Friday, August 31, 2012

Woven Ribbon Headband Tutorial

Hi everyone. 
Today I have a video tutorial for you for woven ribbon headbands using ribbon and supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon
I've been promising this video for a while and I finally have it done.  My video editing needs some work, but I think it's good enough to give you an idea of how to make them.  My oldest son had the nerve to grow up, get a job and move out without any consideration for my video editing needs if you can believe that.  This is why it's been 2 years since my last video.  If you did not see it, be sure to take a look at my Military Braid Tutorial where I made a pair of fun flip flops.  I'm not of the generation that is born with the knowledge to run all computer programs, so you'll have to bear with me for now.  :)  I'm sure my skills will improve once I have a few videos under my belt.
First I have the video for you below.  Then beneath that, I will show you some other headband samples I made.  I encourage you to give this project a try.  Once you get the hang of it, it's really quite easy.

Here is my adorable niece modeling a headband I made with 3/8" double-faced satin using a 1/2" child size headband.  This size headband is probably ideal for girls up to age 7 or 8.  It's a bit shorter end to end when their heads are still a bit smaller.
Here is a set I made with a 1/2" child size headband and an 18" doll headband.  These are fun gift ideas so your little girl had a matching headband for her favorite doll.  The larger child sized headband is made with 3/8" grosgrain and the doll sized headband is made with 1/4" grosgrain.

Here is an American Girl doll that belongs to my other niece modeling a doll sized headband.  (Sorry, I couldn't seem to get my niece and the doll at my house at the same time for a photo of both of them together.)

Below are some additional headband samples.  You can make so many variations just by varying the starting ribbon positions or using printed ribbon.  A headband woven with just one color ribbon is also very nice.


The white headband below is made with 3/8" white satin with grosgrain edge ribbon and would be lovely for a 1st communion or even a flower girl at a wedding.

This final headband is a 1/4" headband and I used 1/4" grosgrain ribbon.  I love the smaller profile of this width of headband.
I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and you have success making your own headbands.  They are wonderful for holiday gifts or to sell at holiday craft fairs.
If you give this a try, we would love to have you share your finished projects on the RRR Facebook page. 
If you have any questions or problems, I'd be happy to help if I can.  Just be sure to leave an email address so I can answer you if your blogger account does not have an email link.
~ Bonnie ~

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bonnie,

    I think your video was great! All the headbands look fantastic!

    Kindest regards,