Wednesday, August 20, 2008

knee highs aren't just for the lunch lady

I've gotten quite a few emails about making bows... here's how I make nylon headbands that are so soft and stretchy-perfect for babies.


Q-Biscuit gives it two thumbs up.


I'm not a professional bow maker, so if you are, please leave us some tips:)
*Start with one knee-high length nylon
*Pin together the toe to the bottom of the elastic part that would sit right under your knee if you were wearing them
*Sew in a loose setting so you can gather it
*Cut off that extra nylon piece
*Pull the top stitch to gather the nylon
*Then simply glue the flower to the nylon OR
you can glue a piece of ribbon around the seam then interchange clips with flowers on them.
Capiche?

I'll show you how I make the flowers on clips in the second installment of 'Liz's attempt to make her girls not look like boys.'


it's late... nigh-night!

28 comments:

Mimmers49 said...

OMG!!!! These are so stinkin' cute! I wish I had a baby head to put them on!!!

Allie said...

Fab idea! So cute. I wonder if this would work for dogs... they'd LOVE it I'm sure. :)

Dorans said...

wow is your baby cute! love your blog, and check it often for a little smile. thanks,

Michele Sheedy said...

Baby Q looks just like Collin--too cute. Love checking in on your blog, thanks for inspiring to us.

Emilie Ahern said...

Q Biscuit could NEVER look like a boy!!! She is so feminine and beautiful.

Love the bows. My girls look totally kooky in them since their heads are big...{sigh}...so we're stuck with boy comments for now.

Q looks gorgeous!

Karli said...

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Karli

Ashley and Chris Miles said...

to put it as simply as possible my dear sister you amaze me. We are going to moms on Sunday I hope to see you and the kiddies there. I can't wait to hold my Quincey again.

obxpatti said...

that is so clever! TFS the directions.

Sara Ancich said...

Quincey is just beautiful. She is really getting her own not-so-newborn pretty face now.
I don't have babies to put headbands on anymore...hmmm... I wonder if my chihuahuas would sport these?

angie worthington said...

Q Biscuit is so adorable!!...and so is that stinkin cute headband...you ar so freakin creative...

Amy said...

You are all so cute and I know I can always count on a good laugh when I check your blog! And don't worry about your girls looking like boys, those that can't tell the difference don't count anyway! LOL... I remember being out with my Bella when she was a baby (with no hair) dressed in frilly pink from head to toe and I would still have people come up and say "oh, he is so cute! How old is he?" As my kids would say now "they are coo coo crazy!" Who could possibly mistake Q&A for boys?!Thanks for always sharing your great ideas!

Sophia said...

That is awesome...

min said...

Want some totally cute wrist candy to establish the girliness? I will make you some and send them to you if you e-mail me the sizes of their wrists.. mommamin@comcast.net... I promise, it will help to establish gender;)

THE FAMILY OF OAK said...

YAY!!! Thanks for doing this post. I know we ask a lot of you, but seriously you are so amazing. Talented in SO many ways! So, thank you tons for sharing.

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megan said...

These are too cute! I'm due in 3 weeks, if only I was having a girl! It seems like it is boy season in my neck of the woods right now. Love the ideas!!

Lindsay Dawne said...

Thanks for sharing! So cute!:)

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megan said...

I haven't read the Twilight series yet, it is on my list but our public library doesn't have any of them in! :(

Mari-Beth said...

Your creativity amazes me! I thought I was creative, but you've got me beat by a longshot! You inspire me with your creations, your humor and your faith. I have a 6-year old with hippie/surfer boy hair and he always gets mistaken for a girl regardless of the boy clothes and attitude. Any suggestions....

Scrapanimal said...

The bow is so cute and great idea.

XO Simone

Mrs Applejuice said...

Haha! I'm in the same spot...trying to make my baby girl not look like a boy. Thanks for the tutorial on making granny sock headbands :-)

Mommy Shar said...

Love them.. my niece is exspecting a little girl next month and we are going to attempt to make some headbands for her. Speaking of.. I am ready for the 2nd installment of Liz's attempt to make her girls not look like boys. Clips please!!!

MakeBowsandMore said...

Great pictures and your daughter is beautiful!
Here is a way to hand sew nylon headbands http://nylonheadbands.blogspot.com

April, Kevin, Amelia, and Tessa said...

I search your blog and never found a post about attaching the flowers to clips. Did you do a post on it and I missed it?

Cori said...

Oooh, I'm going to have to try making my baldy baby some of these. I'd also love to know how you attach flowers to it.

Steph said...

Okay, I am officially a follower! You are amazing. Ans your work is awesome. Did you continue the nylon post with the flower bit at all? I have nylons and flowers sitting in front of me....waiting for your help ;) Well, they'll still be here everynight after I put the kids to bed, so no rush :) Thanks!

babyheadbandsuk said...

Wow! I love them! Super cute baby headbands x