It’s Stitchcraft: A ModCloth Headband DIY

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If you’re anything like me, as a ModCloth customer, you most likely have a stash of freebie headbands in your closet. While these sequined bands are stylish on their own, they also provide a great base for a plethora of project possibilities. With two of my own bands in hand, I took a crack at restyling each one.

For a vintage-inspired style that will stay all day:

1. Gather your materials: a thin fabric headband, scissors, a needle and thread, and a long vintage scarf.

2. Remove any embellishments on your headband.

3. Determine the center of your scarf and headband by folding both in half and laying one on top of the other.

4. Take one side of your scarf, and using your needle and thread, attach it to one end of the headband, allowing the end of the scarf to hang loose.

5. Repeat step four on the opposite side.

6. Using your needle and thread, sew that side, allowing the other end of the scarf to hang loose. Now, simply slip your scarf over your tresses and tie the scarf behind your neck for a vintage-inspired look that will be sure to stay put.

For a springtime-inspired floral crown:

1. Gather your materials: an elastic sequined headband, thread, hot glue gun, scissors, silky fabric or faux flowers.

2. Cut your fabric into long rectangles, about 3″ wide by 7″ long.

3. Starting from one end, gather each fabric rectangle into a bow shape and secure with thread.

4. Create enough bows to cover your headband.

5. Apply hot glue to the back of each bow.

6. Starting from one side of your headband, adhere flowers all the way around. You can add as many or as few as you’d like.

7. Allow the glue to dry, and take your headband out for a springtime spin!

Have you restyled a ModCloth headband?

About Julie O.

A lover of all things vintage and vintage-inspired, Julie bought her first 1950s frock in the fifth grade. Since then, Julie has become a self-described connoisseur of vintage and thrift shopping, which she shares on her blog, Orchid Grey. When she’s not scouring the racks for the perfect vintage skirt, this native New Englander can be found deftly navigating the slopes of a ski mountain, taking road-trips to the beach, and exploring new places with a vintage camera in her hand.

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5 Responses to It’s Stitchcraft: A ModCloth Headband DIY

  1. Christina 03/09/2012 at 10:47 am #

    What a fun project! Looks easy enough and I love the colors for spring. :)

    Come see the Fennel and Apple Slaw I had.
    http://becauseofmadalene.blogspot.com/2012/03/st-pattys-slaw.html

    Christina

  2. Josie 03/09/2012 at 5:21 pm #

    How adorable!

  3. Alex K 03/11/2012 at 12:53 am #

    I love the second one! It is nice that someone has developed a way to get long lasting wear from a head scarf! That is my biggest complaint when I wear them, how do I get them to stay without 30 bobby pins!

  4. Anastasia 03/15/2012 at 8:23 am #

    Its adorable.Nice colours and great idea!

  5. JanieE408 06/21/2012 at 9:01 am #

    For an adult, that 2nd one is a little ridiculous! ;p

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