Saturday, January 16, 2010

$110 Designer Inspired Headband for under $1

This is based on the tutorial over at Carbon Couture of her designer Eugenia Kim's "Wallis" inspired headband without the $110 price tag.   I love the cartoon like quality and I made mine for under $1.

The tutorial is here:


  • Headband
  • 1 square yellow felt
  • Black Ribbon
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun

I used an old headband that was 1 inch wide. To draw on the felt I drew it on the diagonal just like in the tutorial, but I put a 1 inch wide and drew on either side with the Sharpie on the wrong side of the felt.

Instead of using a 2 inch wide ribbon, as I didn't have any, I glued 1 inch of black ribbon on each side using the glue gun. I followed the rest of the tutorial and used dot of glue at one end of the headband and stretched the felt to the other side of the headband and dabbed that edge down, then ran a thin line on either side of the headband, cut off the excess (except for about a 1/4th of inch on each end) and glued the ribbon down.

Next I drew the buckle on one side of the headband then added a line on either side then "stitching" and belt holes. 

I am linking this to Just Something I Whipped Up Monday over at The Girl Creative



  1. Awesome headband! Love it. Hey I've always wondered... what is a biscuit?? In Australia, biscuits = cookies, so I've always wondered what an American biscuit is! A scone???

  2. Thanks for the great question! I was not aware that it might have a meaning in a different parts of the world.

    Wikipedia probably has the best explanation of what a U.S. biscuit would be:

    "A biscuit (pronounced /ˈbɪskɨt/) in the United States, and widely used in popular American English, is a small bread made with baking powder or baking soda as a chemical leavening agent rather than yeast.

    All biscuits have a firm browned crust and a soft interior, similar to British English scone or the bannock from the Shetland Isles.

    Biscuits, soda breads, and corn bread, among others, are often referred to collectively as "quick breads," to indicate that they do not need time to rise before baking." (