10.04.2013

cartoon bow headbands


i am working on a project that includes a cartoony bow headband. i'm still working on that project and tweaking it, but in the meantime i made a set of different colored cartoon bows on a quarter of fabric: http://www.spoonflower.com/designs/2332256 i made all of these out of cotton jersey knit because the project i'm working on includes a t-shirt and i wanted the bow to match. the bows would work great out of any cotton fabric really. for these bows, i simply cut them all out; sewed fronts and backs together; pressed flat and closed the seams. since i wanted to make them into headbands (you could make barrettes or belts or attachments to anything, etc.) i stitched on some elastic for the headband part; covered that with a felt circle; and finally attached a non-slip strip to the felt circle. the red bow on red glitter elastic is for me and the rest i gave to alex. she loves them and all her friends are requesting headbands now (and want to know how i did that)! one of her friends even told me i was "like a really good artist." haha, i thought that was sweet.
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