Even when I'm working crazy long days, I'm a sucker for a DIY project to unwind. We dress Rudy in a lot of hand-me-downs (Thank you, generous friends!) and she often ends up looking very gender neutral.
While it doesn't bother us when people tell us we have such a big handsome boy (We just say "thanks!") sometimes a headband or bow makes it easy for strangers to know what to say. We've been getting compliments on Rudy's headbands lately, which inspired this post.
I bought some fabric in a stretch jersey knit and experimented with two styles: a simple knot (shown in teal) and (as seen in the grey and pink) a turban-style. For the turban-style, I also sewed a line of stitching up the back so that it doesn't come undone.
The fabric makes it really stretchy over Rudy's head and the fabric was really cheap and I have lots left in case I'm ever ambitious enough to make her actual clothing.
I decided to sew these by hand, since they're so simple (or SEW simple, haha) but if I were attempting a larger project, I'd use my machine and make sure I bought a ball-point needle for the stretch jersey.
For now, I'll stick with simple headbands. :)
Note: If you're shopping online, try fabric.com because they have a great selection. I might try a pattern like this, this or this!