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Retro Vibes: My DIY Wired Headband

Updated: Nov 22, 2023

This month, I took a leap into a DIY project I've been itching to try for ages – a wired headband. Perfect for those bad hair and bad fringe days, this accessory seemed like the ideal solution.

Inspired by a post in the Australian Sewing Advice and Inspiration Facebook group and a recomended video tutorial from Notches Sewing, I decided it was time to dive into the world of retro wired headbands.

I used a scrap of my Colour Splash fabric in a lightweight cotton twill. Admittedly, it might have been a tad heavier than recommended, but I wanted to improvise with what I had on hand.

The video broke down the process into easily digestible steps. The post from the Facebook group used coated electrical wiring instead of wire. Luckily, Mr. Loopla had some in his man cave, so I went with that option too.

It was smooth sailing until the final step – pushing the second half of the headband right way around with the wire in. A tad tricky, but with a bit of patience, it came together and I'm pretty thrilled with the result.

Be sure to check out the range of Loopla fabrics at Spoonflower.

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