I love, love, love fabric scraps. Well, scraps in general actually including those that don’t fall into the “fabric” category like zipper pieces, ribbon, beads, etc.
Awhile ago, I tweaked this
dress top that I got at Nordstrom Rack for $2. Yes, I got a clothing item at Nordstrom Rack for only two bucks! Even better, it was on the Rack’s clearance rack sandwiched between a top that was $79 and on that was $120… they were also on “clearance.”
I actually bought the top thinking it would be cute to wear with leggings and a sweater but decided it would be much better as a work-appropriate top and don’t worry, I’ll blog about it eventually.
Anyway… the tweaking left me with a couple of fabulous seam scraps.
I felt like having a little fun with my hair the other weekend, so I curled it and wrapped it up in a scraptastic headband.
Later that day, Brad and I hopped in the car to run some errands and I took the opportunity to capture some headband selfies.
“What are you doing?” Brad asked when he saw me taking car selfies.
“I’m taking pictures of the headband that I made for my blog,” I replied.
“I didn’t actually realize that you made that, I thought it was just a regular hair thing,” he said.
Here’s what you need to recreate my headband with your own scrap or ribbon:
- Start with a thin scrap of fabric or ribbon that is long enough to wrap around your head 2 1/2 to 3 times
- Place the middle of the wrap at the base of your neck. I like to twist and clip my hair up when I tie on a headband
- Bring your wrap around your head to the point on your head where you’d like your knot/twist to fall. I like a more asymmetrical look with my bangs out
- Cross your wrap once so that you can take each end back to the side where it came from
- Tie it off and let your hair down
What do you like to do with the leftover scraps from your projects?