Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18 - Belt/Headband

I enjoy dual purpose projects. Today's project can be worn as a belt or a headband.

My scrap bin had some brown and red floral fabric that I thought would make a nice trendy belt for fall.

To begin, I trimmed a section off the bottom. I'm realizing more and more that I like casual projects, so there was no measuring involved, just eye-balling it. It's a belt, nobody will look too closely!

I folded it over with the "right" sides together and sewed along the edge.

A safety pin proved to be very helpful when turning the long, thin tube inside out. After I did that, I ironed it to make it crisp and flat. I cut the ends at an angle, then stuffed them inside and top stitched the very ends.

I can use it as a headband...

Or a belt on the outside of a sweater...

Or a belt on my jeans.

I was by myself when I took these pictures, and you should have seen the outtakes! It's hard to take a picture of yourself by holding a heavy camera at arms' length! However, I hope these photos give you a few inspiring ideas! This was so easy and didn't take much fabric at all. I'll have to keep this project in mind to jazz up some outfits throughout the year!

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