DIY: Vintage Button Headband Tutorial

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In case you haven’t picked up on this yet (or, you’re a new reader), I am pretty much obsessed with buttons. Finding jars of them in antique stores and trying to figure out what to do with them has become pretty fun for me (yes, my life is THAT exciting).

This tutorial is on a headband I wore in this post from a little over a week ago..

Materials Needed:
Buttons
Scissors
Headband
Any type of strong adhesive (Gorilla Glue works great)
Thick Felt in a color of your choosing
Silver Sharpie

1. Start by drawing the shape you want with the sharpie and then cutting it out.

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2. Start to arrange buttons on the felt (do not glue them down yet). I like to dump the buttons out on a piece of felt, or paper (makes for easier clean up)

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3. Once you have an idea which buttons are going where, you can start to glue them down

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4. Once you’ve covered the felt, allow it to dry for about 15 minutes, the glue the felt to your headband

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Copycat Shirt Tutorial

One of my very first projects when I started this blog was trying to recreate a shirt I found on Pinterest. Below is what I came up with..

Bow Dress Comparison V.3 (final)

You can check out the full original post here

I tried to document the process (with my phone, so I apologize in advance for the photo quality). To recreate this you need the following:

  • Thrifted shirt (I recommend buying one thats at least one size bigger as it does become smaller after sewing)
  • A Fashion Zipper (this one was 22″)
  • 1 Yard of Lace
  • Extra fabric for the bow
  • Scissors

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1. Start by cutting directly up the center of the back of the shirt (don’t worry if it’s crooked, you’ll fix this later)DSCN0316

2. Fold the cuts under on each side and press with an iron
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3. Pin the zipper along the edge of each side from the bottom of the shirt up

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4. Unzip the shirt and sew (using a zipper foot) from the bottom up on each side

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5. Pin your lace in place on each side

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6. Sew the lace down on each sideIMG_3002

After this I just sewed a silk bow on the top. It doesn’t look exactly like the original, but I think it turned out OK.

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In other life/blog related news, my bike was stolen while I was out of town last weekend, hoping whoever took it has given it a good home 😦