So I recently whipped out my sewing machine that I receieved as a gift for my 13th birthday when I thought I wanted to be a fashion designer. That phase quickly ended when I tried to make myself a purse out of an old pair of jeans. Probably the WORST material to try to learn "how to" sew with. So long story short...it's been in storage for the last 12 years!
I was inspired by my good friend Sarah to try it out again when I saw her making all these cute baby things for her soon to be daughter and I thought to myself, I want to try that out too! I think I have a DIY problem to say the least!
I started by watching a couple YouTube videos on how to wind and load a bobbin and after a few test runs I had it down. Well...as "down" as I could, I'm not ready to open up an Etsy shop or anything. I first tried my hand at a few top-knot headbands which are soooo fun and easy to make. I used THIS tutorial to first start making those and then just started to make up my own pattern after I felt more comfortable.
After I had enough of those my friend (Sarah) gave me another piece of inspiration. She made Eliza this sweet pixie bonnet and I just had to learn how to make one myself!
Honestly, this was such an easy project!
I found this great PDF by the Craft Gossip that gives you step-by-step instructions and from there I just adjusted the size of the pattern according to my kids varying head sizes.
For my specific project I went to JoAnn's Fabric and bought a yards worth of each pattern I wanted (I still have a ton left over...some of which I've used to make bows with). Then I bought a yard of this white fleecy fabric to use as a liner to keep my kids ears toasty warm. And 3 yards worth of binding for the straps.
Let me exaggerate to you that I have literally no sewing experience and I did this all on my own! So don't be afraid to just go for it!
As always! Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you have any questions in the comment section below!
What you'll need:
- Main Fabric: 18x26” piece medium weight woven fabric such as flannel, canvas, or denim.
- Lining Fabric: 18x26” piece of thick lining fabric such as sherpa, fleece, or minky.
- 2 yards 1⁄2” bias binding.
- Coordinating thread