Summer is just around the corner so it’s time to start thinking about some summer projects. I thought I would get started early on some red, white, and blue themes so you have time to plan and gather your supplies! First-up is this Patriotic Button Headband. This is a fairly simple project that allows you to completely personalize the finished look! Get creative with the buttons you choose.
To make this Patriotic Button Headband, you will need the following materials:
Elastic Ribbon in a coordinating color
You will also need a variety of red, white and blue buttons:
Favorite Findings Patriotic Buttons 550000429
Favorite Findings Patriotic Stars Buttons 550000483
Patriotic Wave Buttons 960023009
To begin, measure the head of the wearer and add an inch. Cut the elastic ribbon to that length.
Starting about an inch in from the edge, sew on the buttons using a needle and thread. Alternate colors, sizes and shapes and overlap buttons occasionally to cover the elastic. Stop one inch from the other end of the elastic ribbon. Knot the thread on the backside and trim the ends.
Lay both ends of the elastic ribbon over each other and pin together with the safety pin. Try the headband on to make sure it fits snuggly. Adjust as necessary. Remove the safety pin and stitch the ends together using the needle and thread. Knot the thread on the backside and trim the ends. Trim any excess elastic as well.
This Patriotic Button Headband is great practice for learning to sew-on buttons, a life skill not everyone has learned!
I used a Patriotic theme, but if your little girl loves to wear headbands, create these decorative hair accessories in a variety of colors and themes to match every outfit.