At the beginning of the year I bought myself a pretty colored leather headband, and I have no idea what happened to it. I have my suspicions, of course *cough* Annabel *cough*. Instead of tracking down another headband, I thought I’d make one. It’s one of the simplest things I’ve ever made, and it looks pretty good if I do say so myself. It took less than ten minutes from start to finish, and no sewing was required!
Strip of leather
Shape to trace
I wanted to make a headband of circles to replace the one I lost, but you can use any shape. Annie asked me to make her a headband of hearts! Trace your shape several times onto the “bad” side of your leather.
Cut out your shapes. I cut out nine circles that are each about an inch in diameter.
Using an X-ACTO knife, cut two parallel slits in each shape. They only need to be slightly bigger than the width of your leather cord.
Cut your leather cord. I cut mine at 35 inches so I’d have plenty of extra to tie in a bow.
String your leather shapes onto your cord.
You can arrange your shapes however you’d like on the cord. I like having them overlap a bit.
You’re done! You secure it on your head by simply tying a knot or bow. Easy! For variation, you could use different colored leather for each shape.
You can wear the leather headband in the traditional across-the-hair way, or tie it around your forehead for a more Boho look.
James was unimpressed by my headband and my kisses.
Any questions, let me know. Have fun!