Bohemian and hippie cohesively go together and have always been “in” where fashion is concerned. I love pairing a flowy and gauzy blouse with a pair of jeans, or a long cotton panel skirt with a leather belt resting on my hips. Bohemian/hippie clothing is so comfortable; no constricting waistbands or too tight tops, just free flowing fashion in its natural form. It is about being comfortable and beautiful at the same time.
Today I am offering a super simple sewing tutorial where we will make a hippie/bohemian headband together. The greatest thing about these headbands is that you do not need any sewing skills and you can custom design them with any ribbon or lace that you like! These headbands are universal in that one size fits most, however you can design it to have a perfect fit to your head! These easily can be whipped up in 30 minutes.
To start you will need the following sewing notions.
Feel free to use any ribbon, however I do not recommend satin unless you are experienced as it is a little slippery to work with. First you will need to measure the crown of your head with a tape measure, it should sit just above the brow bone, do not pull to tightly. You will want to cut your ribbon 1.5 inches inches less then your measurement. So for me, my measurement was 23.5, so i cut my ribbon at 22 inches.
Next it is time to cut your elastic at 4.5 inches( trust me it seems like a lot but we will be folding it to sew it)
Next take one end of your ribbon and fold it 1/2 inch in:
Next take that same edge and fold it in until it looks like the point of an arrow:
Now repeat on the other side, feel free to use a small amount of “fray check” if your ribbon is fraying:
Now it is time to sew! If you do not have a sewing machine, you can sew this by hand, however it will be stronger and longer lasting if machine sewn. Sew along the bottom of the arrow, back-stitching several times:
Repeat on other side. Now it is time to add the elastic! Beginning on any edge, take the elastic and fold it 1/2 inch under, placing the folded edge and lining it up to the bottom edge of the arrow:
Sew the elastic on, back-stitching several times. It should look like this when you are done:
Repeat on other side. You are done! Now go wear it in a variety of styles and make all of your friends jealous! See this style of headband as well as braided leather headbands, stretchy turban headbands and so much more in my etsy shop @ http://www.dramatiquedesigns.etsy.com