I got my little headbands all finished! It was touch and go there for a while. I though maybe I wouldn’t finish them in time for the event where I was going to see my 5-year-old friend. It all worked out, though. :) Have a look at the finished product.
I fashioned a “headband sachet” (a play on handkerchief sachet) out of the pink bandanna fabric and the remainder of the pink taffeta from the Vogue jacket. I have a handkerchief sachet that is this same size and it served as my model. My version has satin ribbon ties and an iron on embroidery initial. I also used fusible fleece on the wrong side of the bandanna fabric to give the sachet more body. It worked out well and has a great aesthetic feel when you hold it.
I treated the edges of the ribbon with Fray Check, because there is absolutely nothing worse than frayed edges on ribbon. It’s one of my sewing pet peeves. I just think it ruins the whole look of the piece. I feel that if, as a sewer, you’re going to go to the trouble of making something lovely, it should be as professional and finished looking as possible.
The inside of the sachet – It has two pockets for keeping headbands and other treasures. I’ve heard that some ladies used their sachets as hiding places for love letters and other sentimental items. I think that’s a lovely idea.
If you’d like to make headbands of your own, have a look at Heather Bailey’s instructions.