lovely !

Lori Thompson said...

Love all the headbands...very cute! Over the summer I too inheritate vintage sewing items from my mom (which belonged to her mom!) FUN! A mini Christmas! Hopefully I'll see you around Christmas time...

Caroline @ The Feminist Housewife said...

These are so ridiculously cute...and perfect timing! I'm about to make some for my niece for Christmas! = )

Emily said...

Loving those headbands! I got a cast off hymnbook at church yesterday but am a little jealous of your vintage sewing stuff. :)

Lexi said...

the pink/brown look like fold over elastic. they have some at joanns near the ribbon/lace.

other 2 look like normal elastic

super cute!

Jessica said...

I was just thinking that I need to make me and my daughter some cute new headbands and clips. I love your pictures and headbands. All of them look amazing!
How fun that you got that box of things. I can't wait to hear more about it.

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Sarah said...

What did you use for the headband base? I just threw a hair clip making party this week with some friends and used lots of the same tutorials! I loved the purl bee rose!

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so cute! I know you are enjoying having a girl!

Krista said...

I LOVE these!! Going to make some of my own soon. Thanks for all the info :)

Krista

Vanessa said...

So, so cute! I like the black band with the red poinsettia-looking flower!

Thrift Store Mama said...

I LOVE the vintage (not "vintage") notions. I received some in my grandmother's sewing basket after her death and I occasionally find some at the thrift store, too.

The Henrich Family said...

nice Jill. I bet the RS goods are gonna be fun. I can only imagine how ancient they could be...

Melissa said...

darling headbands. i just had a little girl a few weeks ago and i cant wait to make her some of these. thanks for posting.

barneyn said...

wow those are sooo cute! thanks for posting the links! and how exciting on your inheritance!

Anna said...

They are way cute... that's on my to do list this week too... My girlies are in desperate need of head accessories!

where do you get the actual headbands? the elastic you know... I don't dig those thick crochet head bands so much... I like the thin/subtle/delicate kind like the ones you showed!

Angie said...

So cute! Thanks for providing the links, too. I was already planning on doing some crocheted flower headbands for a little christmas gift. Now I can throw in a little more variety. :)

homemade by jill said...

The thicker headbands are made of Fold Over Elastic, which you should be able to find in the elastic/trim sections of most fabric stores. It comes in many colors and is great for baby headbands because it is so soft and stretchy.

The cream colored headbands are made out of plain old elastic, but it is different than the packaged kind. It was sold by the yard at my fabric store (for cheap - only 60 cents a yard) but it feels like a cotton elastic instead of polyester. It is also quite soft, and not as stiff of an elastic as the packaged kind.

If you are looking for good elastic, just go to your fabric store and feel them all. Chances are, if it is soft and stretchy, it will make a good headband. :)

Kristi (aka T!) said...

OMG!! My Gpa (passed on) retired from Woolworth's YEARS ago. That is amazing. I have not seen that packaging in soooo many years.
I will show this to my mom and gma. They will cry!!
Thanks for sharing. Seriously that picture just flooded me with so many great memories. Thanks for sharing.

Debbie said...

Hey Jill! Thanks for the get well wishes. :) It was so nice to hear from you! Sure miss the good ol' days. What I wouldn't give to be running up and down a football field right now or playing with all the PETE group. :) Glad you're doing so well. I love your site. :) Lotsa Loves!

Maria Amélia said...

Hi Jill, all of them are so cute!!
Would you tell me what do you use to do the hadbands? Is it elastic? Do you made it or bought ready and only glued or sewed the flowers? I live in Brasil and I never saw it here. If it is elastics how do you lock it? With glue or sew? thank you for sharing the wonderful tutorials. kisses from Brasil

Kristen said...

i love these!!! i have to ask where do you get your headbands??? im in need of some for my little girl! do you make the headband part yourself?

Sugarpie said...

How sweet.. I know the sweetest little girl to make some for. Thanks for some great ideas!
xx
Celia

Jamie said...

So these are my FAVORITE! I have been wanting to learn how to make some of these for my little girl! My sister-in-law sent me the link to this one! I'm IN LOVE! haha thank you so much!

Happy Homemaker And Momma said...

These are adorable!!


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Amy said...

Do you have a recommended size for the elastic part of the headbands? I would love to make some for my 8 month old niece for Christmas, but she lives out of state and I have no idea what size they should be!!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Hey girl,

Just wanted to let you know that I turned the Pom Pom headband into a super cute neckalce! Thought you might like it!

http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/12/pom-pom-bib-necklace-tutorial-lmm.html

ashley
www.littlemissmomma.com

Megan Bone said...

The pink and brown headband with the cream flowers...how do you make those flowers???

Claire said...

Is this my cousin Jilly Bean's blog???? How did I NOT know you had this awesome fantastic blog about crafting! I am in love. And to think I found it blog surfing! You are awesome. LOVE IT! How did you do the headband part on teh brown headband???

homemade by jill said...

Claire, are we related? I feel so rude, but I can't even think of a cousin Claire. But I have dwindling brain cells these days, so my deepest apologies if I am forgetting an obvious connection.

As for the headbands, the brown one is made of Fold Over Elastic (find it in the trims section of your fabric store). It is very soft and stretchy, and makes great baby headbands.

Mom of Steele said...

Do you sell these? There are a few I'd love to have!

Elaine- said...

awwww don't you sell these on etsy for those of us that aren't crafty? i love love them!!

May Park said...

There so beautiful!!! What a cute creation!!!
If you don't mind, can you tell me where I can by those hairbands which has soft colors like a pink and ivory. There are only bold colors like a red and blue at Michael's. Thanks for sharing!!!

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