Thursday, August 11, 2011

not just for girls

If you're a boy and you want to impress your girlfriend, I've got the perfect project for you!
My oldest son who is 29 and lives in SC came to visit for a weekend in July.  Much to my disbelief, he wanted to make a headband for his girlfriend who is working in Colorado.
He did all the Google research on the type and size and I had him 'shop' in my huge fabric supply right here in my studio.
We used this Between The Lines blog post as our guide.
While reading the directions, Daniel saw that the headband shown was made for a child so we adjusted our measurements, but not by much.

We cut the large piece (the main part of the headband) 
5 inches x 17 inches
We cut the smaller piece (the part that covers the elastic)
6cm x 20cm
and the piece of wide elastic 
12cm long
that is correct
we used inches AND centimeters
the blog is French!

And as long as we were going to make one girl happy, why not two?
so we made one for Holli as well.
I gave direction
Daniel did the sewing and pressing
When the project was complete he headed straight to the big screen to catch what he had missed in the Womens World Cup
no worries here that he's changing his hobbies from sports to sewing
but it sure was fun for a day!

 Holli's is pink and gray
Katie's is green and blue
 Daniel pulling the elastic through its sleeve
It took me awhile to figure out the directions for this part because I had a hard time telling the difference between the right and wrong side of the fabric in the original blog photos. 
I think this photo will help me with future headbands

 the man at the machine!

 the finished product
I folded the widest part in a little for this look
and sent a surprise photo/text message to Holli

maybe I'll get photos of the girls one day...

Blog update
Daniel, Katie and the headband!

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