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Not to play favorites… but if we had to choose, this would have to be our favorite pick. The copper lamé is a head turner, perfect for an on-the-go messy bun. Take this piece day to night from the office to happy hour and right into the weekend.

Tools

  • scissors
  • sewing needle
  • paperclip (optional)
  • template

Materials

  • copper lamé fabric
  • vinyl covered wire
  • thread bobbin

Time

1 hour
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Gather your tools and materials. You'll want a good pair of scissors to cut the fabric. Print out the template listed in the tools and materials section.

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Cut out the template.

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Fold the fabric in half length-wise.

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At each end line up the template and cut out the curve.

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Fold the fabric in half and secure a paperclip around all layers about one inch from the fold. Cut a piece of thread approximately 24" long.

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Tie a triple knot at one end of the thread. Thread the needle with the other side.

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Separate the layers. Start stitching one side only right next to the paperclip.

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You want to create a running stitch all the way down the length of one side. Make sure to stay about 1/4" from the edge of the fabric. This is called your seam allowance. Your stitches should be small and close together.

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When you reach the end tie a secure knot.

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Snip off the excess thread.

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Cut another piece of thread 24" long. Knot one side and thread your needle.

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Repeat the stitching, knotting and trimming on the opposite side of the fabric.

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Remove the paperclip and start turning your fabric right-side out.

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Pull both sides right-side out. You should be able to get the corners out pretty easily with a bit of wiggling.

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Your scarf should look about like this now.

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Fold the scarf and wire in half, lining them up.

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Start bending the wire into a loop at the end of the scarf.

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Twist the tail around the wire to keep it in place.

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Insert one end of the wire into the scarf using the hole that was left open. Repeat on the other side until the wire is fully in the scarf.

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Now we want to close the hole that we left open. Fold in the edges and create a straight line with the fabric.

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Cut a piece of thread about 12 inches long. Knot your end and thread your needle. Start stitching along the edge.

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Stitch all the way along the length of the opening. Use a running stitch with small close-together stitches.

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Go slightly past the end of your hole and tie a secure knot. Trim the excess thread with your scissors.

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Pull it on, twist the ends, and you'e good to go!

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meghan

over 4 years ago

this looks hard but really cute!!! I am so sad that I will no longer get makerboxes and btw it came as a present and I am can't afford. WAAHAHAAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAAHAHAAHHAAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm a giant cry baby for For the Makers

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charityborne

over 4 years ago

I love this but I can't keep it on my head ;( it keeps slipping

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ForTheMakers

over 4 years ago

@charityborne I've used this technique in the past on some other headbands and it could apply here too. Put the headband on your head how you like it and mark a spot on the inside of the headband about 1 inch above the top of your ear. Do this on both sides. Then with a needle and thread start stitching a loop of thread in the fabric where you marked it. Only on the inside, don't go through both layers of fabric. With the needle go in and then out about 3mm from the first hole. Repeat this stitch in the same place several times then tie it off with a knot. This loop will act as a place to put a bobby pin so it stays in your hair and connected to the headband. Since it's on the inside it hides the bobby pin better than just putting it in your hair and on top of the band. Hope that helps! Anyone else have any suggestions for @charityborne?

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charityborne

over 4 years ago

Oh my goodness this is great! I will have to try it! I also want to try and wrap it around my bun, kinda like a scarf? Ish? Haha. Thanks again!!

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ChoctawCharli

over 4 years ago

When you get to the point where you fold the in the opening, but BEFORE you add the wire do the following. Finger press out your seam then (using a thick press cloth like a hand towel) press your headband using a LOW steam setting.. this will give you a cleaner edge to sew and look crisper when you wear it. REMEMBER!!! Use a thick press cloth a a LOW steam setting - Lame MELTS!

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connieharrison1

over 4 years ago

This was easy and is very pretty. Just one caveat, compare the wire with the fabric before you cut the template. The piece of fabric I received was much longer than the wire and I wasn't able to twist the loops as the picture indicated. The wire ends inside the fabric about two inches on either end. It's not bad and it's kind of floppy.