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DIY Headband

DIY Headbands

Hi there! I’m Sara from alice & lois design studios. My twin sister and I share an Etsy shop and blog. I am excited to share this easy and fun sewing tutorial here on Bite Sized Sewing. This tutorial for a little girls fabric headband takes under 30 minutes to complete. This is a great project for beginners.

SUPPLIES

  • Scrap fabric (cotton works best)
  • Fold over elastic
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
  • Headband template

DIY Headbands supplies

DIY Headbands template measurements

STEPS

1. Using template, cut 2 headband pieces. Fold fabric and place wide end of template on fold. The headband pieces are 12 inches in length. The oval shape headband is 1.25 inches on the ends and 2.5 inches in the middle. Cut a 10 inch piece of fold over elastic.

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2. Place the right sides of the fabric together. Fold down 1/4 inch and iron one end of headband. Slid in the FOE between the fabric pieces. Pin the pieces together.

DIY Headbands

3. Starting at the end of the headband with the FOE sticking out, sew that end and the two long sides. Leave the other end of headband open. Leave a half inch on each side of 2 long sides on the open end.

DIY Headbands

4. Next pull the the inside out by pulling the inner fabric through the open end of headband.

DIY Headbands

5. Iron the headband flat. Iron in a quarter inch on the open end of the headband.

DIY Headbands

6. Slip the FOE in the opening (about 1/2 inch). I recommend measuring your child’s head to determine the perfect fit for elastic.

DIY Headbands

7. Topstich all the way around the headband to give a clean look. Make sure and back stitch on the ends to ensure the elastic is secure.

DIY Headbands

DIY Headbands

DIY Headbands

Now you have a sweet and simple fabric headband for your little girl. Check out more simple sewing tutorials on our blog! Our blog is dedicated to showcasing DIY projects, ideas to celebrate family, curating inspiration and spotlighting goodness. Follow us 0n Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Thanks again Sara for having us on your blog!

 

DIY Organizer

Hi There. I am Marni from Haberdashery Fun. I am happy to be here today sharing my mini holiday card organizer. I love Thanksgiving and the ENTIRE month of December. To me it means receiving Christmas cards from loved ones near and far. Every year the cards pile up on our kitchen counter, so this year I thought I would make a card holder.

DIY ORGANIZER

DIY Organizer

Good news, make this organizer in a neutral color and you can use it all year around.. This is a perfect fat quarter project, so it won’t cost too much to create.

SUPPLIES

  • 2 Fat quarters
  • Clear vinyl
  • Double fold bias tape- store bought or homemade
  • Sewing machine and sewing supplies
  • Rotary cutter and cutting mat
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Paper and pens
  • Child size clothing hanger

Materials Needed

STEPS

Lay the child size hanger on the paper and trace around the edge. Lengthen the bottom edge approximately 16″. Draw parallel lines from the sides of the hanger. Add 3/8″ seam allowances around all edges, excluding the bottom edge.

1. lay the hanger..Trace

Pin the pattern to each fat quarter and cut out. Cut 2 of the same pieces.

2. Pin the pattern to each fat quarter

Double check the organizer length is even on both fabric pieces. If needed trim the bottom edge with a rotary cutter so they match completely. Turn under the bottom edge 1/2″ and press with an iron. Place into a sewing machine and topstitch. Repeat on the other fabric piece.

3. Double check length..Turn under bottom edge

On one side only – turn under the top curved edge 1/2″ and press with an iron. Place into a sewing machine and topstitch. This becomes the FRONT of the organizer.

4. One side only..Turn under top curved edge one side only

Lay vinyl onto cutting mat. Cut 3 strips measuring 12-3/4″ x 4″. These become the pockets.

5. Lay vinyl on cutting mat

Cut 3 pieces of bias tape, each measuring 13″ in length. Pin bias tape to one edge of the vinyl strip. Place into sewing machine and edgestitch down. Repeat for the other 2 strips of vinyl. Trim ends if needed.

6. Cut 3 pieces of bias tape

Lay front piece of organizer right side up. Place the 3 strips of vinyl on top. Adjust strips evenly, make sure to start first vinyl strip approximately 5″ down from top edge. This is so that the cards do not hang over the top. Place into sewing machine and edge stitch down. Optional – stitch down the center of each vinyl piece.

7. Lay front piece of oragnizer

Cut another piece of bias tape measuring 52″. Pin to one end of the organizer. Make sure to leave a tail at least 1″ long. Place into sewing machine and edge stitch down. Turn tails under and stitch.

8. Cut another piece of bias tape measuring 52

That’s it! Easy right? Now place your hanger inside the organizer and you are good to go!

9. Place hanger inside

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Happy Sewing.

DIY Bow-tied Headband

Today I’m sharing my simple bow-tied headband (no sewing required!) on Welcome to the Mouse House. I love using lace and brooches for style statements and you can whip this bow-tied headband up in 10 minutes flat.

Bow-tied headband

 

DIY Ornaments

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Here you will find bunches of DIY ornaments ranging from festive to printable to painted and crocheted.

DIY Festive Ornaments

Mini Top Hat ornament

Glitter Ornaments

Toilet paper roll ornaments

Painted santa ornament

Mini wreath ornament

‘I spy’ ornament

Printable crazy Christmas tree ornament

Doily Snowflake Ornament

Christmas List Ornament

Elf Printable Ornament

DIY Paper & Printable Ornaments

Paper Hourglass Ornament

Toilet paper roll ornaments

Printable crazy Christmas tree ornament

Christmas List Ornament

Paper Ball Ornament

Elf Printable Ornament

 Unique DIY Ornaments

Mini Top Hat ornament

DIY Stamped Clay Ornaments

Paper Hourglass Ornament

Felt embroidery ornament

Sea shell ornament

Crochet ornament

Birdcage ornament

Music box ornament

Felt pom pom ornament

Mini Bistro Chair Ornament

Doily Snowflake Ornament

Minimalist Yarn Ornament

DIY Felt Ornaments

Doily Snowflake Ornament

Felt pom pom ornament

Mini Top Hat ornament

Felt embroidery ornament

DIY Gift Bag

Hi Craft Snob Fans!! I’m Sarah from Blue Susan Makes where I blog about all my sewing adventures. It’s no secret that I love making bags and today I’m going to share with you how to make an easy DIY reusable gift bag, another tutorial to add to your beginner sewing projects. The Holidays are upon us and sometimes I don’t have time to make something special for everyone, but I still like to give a gift with a touch of handmade.  Stuff them with a bag of baked goods, candy bars, lotion, a cozy scarf, or some fun socks and you’ll have the perfect gift for a best friend, neighbor, or teacher. (Mine are holding a package of store bought cookies).

DIY Gift Bag

DIY GIFT BAG

You could even do your friend or teacher a time saving favor and sew up as stack of them as a gift.

DIY Gift Bag 2
SUPPLIES
  • 14″ x 14″ fabric
  • 22″ long piece of ribbon
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies

This style of bag has the seam in the back with the tie sewn in to make tying a bow a snap. These little bags are 12 1/2” X 6 1/2” finished but it is easy to re-size them to fit your needs.

DIY Gift Bag 3

INSTRUCTIONS

Want to learn how to make them? I bet you do!

1. Start with a 14”X 14” square of fabric. Fold 1 edge toward the wrong side 1/4” and Press.  Fold it again 3/4” and press. Then stitch your hem in place.

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2. Cut a 22” length of ribbon, fold it in half and pin the middle to the right side of the fabric about 2-2 1/2” down from the hem on one side. Fold the opposite side over it and sew along that side edge with about a 1/4” seam.

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3. Zig-zag or serge over the seam to finish off the edges. TIP: To finish a seam with a zig-zag I always decrease my stitch length and widen my zigzag a little, then sew with one stitch going off the fabric and one stitch on. It rolls in the raw edge as you sew.

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4. Press that seam to one side and fold the rectangle so the seam is in the center back. Stitch across the bottom and finish the edge if you wish.

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And you’re done!! Now turn it inside out and stuff it. These gift bags are so quick you could make several in an hour once you are on a roll. Oh, one more idea, instead of using printed fabric you can use plain and hand stamp it in a few places like I did.  

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DIY Gift Bag 9
Thank you Sara! Happy Sewing! Now who are you going to make a gift bag for this year?

You can find Sarah blogging at Blue Susan MakesFacebookInstagram and Bloglovin.  

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