DIY Belt to Headband
I found this lace belt while groping through a bag of clothes in a flea market. Love the whitish lace that portrays classic, pure & sweet. So gotta get it and it cost only $1! That’s because I bought many more items from that particular store! ^_^ Since the belt is way too long for me, I decide to use some of it as a headband!
Here’s a simple 6 steps to make your diy headband from a belt or any lace you have at home!
Things to Prepare:
– Lace Belt / Lace ribbons or anything you prefer
– Needles & Thread
Step 1: Choose your lace
Choose a lace, put it around your head, the way you would for a headband, measure the ends, do not let the ends meet! This is to give room to put a small elastic later. Hold on to where you want to cut. And take a cloth scissors & snip snip! Photo below.
Step 2: Cut in half horizontally (Optional)
My head is pretty small and when I tried it on after cutting, I didn’t like the width. So I decide to cut it in half horizontally as per pictures above. The last 2 pc. You can do the same or ignore this step if you like the way it is.
Step 3: Sew the sides to make the lace stay on the cloth below it.
Once you’ve cut half horizontally, you’ll realize that the ends of lace are not attached to the white cloth beneath. So, you got to do a simple running stitch to ensure that the lace won’t fray.
Step 4: Cut a piece of elastic
Once sew, take an elastic, cut about to your index finger length. Not too short cause we need to sew the ends later.
Step 5: Sew 1 end of elastic to 1 end of lace first
Do not sew both ends yet because we would need to measure the comfortability of your headband. So just take 1 end of elastic and sew to 1 end of the lace.
Step 6: Decide how tight or loose you want your headband to be.
Advise, do not let it go loose as it may fall off often. Since we’re using elastic where it can be stretched according to our head size, let it a bit tight. Not too tight cause it might make you get a headache. ^_^
Now that you’ve sewn 1 side of elastic, try it on again to determine where you would like your other end to be. You can stretch abit, not too much and hold on to it. Sew that end.
And you’re done!
Below is how it should look like once you’ve done everything.
Final look at the elastic
Enjoy your new headband and wear it with smile! =)