I have a granddaughter, Elyza, that loves the retro 1940’s – 50’s look. And she should! That style looks great on her. She loves it when I do something that is reminiscent of that age she usually lays claim to it.. But all the young girls in my life love my Rosie the Riveter Retro Headband. I do too! It makes a great little gift to have on hand to tuck into a birthday gift or a stocking. It sews together quickly and helps use up scraps.
What you will need to get started
Focus fabric that is 9 inches wide by 38 inches. (You can also a fat quarter and piece the length together with a 1/4 inch seam.
Coordinating thread, pins, scissors and a tape measure or a rotary cutter, mat and ruler
Step one Cut strips that measure 8 – 9 inches wide by 36 inches long. ( If using a fat quarter the length should be 38 1/2 inches long to accommodate a 1/4 inch seam allowance.) These measurements can be adjusted based on the size of the head.
Step two Fold the strip in half with the right sides together bringing the long raw edges together. Fold the strip in half again bring the short edges together. Measure in 6 inches from the end. You will cut from this place on the raw edge to the corner on the folded edge.
Step three Using a 1/4 inch seam allowance stitch along the edge. Leave a 2 – 2 1/2 inch gap approximately half way. ( I mark the beginning of the gap with a pin so I will remember to leave it.) Back stitch at the points and at the beginning and end of the gap.
Step four Turn the strip right side out through the gap. Press. Stitch the gap closed using a 1/8 inch allowance.
Easy peazy! you done. You can whip up a dozen in no time at all. Make them for quick gifts, stocking stuffers, or just to match your wardrobe.