How to: to make and decorate a knotted head band using HappyFabric vinyl

Hair accessory obsessed at the moment after making our hair clip tutorial; we just had to test out creating another accessory. This time we have crafted up a knotted head band. This worked so well, we wanted to share with you the really simple process to making your own.

This is great if you have old head bands lying around in your drawers as they can be repurposed into something new. Maybe to match your fave outfit or in your most worn colour.

You will need:

Step 1: Measure around the circumference of the head band. Then add an extra 4 inches to this measurement. This is the length of fabric you will need. Next measure the width of the band and triple this number.

For example: The circumference is 15 inches + 4 inches = 19 inches - This is the length of your fabric.

The width is 1 inch X3 = 3 inches - This is the width of your fabric.

Step 2: Draw out your measurements onto your fabric using a pen or dress makers chalk. Cut your fabric out around your drawn lines. You should have a long rectangular shape.

Step 3: Using a hole punch create lots of circles by punching through the vinyl. If you are hole punching HappyFlex make sure you have a sharp small hole punch. If you are using HappyGlitter or HappyFlock it is best to take the plastic carrier off of the vinyl and then hole punching. You could also choose a funky shape!

Step 4: Pre-press your fabric with an iron or heat press.

Step 5: Place your dots shiny side up onto the fabric. If you have taken the plastic carrier off of the Flock or Glitter place them textured side up.

Step 6: Add greaseproof paper on top and press with a heat press for 10 seconds at 150 degrees.

If you are using an iron press each dot for 10 seconds on the 2 dot setting.

Step 7: Once cool to touch peel away each plastic carrier if it is still attached to your vinyl.

Step 8: Glue gun the middle point of your fabric and add the middle of the head band to this. We are using a glue gun.

Step 9: Keep gluing around the edges slowly adding more fabric to the band bit by bit. Fold back the ends and secure with glue neatly.

Step 10: Repeat the pressing and peeling process with a smaller length of fabric and fold and glue the edges over to create a neat edge. This time tie it around the middle of the head band creating a neat knot. You can then glue this in place and glue the ends under the band.

Yay! It's finished! You now have your very own unique headband. Imagine adding a name to the top or a bit of HappyGlitter along with some sew on embellishment. People will definitely be asking where you get your hair accessories from. Bright fabrics would work equally as well for a statement accessory with a matching outfit too.

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