How to Make A 1920’s HeadBand!

Hey.

Some friends of mine over at Zuwena Events, here,are planning their premier event entitled: Aura: A Vintage Affair .

It’s going to be an old movie screening and cocktail party with a whole 1920’s/ 1930’s feel. This is their first event and they are pretty excited about it.

The film they will be showing is called, ‘ Bringing Up Baby’ starring Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn, an 1938 screwball comedy.

They have requested everyone to be decked out in their best 1920’s outfit which is an idea I really love. I’ve been intrigued with the style of this era, especially with shows like Downton Abbey and the movie The Great Gatsby around to bring it all back to life.

The thing I adore the most about the style back then is the hair accessories. The feathers, the sequins, beads and head scarves were a serious trend back then and women were hardly ever without them.

So for fun, I made two easy headbands that can be worn to such an event. So for all you ladies out there in need of a 1920’s headband or just a headband, keep reading.

Feather Headband

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Supplies:

One peacock feather

Smaller feathers

Gems

Elastic (enough to get around your head)

Glue Gun ( Fabric Glue or Needle and Thread)

 

How to Make A 1920's Headband

Step 1: Take the elastic and wrap it around your head. Make sure it fits your head snuggly,otherwise you have a headache the whole night. Next, mark the place where you what the embellishments to go.

 

Step 2: Lay the elastic down and take out your glue gun. Place some glue down where you made your mark and gently place the bottom of your peacock feather on the glue. Sometimes these feathers come pretty long so cut all the excess off and only keep the top part of the feather also known as the peacock eye and a bit under that.

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Step 3: Glue the bottom of the smaller feathers down.

How to Make A 1920's Headband

How to Make A 1920's Headband

 

Step 4: Take the gems and glue them on top the feathers where they meet on the elastic band. This adds a nice touch and hides the glue holding the feathers down.

 

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Step 5: Trim any stray glue and excess feather.

Step 6: Glue, stitch or tie the end of the elastic band together.

And viola! Your first headband.

 

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Now, onto the next one. This one is much easier and just as cute.

Sequin Headband 

Here is what you’ll need:

Sequin Trim (stretched sequin trim is even better)

Small piece of elastic

Glue Gun ( Fabric Glue or Needle and Thread)

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Step 1: Glue along the edges of the sequin trim and fold a little piece over for a quick hem on both sides.

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How to Make A 1920's Headband

 

Step 2: Place some glue in the middle of the hem you just made and place one side of the elastic down on the glue.

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Step 3: Add more glue on top the elastic and fold over the  excess pieces of trim on to the elastic.

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Step 4: Do the same on the other side.

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For reinforcement, you can make a small stitch on both sides where the elastic is glued and cut a piece of black satin, the same length and width of the sequin trim, and glue it on the underside of the trim to protect your hair from the sequins.

And you are finish!

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Now you can rock your headbands.

The event will be held in Barbados, at the Barbados Museum and Historical Society on Valentine’s Day (February 14th, 2014) at 7:30 p.m. For more information you can check out the event’s page on Facebook here.

Well, that is it.

Thanks for reading and I hope this was helpful.

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