DIY Studded Headband

I love me some DIY, but I seem to come up with 101 ideas but never actually get around to getting it done! A good friend of mine is crafty craftsman when it comes to leather, (I’m talking wallets, pouches, book covers and even a pair of leather boots)!! Its crazy genius. He ended up leaving Dunedin and let us less skilled plebs rifle through his leather off-cuts! Yay! Rather than writing ‘DIY’ in my diary and hoping it will magically happen, I decided to actually make something! My first creation? A headband – not as fancy as boots, but it totally still counts!! 

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[ I went with a blue leather, and both small and medium sized black pyramid studs ]

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[ What you will need: A headband (around 2cm in width), fabric shears, a hot glue gun, leather or thick fabric, studs (I used 3 medium and 4 small pyramid studs ]

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[ Measure the leather to fit the size of the headband and cut to fit. NOTE you don’t want the leather to overlap under the band as it will feel uncomfortable! ]

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[ Measure and mark where you want your studs to sit! Stab them through the leather and fold down backing. If any look dodgy, add some glue! ]

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[ Glue along the top of the band, pressing each stud in place at a time. Fold under and lightly glue along the underside. NOTE for a clean look add felt or ribbon on the underside to hide the raw edges ]

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BOOM and you have a new accessory made especially by you! xo

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Make your own: Velvet Headband

I’ve been looking for decently priced velvet (or velour) for a while now. One trip into town revealed that most fabric stores sell velvet for around $35-$40 a metre! And being a university student, I just can’t afford that. Feeling down and mildly frustrated, I headed into an op-shop to find some uplifting charity.
Then I found it – a blue velvet bean-bag cover… for $4!! My day was pretty much made. My first creation? A velvet headband!
Follow my easy instructions and make one yourself x

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Step 1: Measure the circumference of your head – my cranium turned out to be 58cm! Step 2: Add 10cm onto this measurement – this will give room for seam allowances and for the headband knot.
Step 3: Select your width and add 1″ for seam allowances. I went with 10.5cm

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Step 4: Pin down seam edges ready to sew. Leave several inches at each end so the extra width will cup the back of your head
Step 5: After sewing down the edges, tie a knot in the middle of the fabric
Step 6: Sew the ends together! 

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How easy! x x