Every bow maker starts somewhere. Whether you are your own little business, a mom who loves children's fashion or a huge enterprise... you have to start... somewhere.
One of the basics of making headbands is learning how to attach a stretch headband. The material can be stretchy lace, stretchy ribbon, OR the most common is called FOE (Fold Over Elastic/ band knit).
Today's post is sponsored by Shana of Hobovian
carries many different choices of FOE. Additionally, I have purchased from Hobovian
and I think that Shana must live at the post office... because my order not only arrived quick... it arrived LIGHTENING quick. Keep reading because Hobovian
has a giveaway for my readers, but first I want to show you how to make a stretchy headband.
I started with a Glory Flower
, FOE, a heart cut out of fleece (note: your cut out can be a circle, square or most anything) and a label (COMPLETELY optional). Oh yes. You will need hot glue and a glue gun as well.
Turn your flower upside down and put a couple strips of hot glue through the middle of your flower:
FOE has a shiny side and a dull side. Near the center of the glue strip, place one end of your FOE shiny side down:
Making certain that your FOE is not twisted, bring your other end around and match up the blunt ends. It is NOT necessary to sew your ends together:
Glue your fleece cutout, leaving a little edge so that the glue can seep a bit to the edge. (Note that you can use felt, but if this is for an infant I highly recommend fleece or minky fabric. Wouldn't you prefer soft fleece to itchy felt on your bare skin?) Any fabric that does not fray should work great!:
The fleece cut out is to give your back a finished look. If you have a label, now is the time to use it:
Add a smidge of maraboo and a satin bow and...
Now that you've seen how simple it is to attach a stretchy headband, hop over to Hobovian
and get some of her lovely quality FOE! Did I mention that they giveaway FREE color samples? Hobovian
, is also offering my readers 5 FREE yards of solid trim with ANY order that mentions you saw her here on Fancy Schmancy. Just send her a message!
OK! Now for the Linky Party and Hobovian
Here's the 4-11: Hobovian
will giveaway 10 FREE yards of FOE to the top 3 visited participants in this weeks Linky Party! That's right, you will get 10 yards (1 yard each of 10 different colors) mailed to you lightening fast if the link you add to the following party is one of the 3 MOST visited. That means send your friends over to vote. :) Follow the rules and here we go...
Thanks for participating and good luck!