My latest sewing project is a women’s knot style headband made with knit fabric. I tried a few other sewing patterns but I didn’t like how they were finished, some leaving a large unfinished seam at the back. This pattern by ‘I’ll show you mine’ creates the headband and leaves the sewn seam inside and underneath the knot, so it’s easy to hide.
Description: Women’s knot style headband Pattern: Women’s Headband from I’ll show you mine Fabric: Knit or Jersey
These can be created with knit or cotton jersey. These are great for me because I have a fringe and it makes it easier to style my hair up. I’m also heading on a camping trip so I made myself one in each colour.
I loved the pattern so much I also created a number of them to sell on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy store. I am looking forward to trialling some bow wrap style headbands next.
If you’re in the sewing world it’s highly likely you have been creating face masks to help protect yourself and family against COVID-19. I’ve made a few different types of masks but these have been my favourite pattern so far. I’ve even started selling them on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy Store.
The best fabric I found is the Duck Cloth Cotton, Drill, Denim or Linen, which is quite thick and soft on your face. As you can see I’ve made a huge range for adults and children’s sizing.
Description: Pleated Masks with a split in the back to include extra filters. Sewing Pattern:Sarah Maker – Pleated Face Mask Fabric Used: Cotton Duck Cloth, Drill and Linen
However, if you’ve been to Spotlight or any local fabric store you might have found the 3-6mm elastic is completely sold out everywhere. The best way to get your hands on elastic is to go direct to suppliers, such as Homecraft Textiles (for Australian readers). I purchased a 100m roll and they shipped it out that day via express post.
If you’re interested in buying any of these masks they are still available on my Honey Love Handmade Etsy store. Otherwise this is the perfect beginner sewing pattern to get started in your sewing journey!!
Hope you’re all staying safe during this tough time!! Erin xx