Monday, June 7, 2010

reader submission - derby hat headband tutorial

I was lucky enough to meet reader Michelle Hartley when I worked for Lasting Memories. She came to my flower demo and asked if by chance I was one of the Little Birdies. We struck up a conversation and this guest post was born! I thought it sounded so cute and hilarious I couldn't resist. Plus the whole thing cost less than $3 to make! The even more hilarious thing is that shortly after seeing her pictures, I saw a QVC segment featuring these mini derby hats for grown women! Ha! Michelle's little girl is the cutest thing ever, and she wants you to know that this is not a "costume," it's "normal clothes." You gotta love a little girl with her own unique fashion sense!

Michelle was inspired to make this by the return of the cocktail hat and some feathers she saw contestants wearing on American Idol. So without further ado, here are Michelle's simple instructions for a derby hat headband!

I bought the headband (plain white plastic for $.59) and wrapped it in black grosgrain ribbon. I decorated a doll's hat (found it at a craft store for about $.79) with ribbon, rhinestones, and feathers. Then, thinking that a glue gun may actually lose a battle to a two year old I actually stitched the hat to the headband. So far it has proven far more durable than I expected - having even survived the might steps of a 5 year old big brother!

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10 Responses to “reader submission - derby hat headband tutorial”

Jennifer Strosnider said...

I love this! I need to have a girl next so I can make her cute stuff like this!

Mollye said...

Cutest thing ever!

KJ said...

So great! Thanks for featuring this. It's funny hat day at school this week, perfect.

Boogsy*Baby said...

abosolutely LOVE this!!!

Tammy@ Not Just Paper and Glue said...

This is so adorable! How cute!

Elisa K said...

Love it... I see Michelle and her little ones a lot at our local scrapbook store in Everett and I will tell you that her little one is always dressed in her little fashion get ups. So cute. Love the simple tutorial Michelle.


sarah said...

That hat is so adorable! What fun, and it shows all sorts of things could be sewn onto a headband - how clever. Thanks for sharing.

CZi said...

so cute.:D
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Cristina said...

What a cutie pie! The little top hat is so sweet! I'm going to have to start making these ;)

Jane Aubourg said...

This is so cute. I am definitely making a red one for myself and a pink one for my niece. Release my inner child and wear some "normal clothes"!
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