Monday, May 3, 2010

#180...denim cuff accessories

Tyler got some new Joe's jeans that needed hemming.
After I hemmed them for him, I was left with two small cuffs of very soft, premium denim that I hated to throw away.

I decided to cut them open and make a long strip of denim and sew them into a headband.
To make this headband, all I did was cut the two cuffs open and stitch them together to form a long strip of denim. I left the original hem and turned under the raw edge and top-stitched it down to keep it turned under, creating an inch wide strip of hemmed denim. I wrapped it around my head, cut it to length and sewed a 2 inch piece of black elastic to the ends turning it into a circular headband. I think I will try wearing it with some of my vintage pins this summer.
After making my headband, I had enough of the denim strip leftover to make a wristlet, that I sewed chunky colored beads to, added a snap closure and decided to put up for sale in my etsy shop here.

1 comment:

Julie said...

I love the headband!