Headband Tutorial Using Tights / Nylons

For Personal Use Only

Take a new pair of tights (sz 4-6) & snip off one leg. Or use knee highs. 
Make a loop overlapping the top & toe of the tights.
Take your needle & thread, stitching these two together.



 
Now go back the other direction with your stitches.
Cinch them together, tie it off & snip the thread.
Now clip off the toe.
It should look like a headband now. When I make these for myself I just stop here.
To Make the Loop:
Snip off some of the waist band from your 1 legged tights. (about 2 1/2 inches)









This is what it should look like.



Now unfold it. You'll notice up & down will not be very stretchy, but side to side will.





Glue the top edge. (low-temp glue gun!)
Fold top to the middle. Glue the bottom edge.








Fold it to the middle.










Before your glue dries strech this piece. Once dry...

Fold it over the top. Covering the place you've sewn. 



Flip the headband inside out, so that you are glueing on the underneath (hidden) side of the headband.


Be carfeful to use a very tiny amount of glue when making this loop. You don't want anything hard against the babies head. Glue the 2 sides of that waist band together.
Flip it right side out & ta-da!

2 comments:

Cathy said...

Way too cool! Thank you for sharing this awesome, do it yourself tip! I am such an amateur, but think I can accomplish this task!

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