Spoonflower recently offered a free 8″ x 8″ swatch of their sport lycra. While I won’t be making bathing suits with it I did want to create a new workout headband. In honor of #sweatnsew I thought I would pick something with a sewing theme.
There isn’t a lot of purple in my workout gear, but I’m not a matchy matchy person for workout clothes.
Fabric is called Pins & Needles from robyriker on Spoonflower. I went for an easy headband and used an infinity scarf technique. Cut the 8×8 square in half. Sew the two ends together so you have a strip that is 4×15 ish. Sew a tube right sides together.
Turn the tube inside out. Normally after this I would try to make my seam on the inside of the tube by leaving just a small opening that I hand stitch. However, this tube is small so making the seam go to the inside is possible, but I was being lazy and just sewed the ends together. I added a zig zag stitch to help secure it. I doubt anyone is going to be examining the headband so I just need it functional.
It’s a little tight which is good for my fine hair. Most sport headbands don’t stay on my head so I opt for a hat. Maybe a fat quarter would be better for making headbands, making it just a tad longer.
I’m going for a run this morning and will give it a try out in the wild. It did okay at home yesterday without me moving around too much.
It was great to just whip up a project and put it to use.