Don’t you hate trying to decide how to fix your hair when you’re on vacation? I designed these DIY Fabric headbands using Liberty of London Fabric to help me tame my hair when I’m traveling. If you like this sewing tutorial you may also like this Liberty T-Shirt Sewing Project and these cute printables that you can attach to hair ties to make a sweet gift.
This last month has been an absolute whirlwind. I think when I sat down and counted I realized that I have been to 14 cities in the last 30 days. No wonder I’m so tired. This summer my oldest daughter had the opportunity to study abroad in London, once I found out she was going I decided that I was absolutely going to pick her up. The last time I was in London was in 1997, coincidentally when Princess Diana passed away. I’ve been wanting to go back ever since I left. I loved England on that first trip almost 20 years ago and I loved it even more when I visited this summer. The trip deserves a blog post of it’s own, but for now I thought I’d share with you a simple sewing project that I made to take with me on the trip. These DIY Fabric Headbands (made from Liberty of London fabric, of course)
Whenever I travel I get stuck between, wanting to look nice and dressing practically enough for walking around a city all day. I default to my standard pony tail hairstyle when I travel and I was trying not to do that this trip. I love headbands, but they don’t stay on my head for some reason (I must have an odly shaped head) a few years ago I bought a fabric headband that was glued to a skinny headband and it stayed on my head all day and didn’t give me a headache.
So the morning I left for the trip (yes, genius timing I know) I sat down and made two headbands. So when I say this is a simple sewing project, I’m not kidding. It’s fast.
I chose two of my favorite liberty prints (the one on the right is leftover from my Liberty t-shirt project) that I thought would match some of the clothing I had packed for the trip.
If you’d like to make one for yourself here’s how:
14″ x 6″ piece of lightweight cotton fabric. I used Liberty Lawn, but you could use a Voile also
Easy peasy huh!! I think I’ll make a few more in Fall colors now that the weather is starting to turn.
and yep, I wore them in London and they came in VERY handy… Here’s my obligatory London phone booth photo….
Liberty of London Fabric – Fabric.com