Okay I might be way behind, but did you know you can make baby headbands out of panty hose and tights?!?!?!! It is really, really easy and the super stretchy nylon material makes comfortable headbands that don’t leave a mark! And bonus it’s a no sew project!
So, whatcha need is:
- pair of nylon panty hose (adult size M/L or L/XL. These are SUPER stretchy)
- hot glue gun or fabric glue
- something to cut with
First, cut the toe off of one leg of the panty hose.
Then work your way up and cut the leg into strips. You just want to cut straight across the leg making sure you leave the cut piece as a loop. That loop will now be your headband! I know it’s crazy! It’s looks too small, there’s no way, but just stretch the little nylon loop and you will be amazed! I cut my strips about 1 1/2″ to make a skinny headband. The loops you cut from the calf will be slightly smaller around than the thigh loops 🙂
Now onto the felt bow. I used the felt sheets you can get at an craft store. I think they are around 25 cents for a 9″x11″ sheet. Using a straight edge cut a strip of felt. The wider and longer your strip the bigger your bow. I cut this strip 1 1/2″ wide and 6″ long. You also need to cut one more strip to be the center of your bow. I cut mine 1/2″ by about 3″. The length of this strip doesn’t matter much because you are going to trim it.
Now find the center of your bigger felt strip. Bring both ends of your felt strip towards the center of itself making them cross in the center of the strip… I know that sounds complicated, it’s not check out the pic 🙂
Using your fingers pinch the felt in the center making sure you grab all the pieces of your felt that meet in the middle. Once again the picture does a much better job of explaining this step.
Use a dot of glue and secure your nylon loop to the back of the bow. Just enough to hold it in place for now, we will really secure it in a minute. Now take your skinny felt and using a dab of hot glue or fabric glue attach the tip of the strip to the back of the bow making sure it is in the center.
Wrap the strip around the front of the bow, pulling tightly to keep your bow “pinched”. When you get back around to the back of the bow with your skinny strip bring the strip through the center of the loop. Now your loop will be attached to your bow. Glue the free end of your skinny strip to the back of the bow. When the glue is dry trim any tail that’s left of your skinny strip.
I might be addicted to making these for Sloan! I even made a set for my BFF, Jamie, who just had a baby girl 🙂