When I get involved in creating, I don’t worry about where paint is going. The fact is, I should! My clothes, my hair, my face, pretty much everywhere. As an artist, or painter, can you relate? While this isn’t too bad for watercolor: acrylics and oils are something that you don’t want to get covered in.
Here is a sweet headband that looks amazing and is a practical tool. It’s perfect for long or short hair. It holds your hair back or ties it up so it doesn’t get in your face, and it will protect your hair from any stray paint that is flying around. It looks pretty cute too!
Material and Tools
For a Rosie The Riveter headband you will need 2 long strips of material 7 cms (3″) wide and long enough to wrap around your head with an additional 7 cms (3″) on either side to tie the bow with later.
You can make this two different ways. One with fibrefill for a chic and lux look or, for something more sleek and lightweight, skip the fill; This tutorial will include the fibrefill so just leave it out if you don’t want it.
Fabric scissors, thread, a knitting needle, an iron, pins and a sewing machine. If you haven’t got a trustworthy sewing machine, then look at something like this review here to help you decide on what to purchase. A good sewing machine is invaluable. You can take hours off projects like this if you use a machine rather than hand stitching all your crafts.
Place the two long strips back to back with the patterned side facing each other (right sides together). Then sew a 1/4″ seam around the sides and at one end leaving one end open.
Turn the fabric inside out, so the pattern is showing. Press the fabric. Cut a piece of batting a few millimeters (1/4″) smaller than the width of the band.
Using a long knitting needle, push the batting into the headband, making sure it reaches to the bottom seam and lies flat. Iron again to make sure all fabric is flat and straight.
Tuck remaining edges under by 1/4″ and sew shut with your trusty machine.
With your headband on, it should both keep your hair out of your face and protect your hair from any stray paint while you are being creative. Also because of the batting when you tie a knot in the headband, the ends with stick out and look like a decorative bow.