If you have an extra 5 minutes, you have enough time to make this headband. I used my sewing machine, but this could easily be done by hand as well. I originally bought this daisy flower lace at Joann’s for Brynlee’s Easter dress, but decided against using it and thought it would look super cute as a headband for Brynlee.
Then I pulled open my box of elastic… I may have a slight hoarding problem when it comes to anything craft or sewing related, don’t judge! Lol!
I grabbed some ¼” elastic, I wanted something slightly smaller than the flower, but still substantial enough that the thread wouldn’t rip through it when stretched.
If you’re using a sewing machine you are going to want to use a zig zag stitch. Adjust your stitch length shorter than you would normally use and your stitch width to slightly smaller than the size of elastic you are using. The picture shows the setting I used. PS- I have no idea what happened to the plastic on my sewing machine to make it so foggy looking, but I can’t get rid of it.
Taking 14” of your lace and 4” of your elastic, decide what will be the top and bottom of your lace and place your elastic on top of the bottom of the lace. Stitch it into place going over it a few times for added strength.
Do the same thing on the other side, making sure that you are using the same bottom side of your lace that you did previously.
And… you are done!!!
It was so cute that I decided to make one for myself too! For mine I used 17” lace and 4” of elastic.
Then I still had enough lace to make one more child version that I’m giving away on my Instagram page @blissfullymadeblog, so if you don’t want to make one for yourself, head on over and enter to win one for the little lady in your life.