January 08, 2010

Hello Kitty Headband

I loved all things Hello Kitty when I was little.
I thought it would be fun to make a Hello Kity headband for Tess, and maybe myself.

This project is ultra cheap and only takes a few minutes.  I made two headbands in ten minutes with three kids running around.  You can do it!

Headbands ( I got mine at the dollar store)
hot glue gun
needle and thread
a scrap of felt or fleece

1. Cut out a rectangle for the bow from your piece of scrap fabric.  My rectangle was about 4"x2", but you can play with it and decide how big you want to make yours.  Next cut another rectangle that is about 2.5" x .5".  This little rectangle is to fold over the center of the bow.  If you want a more rounded bow, curve your corners.

2. Now pinch the center of your big rectangle.  Use your needle and thread to secure it.  Check out this tutorial for an awesome thread knot.
Decide where you want to place the bow on the headband.  Use your hot glue gun to glue it in place.

3. Once the bow is pretty set, put a dab of glue on the other side of the headband lined up with the center of the bow.  Attach your center strip rectangle.  Wrap the rectangle around the top of the bow and secure to the dab of hot glue.

Your Hello Kitty bow should look like this from the back side.

Since you already have you hot glue gun out and ready let's make another headband!

For this headband I used a melted fabric circle that was about 3" before it was melted.  I also used a rectangle of tulle that was 6"x11", a couple of feathers, and a fabric covered button (the button was 1.5" wide).

I folded the tulle up a few times into a messy triangle, then used a needle and thread to stitch the tulle and melted circle together.  I just made a few little stitches in the center.

Use your hot glue gun to attach some feathers, and the button.  When the flower/circle is set, glue it to your headband.  I used a little scrap of fabric to cover the glue that was seeping out the sides.  It will also help secure your flower/circle thing.

Davis was kind enough to model the headband.  I tried it on, and it looks better with longer hair.  Sorry Davis... ;)