Monday, August 10, 2015

No Sew Headwraps

Pinterest wins again. I found this pin (a no sew headwrap) and decided to give it a whirl. I own a sewing machine and have full intentions of learning how to use it. However, for the time being, I wanted to try this no sew option out. I think it turned out so cute and will be making Kensington a lot more! 
 What you'll need:
Knit fabric
2 pieces of 8.5 x 11 card stock
Fabric pen
Tape
Scissors
Yardstick

First, you will be cutting a 6in x 22in form, which will be used to trace onto the fabric. This is the length that the original Pin told me to use, but once you've done it a couple of times like I have, you can eyeball the length to make it longer if you need a larger size for your baby (or for you!). In fact, the one pictured at the bottom is longer than 22in since my daughter has a large noggin. Anyways, the first step is to line up the two pieces of paper (long ways) and tape them together front and back. This will make the length 22in. for the headwrap.
Next, measure off 6in in width and cut it out. You can see this from the two pictures below.
Third step is to fold the form in half, first hot-dog style, and then hamburger. Again, you can see this in the below two pictures.
Finally, while the paper is folded, you'll want to cut a little off the edge of the form slightly. You'll only cut on the end that is not folded. See below:
Now that the form is cut, you can unfold it and lay it on top of your fabric. You're ready to trace the form.
Once the fabric is cut out, you'll do the same thing with the fabric that you did with the cardstock: fold the fabric in half, hotdog style, and then half again, hamburger style.
Next, take your scissors and cut the fabric into more of a rounded point in the same area that we cut before. It doesn't have to be perfect. We just don't want it as sharp as it was before when we created the cardstock form.
Now, unfold the fabric form and lay it flat. Fold in each side so the outer edges meet in the middle.
Now, all you have to do is tie a knot. I double knotted mine. And as you can see, it's easiest to use your leg to make the knot. 
Ta-da! I think it turned out great and Kensie seems to like it. But she does usually like what mama likes :-) But anyways, this project is super easy and cute! Enjoy!

9 comments:

  1. LOVE this! You did an astounding job, and what a great thing to know, especially when you have a little girl! You could seriously make a headwrap to match any outfit. So cute!

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  2. What a cute little head wrap! You had me at no sew :)

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  3. So so so adorable!!!!! I want to do this for myself ;)

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  4. So cute!! This is a great idea and looks like you bought it!

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  5. Ahh! Thank you so much for posting this! I see a lot of head wrap crafting in my future!! YAY!

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  6. Cute! I need to make one for myself!

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  7. This is so cute! If my niece liked headwraps ibwoukd totally make one for her .

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