A couple of days ago I posted a pile of headbands which I had made from recycled sweaters. Following that, I had requests for instructions. These headbands are very easy and need no special equipment other than a pair of scissors and an average sewing machine.
I like the combination of colour and pattern, so I use a variety of felted (washed and rinsed in hot water) sweaters cut in pieces about 3.5 inches wide. I sew these pieces putting wrong sides together to make a strip which goes around your head comfortably. I then cut a second piece of sweater the same size as the pieced strip and sew this piece to the pieced strip, right sides together, making a long tube. Then I turn the tube inside out, press gently and sew the ends together first with machine and then finishing by hand to make a neat join. This is a great way to continue to wear your well-loved sweaters which are past their youthful best. Cashmere, of course, makes the very best headbands, warm and soft.
Here are a couple of close-ups:
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