A little headband giveaway...

Over at Dabbled.org, Dot (do you love her name or what?) is hosting a tutorial/crafts/artwork contest... And this isn't a really terrific tute, but it's all I've got. (It's a repost of a tute I posted way back a while ago...). And for fun, I'm throwing in two finished headbands for a giveaway!

First the tute...

I found the cutest little tutorial for easy headbands over at Alteredcloth.com. So I won't take the credit for that part. But she kept mentioning a loop turner? A what? I ignored her. (Cuz I'm smart that way. I'm clueless and loopless, not topless though.)

The 'easy' headbands were taking me FOREVER to make, not because they were hard.... but because the small loop for the elastic was taking so long to TURN.
So I bought a....

After using this thingy ma-jig, the headbands now take 10 seconds. (Okay the loop turning part takes 10 seconds.)


After sewing the tube together wrong sides, slip the doo-hickey in, use the clasp to catch the other end and pull it back inside itself, revealing the right sided tube.

Voila! Lickety Split!


Now to get that dang elastic through...
Slip the turner inside your right side out tube, grab the elastic like so and...


From this...



To this. You'll have to budget 2 seconds for that last part. Hope you have that much time?

And for the giveaway...
Two headbands. A grown up Black and white one for you, and a kid sized red bandana print for a 3-10yrold!
You have until Saturday August 2nd at NOON to comment on this post for entry.
You know what to do!
If you don't have a google account, please leave your email so I can contact you!!
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Note: contest is closed. But I make these headbands for $2 and 3 a piece! Shipping is $2.
Thanks.

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92 comments:

Jaysi said...

I was just at Target and saw a little head band like this. It was $7 and the fabric was not really THAT cute. I told myself I could make that for a fraction of the cost and find way cuter fabric. Now I don't even have to go with the old trial and error!! Thanks for making this so easy!!

Rachel said...

Those are so cute!!! Thanks for the tutorial . . .my bad haircut thanks you as well.

Threeundertwo said...

Great tutorial! I think I even have one of those turner thingies that I used long ago for doll clothes.

You should link up to that bloggy giveaways main site.

michelle said...

You just might be my new best friend! Where did you find the cool doohickey? Joanns? Love the headbands!

Suzanne said...

We love headbands

tami said...

my girls and i would love to win this!!!!

Natalie said...

How cute! I like black and white things!

Kellan said...

What cute headbands! Enter me! Kellan

angie said...

What a great tutorial, and cute head bands, too!

Katie Lyons said...

I'd love these considering being a new mom my hair is always in a ponytail :) Thanks for the chance!
-Katie
babylyons[at]live.com

JenniBeanV said...

Those are TOO cute!

I can't make anything unless I can use a stapler. I am a whiz with a stapler.

Mzzterry said...

Please enter me for a chance. I want to be cute!

Mrs. Sara said...

So cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

saharagreen at gmail dot com

Stacy said...

Cute headbands! I never dreamed that making one could appear to be so easy. Thanks for the giveaway!
mcginnis135@bellsouth.net

Gale said...

Oh how cute...and what a cool tutorial! I bookmarked it!

ecaria at hotmail dot com

Jocasta said...

Oh enter me enter me!!!

pjmomof3boys said...

Oooh, I think maybe I could even do this! But I'd rather have the ones that YOU made! :) Thanks for the chance to win!

EB said...

So cute! Would like to be able to make these!

Thanks!
emmarleed[at]hotmail[dot]com

jenny said...

wow thay are realy nice and sweet i love to win one and well i wish i too could know just how to make one for my self it looks like it would be something realy funn to do

Heidi said...

I just had to tell you that as I read this the first time I thought it said a little HUSBAND giveaway. What a relief when I reread it!

Andrea said...

Ooohhhh... I love these! Please enter me to win... my daughter and i would be adorable in these. Thanks for the chance to win.

ikkinlala said...

These are so cute!

Angelika said...

OOOH! I use headbands/bandannas all the time!

That's so cute! :-)

Alice said...

I typically tell folks not to enter me into anything that might bring even MORE stuff into my house, but GirlChild is a headband fiend so enter me away!

torinem said...

Too cute! Thanks for the tutorial as well!

Tara said...

Love the headbands. Very cool!

Becca said...

Cute headbands. I love the fabrics!

Whimsical Creations said...

Love the fabrics you use! Adorable.
=) melanie
www.melaniescrafts.etsy.com
www.melaniescrafts.blogspot.com
melanieadey at hotmail dot com

Melissa said...

I can't make anything by myself - but I'm sure glad that I know you & that you can! very cute idea :)

I'm STILL in maine - pretty, but....

xo, M.

Rebekah said...

Love the headbands and the reminder on the doo hickey! I make tops for my little girl and spend WAY TOO MUCH TIME turning the straps! I have even had to start over after the chop stick poked through! Thanks also for the giveaway!

Kaye Butler said...

Believe it or not, but the original of this post was one of the first of yours that I noticed. I was and still am so jealous of your loop turner. I still use the saftey pin. I know its just a mouse click away,laziness takes over......

me and my sister said...

we use headbands, my daughter and i both, so this is perfect for us, ty for the chance

BrineS said...

Fabulous! Love these cuties!

dbstout{at}juno{dot}com

Chelsey said...

Super cute! Thanks for the giveaway!

Marketing Mama said...

Well, I don't actually wear headbands, but that black and white one would totally convert me. SO CUTE! :)

flchen1 said...

Very cute! I had no idea such a gadget existed! (Not that it would help me since I'm not so talented!)

Thanks for the contest!

f dot chen at comcast dot net

Jaime said...

Look at you, little miss crafty. Those are way cute!

Paul and Megan Hawkes said...

I hope I win because I am so sewing impared! Maybe you can have a class on it on day when you come to visit your family.

Aimee said...

I would love one of these for those days where time does not lend itself to creating the perfect hairdo. And my daughter will grow into hers. Thanks for the giveaway.

aimee(dot)apples(at)gmail(dot)com

mattie said...

Thanks for the instructions...of course it'd be so much easier to win the ones already made :-) Would love the red bandana headband for K. mengels[st]hotmail[dot]com

Dot said...

Really cute! thanks for the link over -- hopefully some of your readers will enter the contest too! Just 2 more days...

dot
dabbled.org

Angie(quillysilly) said...

You know how to do a good giveaway..something for me and the munchkin!
Thanks!
Angie
quillysilly(at)yahoo(dot)com

majellamom said...

So cute! Please count me in!

Wehaf said...

Those are so cute; you have a good eye for design.

Thank you.

urchiken at gmail dot com

Memarie Lane said...

How cool is that? I've always used a safety pin, that looks so much easier. I'll have to look out for one.

Parker Family said...

I love these. So much fun! Yes a loop turner does make things much easier! Thanks for the giveaway! trishblack(at)juno(dot)com

Suzie G. said...

I need one of those little dohickys! I didn't know they existed but I'm looking for one next time I go to JoAnns! It takes me forever to turn stuff rightside out sometimes!

These are really pretty headbands!

Tammy said...

I'm rubbing my hands together and hugging myself in the anticipation of winning these! You're Genius you know that -- by trying your own way first and then following the instructions -- a girl just like me!!

nov231973 at gmail dot com

kamewh said...

I love headbands, now that I know they are that simple to make I might try it! I would love to win these though! Thank you for the giveaway!

kristine said...

i would love to win!!!!!!!!!

Lilith Silvermane said...

My little bug and I would look soooo cute in these! I love the style!

Cute giveaway!

Yes, my name is Arizona said...

I'd love the black headband. I'd probably get shot at if I wore the red one because there are gangs in Chicago that wear red bandanas. Lovely neighborhood, really.

Milk Mama said...

Wow you're talented! I love the black one! Thank you!!!

claire said...

I love the black and white headband, and my 3-year old daughter would love the red one! Thanks for the giveaway. claireroach81(at)hotmail(dot)com

sweetsue said...

These cute headbands would be fun for me and my grandaughter to wear together!

Katrina said...

I would love to win! Thanks!

momo3 said...

i heart these headbands! thanks for the link to the tut . . . i hoping to just win yours and then i won't have to make my own . . .thanks for the handmade giveaway . . . they are the best kinds! kristen.

ryankristenwilson(at)msn(dot)com

Tara said...

you are so clever! I'd love to win.

Ginny said...

That is great, I love headbands & so does my daughter! Great tutorial, that loop thing is awesome! Reminds me of the pampered chef cake tester thing, lol.

Naomi said...

so cute! Roo loves headbands.

Kimberly said...

Cool idea! Who knew it was that easy.

My daughter would love this as would I. Especially in the summer when we need to get that hair off our faces.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Count me in to win these nice headbands.
-Terra
partymix25(at)hotmail(dot)com

Charlotte said...

Those are great! Thanks for showing how they're made, too. Maybe I could even do it myself, but I'd rather win yours. :)

charlotte(dot)evard(at)comcast(dot)net

Teresa said...

Thanks for the tutorial!

Bea said...

I have just heard of this loop turner. How cute is that idea? Love the headbands as well


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Sweetpeas said...

How fun, my dd loves wearing her hair like mommy, she'd be all over us having matching headbands!

Krista said...

Very cute and I could use something like this now that my hair is too short for anything else!
teacherkrista at gmail dot com

Jaime C. said...

This would be awesome. Thanks so much!!

Blessings Abound said...

Oooh, so cute! Thanks!

Ma Val said...

I'm going to have to buy one of those Loopy Turny Thingys! Thanks for the info. and giveaway!

thundercloudgirl AT hotmail DOT com

Audrey said...

These are really cute. Thanks!

Hairline Fracture said...

Super cute headbands! My daughter and I would enjoy wearing them. Thanks!

Jill said...

Oh I've got to get one of those loop turner thingy majigs! I love those headbands!! Ohh lala!

jkozole77 at yahoo dot com

family said...

I LOVE headbands! Please enter me!

Kathy
bigfamily8(at)yahoo(dot)com

Nicol said...

I love that turner thingy! I will have to get one!!!! I would love the headbands as well!

nicolmontero at gmail dot com

scrappysue said...

these are cute - plse enter me! i'm hosting a giveaway too

Kristan said...

so cute! and thanks for the instructions. :)
andrewandkristan(at)hotmail(dot)com

cmartin0055 said...

THese are so cool!

Richelle said...

So cute!

abrianna said...

My blessing would love it if she and her Mommy had the same headbands!

Love it!

Heather said...

My daughter and I would LOVE to win these!

jskell911 said...

Those look great, and um maybe with my limited skills I could even pull one off....

tiffannhm said...

Thank you for hosting this giveaway.

tiffanyannrosson at yahoo dot com

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for this opportunity,
Elizabeth
zizziecards@gmail.com

Candy said...

I am inspired I want to make some now thanks for sharing my daugther and I are waiting for our frebee lol.. morrisrus5@yahoo.com

Sweetanlo said...

Those are so cute! Please enter me.
sweetaanlo92292(at)yahoo(dot)com

ihchicky said...

Neat nice. That looks like a great tool. It'd make life a lot easier. Thank you for the chance. I'd love to win!

Cassie said...

This is AMAZING! YOU'RE amazing!

irrelevanthear (at) gmail (dot) com !! Thank you!

Stephanie said...

Very cute and i would sure love to learn how to make them!

blueviolet said...

I'm a headband girl through and through and these are adorable. I would totally make these myself if I had talent. lol
doot65{at}comcast[dot]net
Elizabeth

Claire said...

My daughter and I are headband queens! I am always looksing for new headbands!! Would LOVE to win these!!!!!

Dena said...

Hope I'm not too late. I just found you on Soap Sushi.


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



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