November 22 ~ Fun for Hair

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These fun, hair-related tutorials are great for stocking stuffers. Keep these in mind when you see the Embellish! tutorials on November 26 for some truly “Wow!” gifts, and don’t forget to comment for your chance to win one of tomorrow’s $25 Sew, Mama, Sew! gift certificates.
Covered Barrettes
Amy used felt and added embellishments in her Covered Barrette Tutorial on her blog, Angry Chicken.
DIY Headband Collection
Karen has a fantastic collection of DIY Headband Tutorials on her Altered Cloth blog.
Best Band Ever
Suzanne’s Best Band Ever Tutorial on her blog, foofanagle, has two versions and a template to download.
Hair Curlers
Shawnee’s Hair Curler Sewing Tutorial on her blog, life with monkey, shows you how to make beautiful curls the (new) old-fashioned way!

Fabric Recommendations

Here are just a handful of fabrics we love for these projects:

Beth’s choice Kristin’s choice Lauren’s choice
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More Handmade Holiday ideas:
21 ~ Pillows
20 ~ Gifts for Organization
19 ~ Tech Gifts
18 ~ For Baby
17 ~ Purses
16 ~ Gifts for the Crafter
15 ~ Warm those Toes
14 ~ Dress the Kids
13 ~ Placemats
12 ~ For the Table
11 ~ Reading & Writing
10 ~ Ties & Belts
9 ~ Fabric Ornaments
8 ~ Whimsy
7 ~ For Your Purse or Pocket
6 ~ Blankets for Baby
5 ~ Tote Bags
4 ~ Lunch Bags
3 ~ For the House
2 ~ Pincushions & Pins
1 ~ Aprons

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76 Responses to November 22 ~ Fun for Hair

  1. janet says:

    Last night, I made your narrow headband for my 6 YO daughter. Had to shorten the braided elastic but otherwise it fits great. She chose blue and white snowflake fabric on one side and green and red Christmas wreath fabric for the other. She loves it and wore it to school today. I am a knitter and I typically do not sew, as I find it too challenging, but this project was really simple. I used Decor Bond fusible lining and it worked well. THANKS!

  2. lori says:

    i love the handmades series!!!!!!!! so great! thank you!!!!

  3. Ekioart says:

    Those curlers are so cool! I love to get a bit of info with my craft tech… ^-^

  4. Kristina says:

    I am in love with that ‘Best Band Ever’!

  5. Michele says:

    what a great gift idea!

  6. Anna says:

    I love the hair clips! Well, I know my daughter would love them

  7. Deby says:

    Love these….and have a few neices that these would love these…great idea

  8. Jody Haller says:

    I love the hair accessories! I am really excited to get to work on some of these fabulous gifts!

    Thank you, thank you!

  9. cute headbands. i really like the fabric choices.

  10. Maria says:

    Nice ideas for left-over small pieces of fabric!

  11. Angie says:

    These are all great! The little covered barrettes would be great for my girls and the Best Band Ever” would be great for myself to keep my hair out of my face when I’m crafting. Thank you so much for posting these.

  12. Tina M. says:

    I love the cloth curlers! Never would have thought to make those.

    Thanks for the tutorials. 🙂

  13. Jess says:

    Great ideas! I want some barretts for me!

  14. Natalie says:

    I love the curlers! They will be great for my daughters hair.

  15. Sarah M says:

    I love the reversable head band. How cute! I’ll be making a bunch of these. 🙂

  16. Rita says:

    these are so fun! I have some great silk remnants just waiting to be made into scarves for my hair…maybe I’ll get to that this weekend.

  17. jenn says:

    The headband projects ROCK! Love them,!! How cute are those rollers? That brings back memories from when I was little and every Sat nite my mom would “roll” my hair for church! Thank you for the great memory!

  18. I have 4 grandaughters and their parents are asking that toys be reduced to almost nothing. I am in total agreement as we are all reducing the buying this year. Handmade gifts will now be even more important in our effort to reduce, reuse, recycle. My girls will be getting some of these lovely hair clips, headbands, etc. for Christmas. Thank you for the awesome site.

  19. Letty says:

    The hair curlers are SO funny and they look great!

  20. LisaAlso says:

    Great ideas! Do you think an overweight, middle-aged woman can get away with those covered hair clips?? I so want them!

  21. Janice says:

    Cute…love how quick and easy these are!

  22. Cocoa says:

    With six daughters in the house these tutorials are PERFECT!!!!

  23. Anna says:

    Love the hair things and hope that the tutorials will still be around when the pixie’s hair decides to grow. 8 months and still bald. Oh well…

  24. Libby says:

    Really cute hair clips. These would be perfect for my granddaughter.

  25. Dana says:

    Can’t wait to make a few for my girls! Thanks.

  26. Christie says:

    I’ve always wanted to make my own fabric-covered headbands to match my outfits…I am so looking forward to digging into this tutorial!

  27. Chas says:

    These all are wonderful!!!
    I will try to make several of these for my two daughters! 🙂
    Have a Happy Thanksgiving!

  28. Vickie says:

    I really like the covered barrettes! Those would make great stocking gifts!
    Thanks again!

  29. Holly says:

    Cute ideas! Happy Thanksgiving!

  30. Handmade Holidays ROCK!!! I love Suzanne’s Best Ever Headband! Definitely going to whip some of those up!

    Hoping Handmade Holidays never end!

    Happy Turkey Day to everyone!

    With friendship,

  31. Alison says:

    Definately going to have to try out the ‘best band ever’ in Lauren’s choice. Great tutorial! Thank you!

  32. Alisa says:

    The covered barrettes are so sweet, and so are the headbands. Thanks so much again, for the terrific month of tutorials!

  33. Kim says:

    What adorable barrettes! I love making my 2 girls all kinds of hair goodies so those will be on my list for sure! Thank you for posting all these great Tuts!!!


  34. April C says:

    Yet again, Amaazing! The barrettes are adorable and perfect. Excellent stocking stuffer for my daughter!
    The headbands, I’ve bought a couple off of etsy… saw how easy they were but having a pattern will be perfect! I have some cute fabric that would suit the curlers too 🙂 Neat idea for my Mum!

  35. sally says:

    Oh, those covered barrettes are so cute! Great idea!

  36. Kris says:

    I just love the barrettes, they are simply beyond cute! I look forward each day to see what else will be on here, its like a little bit of Christmas everyday for me!

  37. Kate says:

    What cute gift ideas. Thanks for sharing the links.

  38. Violet says:

    I’ve seen those barrettes selling for lots of money. Thanks for the link!!! My little girl will love them!

  39. Gina says:

    The felt barrettes are sweet. I must have missed that blog entry of Angry Chicken’s, so thanks for pointing it out. Keep the ideas coming so I can live up to the handmade pledge this year!

  40. 23rdspiral says:

    barrettes? we dont have that word in England! just plain old hair clips… thanks for the links to more fabulous tutorials and also expanding my vocabulary!

  41. Rose L says:

    ribbon headband = so simple! What a great idea. Thanks!

  42. Yvette says:

    Been meaning to make some headbands for a while – thanks for all the different options!

  43. Kristine says:

    Time to make some cute headbands…

  44. Rachael says:

    I’m so gonna make those headbands! Thanks for all the great ideas!

  45. mama k says:

    wow. i never would have though about sewing my own curlers.

  46. Missy says:

    I want to make the best headband ever for myself and those clips for my daughter. I think this months posts will keep me busy long after Christmas!

  47. Joy says:

    Thanks for more and more gift ideas! I am loving the covered barrettes!!!

  48. I love those covered barrettes!!

  49. Great idea for the barrets! Looks fun! I want to try the best headband ever too.

  50. Tuija says:

    I loved the covered barrettes (and most other things this month, too!). Will be making some as soon as I get some felt sent over to the North of Brazil (for some reason not readily available in crafting shops over here…).

  51. melissa says:

    my daughter is being spoiled in handmade goodness this year…the skirts, the crayon roll-ups, and now hair-do thingy-ma-bobs (as we call them!) THANK YOU for this site! I am so very excited for christmas this year!!! (normally i get a little sick in the tummy over it)…aaaahhh sweetness!

  52. Lauren S. says:

    cute hair clips! saw them before on amy’s blog!

  53. Teddi says:

    Love the covered barrettes! Now if my youngest would just grow enough hair to wear them! I’ll start making them now for that day! Love all the tutorials!

  54. Regina says:

    Sure – you post these wonderful ideas the week AFTER I cut 8 inches off my hair and donate it! I might be able to use the barrettes though. Beautiful stuff!

  55. Barbara says:

    Great ideas. I can think of a few little girls who need covered hair clips and hairbands in their stockings. I’m off to have a look at those hair curlers too.

  56. Yvonne says:

    These would make great stocking stuffers!! Thanks for sharing!

  57. Those curlers are intriguing! I may need to try that soon.

    Thank you so much for this month of tutorials! I haven’t commented before now, but I’m really enjoying each and every day full of craftiness.

  58. Dani Perry says:

    Love the hair curlers! I may have to try my hand at those! I remember sleeping in curlers as a little girl….ouch!

    Thanks so much for all the great ideas this month!

  59. adrienne says:

    Thank you Karen for your great tutorials on the different headbands! =]

  60. Julia D says:

    Fabric curlers! Brilliant…I may need to start wearing headbands.

  61. Terri E. says:

    I can’t wait for the next day’s tutorials! These were great! I especially love the hair curlers. We used to use paper and called them papelitos!
    : )

  62. sharon says:

    too cute!

  63. Mystele says:

    Too cute!!!

  64. Erica says:

    Thanks for putting these ideas together!! This has become one of the first things I check in the mornings. The barette ideas are so timely. I was planning to put a few together for the girls in my daughter’s preschool class. Thanks again for this entire month’s worth of ideas!

  65. Darma says:

    I love these tutorials.Today’s head gear items are going to make some little girls very happy this Christmas. Funky hair curlers are great! Neat to see the ideas flowing via your site.Things I didn’t know where out there to make with tutorials. Thanks for the really great selection!

  66. Kacy says:

    Those felt covered hair clips are PERFECT! Can’t wait to stuff my daughter’s stocking with them 🙂

  67. Heather B says:

    Pretty barrettes, cute headbands and curlers! What more can a girl ask for!

  68. Lil' d says:

    Great tutorials. Now I just need to find a way to get my little girl to stop taking stuff out of her hair…

  69. Mary says:

    Wonderful ideas! I’ve learned tips to make the headbands and hairclips I already make much easier to do. Thank you so much for all the wonderful ideas this month!

  70. Kirstie says:

    Those curlers are a wonderful idea! Thanks for all the inspiration this month!

  71. Love the headbands! And the barrette! Thank you guys for putting together all of these fabulous tutorials!

  72. Kathleen says:

    Great gift ideas today! I’m going to include the headbands in goody bags for my daughter’s burthday party, I think the 6 year old girls will love them! While you’re at Suzanne’s site checking out the headband tutorial also look at her bagsket. Very cool!!

  73. Kristin says:

    The covered barrettes are adorable! Wish I had a little girl to wear them.

  74. Mique says:

    I love these tutorials- I’ve had so much fun checking in every day for new ideas. Thanks!
    I’d LOVE LOVE LOVE to win a Sew Mama Sew gift certificate.

  75. Arlene says:

    Great ideas!!! Just something I ‘ve been thinking about and didn’t know where to look

  76. alison says:

    Love the fabric choices. I can picture each of them as a headband!

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