Grace says: Add a splash of jazz age glamour to your day with this sparkly headband!
Katy says: This is one of those projects you can make as glitzy or as simple as you like. Go crazy with sequins, beads, feathers, jewels – whatever takes your fancy! Or else, keep it simple with a pretty fabric and a pretty look that goes with everything. I went for a classic 20s feel with whatever I could raid from my daughter’s craft box!
Matching thick elastic
Feathers, sequins and sparkly buttons to decorate
What to do:
Measure from the bottom of your left ear, over your head (where you want to wear the headband) to the bottom of the other ear.
Cut your velvet into a rectangle to fit this length, and twice as wide as you want your headband to be, plus 2cm.
Fold your rectangle in half lengthways, with the right sides together, and pin then sew in place with a 1cm seam allowance. Turn the right way out.
Figure out where the middle of your headband is, and sew decorations either along the length of it or to one side, for an authentic 1920s look
Measure around the back of your head, from ear to ear, and cut your elastic to that length.
Tuck the ends of your velvet inside for a neat finish, then slip one end of the elastic into each to complete your headband circle. Pin and sew in place.