What is a loop turner?

Only after attempting to make several of these headbands (Thanks to HowAboutOrange for noticing them on AlteredCloth.com) did I finally head back on down to the local fabric and craft store to get a stinkin' LOOP turner. Am I the only clueless, loopless (not topless) chic? There were three types to choose from and I got this one:
This project was taking 20 minutes (most of that grumping at the small tube for the elastic), now it takes 10 seconds!
This first one took a few tries to get the hang of the doo-hickey, but then...
And this step is now 2 seconds. From this..

To this.
And the last step before...
7yrold bliss.

I promise actual pictures of heads IN the headbands tomorrow. They went to bed hours ago, and I just don't think they would appreciate a flashbulb in their sleepy bedhead eyes. I hope you can wait.


Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I've always used a safety pin to turn things, but that takes a long time, too. Looks like I might have to go buy a loop turner, too! Great looking headband!

Paul & Megan Hawkes said...

Very cute. Are they easy to make? Maybe I should attempt them. Gabby would love them. We are always looking for new and cute hair accessories.

Good & Crazy said...

I had been trying to use a safety pin, but this loop is just too small and long, it was seriously taking me 10 minutes to turn just that part. Megan, you should try them! The instructions are pretty good on the website I mentioned, and they are easy. I would suggest a little less stiff fabric than this (quilting fat quarters). I'm making some more with 'silk-like' fabric. 5thgrader loves the really wide ones, and 7yrold is happy with the smaller ones. Happy headband-ing!

Oh my heck! I was featured. And it didn't hurt or anything!