Hello all! This is Kenzie from Strokes of Serendipity. I'm so excited to be doing a guest post for Maryam's blog baby shower! I whipped together this DIY for you all to do with me. It can be made for adults also with a little tweaking, but this one will fit a little girl. Enjoy!
You will need: scissors, pretty fabric for the ruffle, a sleeve from a t-shirt, a darning needle, embroidery floss and a hot glue gun.
Cut the t-shirt sleeve so you have a straight band. Cut the other fabric into a strip that is about 3 times the length of the sleeve. You can make this strip longer if you want more ruffles.
Thread your darning needle with a long piece of embroidery floss and tie a knot in one end.
Sew a large running stitch down the middle of the fabric strip.
Now is the super fun part - ruffling the fabric. After you have sewn all the way down the center of the fabric strip, hold the end of the embroidery floss without the knot and push the fabric down towards the knotted end. It will start to make your ruffles. They can be as tight or loose as you want - I made mine so that my fabric was twice the size of the t-shirt sleeve. Once you have the size you want, tie a knot to hold the ruffles in place.
Heat up that hot glue gun and place a dot front and center on the t-shirt sleeve and center your ruffle over it.
Place a few more dots and finish glueing the front of your headband.
Flip over and finish glueing with a few more dots.
Enjoy the pretty new headband for your little girl!
You can make the headband thinner than I made mine as mine is pretty wide. You can also make it bigger by using another, larger piece of t-shirt fabric and tying it or sewing it in the back.
I hope you all enjoyed my DIY! Have a lovely day!