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DIY Knotted Headband

Who can resist seeing a baby in a cute knotted headband? I've had this project on my "to sew list" for a couple of months. 

Instead of buying fabric, I thought I'd make a trip to Dig and Save to search for a couple of jersey knit shirts. Those of you who have been to Dig and Save know that you go there to, quite literally, DIG. All the clothes are dumped into huge bins/boxes. Nothing is sorted. There is no order whatsoever. You just pick a bin, and dig till you find something you like. And when you find that one-of-a-kind Ralph Lauren leather jacket, it's like finding the diamond in the rough! 

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Shirts I found at Dig and Save

After digging around in the clothes bin I was happy to find a polka dot halter top, an extra large salmon-colored shirt that had tiny paisleys and flowers on it, and an off-white floral/dot patterned nighty.  Score! And I found these three items in less then 10 minutes of digging! What luck! Clothes are only $1 a pound here, so yeah. Good deal.

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Cutting the headband pattern
Laying the shirt flat on the table, I traced my headband patten onto the shirt twice (Note: I placed the pattern on the fold of the shirt.) I pinned the right sides together and machine stitched along the edge, starting at the indent of the bow. After stitching all the way, I left a 1/4 inch gap/hole at the end so that I could turn the headband inside out. The small hole is hidden when you tie the knot so it's ok to leave it open there.

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Baby Knotted Headband

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The pattern can be adjusted to fit different sized heads. I might just make myself a headband like this.

It would be fun to sew a matching set: baby headband and leggings. I think the salmon shirt would work well for that. Check back soon for a post on diy baby leggings!


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