The DIY that celebrates the return of hair accessories this spring...
Designing a headband without a sewing machine is possible! The proof in pictures, with this Mondial Tissus tutorial in the “hair” of time, to personalize according to your desires of the moment.
Hair accessories are making a comeback among the hairstyle trends for spring-summer 2022. From the regressive crab clips to the oversized scrunchie, passing by the zig-zag headband recently worn by Bella Hadid, the Y2K movement is on everyone's mind. The phenomenon, which marks the great return of fashion in the 2000s, is, fortunately, not the prerogative of the youngest.
A wind of frivolity blows, too, in the manes of women! They do not hesitate to adorn their hairstyles with daring accessories, like Kate Middleton, who recently wore a large Calypso Halo headband designed by Jane Taylor, during Anzac Day celebrated at Westminster Abbey.
What if, to adopt this trend, we tried DIY, in order to shape a 100% personalized model? Instructions in pictures, with this tutorial imagined by Mondial Tissus, which can be made with scraps of cotton poplin, crepe, or viscose.
10 cm of elastic (2 cm wide)
A spool of cotton thread
Machine needles (size 70 and 100)
50 cm of crepe, cotton, or viscose poplin
1. Cut out 2 rectangles 20 cm high and 55 cm wide (which correspond to the two parts of the crown of the headband) and an 8 x 20 cm rectangle (to shape the slide in which we will hide the elastic).
2. Fold the two large rectangles vertically with an iron, right sides together, and stitch 1 cm from the edge along the long unsewn side only. Repeat the operation on the small rectangle.
3. Iron all seams open then turn the 3 rectangles right side up.
Iron with care.
4. Accordion-fold, in 3 equal parts, each of the ends of the large rectangles.
5. Fold one of the 2 large rectangles in half, overlapping the ends.
Pin one end of the elastic to the ends of the large folded rectangle, overlapping it by 1 cm, and stitch 5 mm from the edge of the elastic.
6. Slip the second rectangle through the loop formed by the first folded rectangle.
Overlap the ends of the second rectangle and pin them.
7. Make a 1 cm fold inwards at each end of the slide.
Slip the elastic into the channel and bring it up to hide the sewn end of the elastic.
Release the second unsewn end of the elastic.
8. Pin the unsewn end of the elastic to the end of the second rectangle to close the crown of the headband, overlapping them by 1 cm.
Try on to check that the headband is the right size. Shorten the elastic if necessary.
Sew 5mm from the edge of the elastic.
9. Unfold the slider to hide the second elastic assembly seam.
Pin and stitch each end of the slide 1mm from the edge using a size 100 machine needle to sew the layers more easily.