This headband was inspired by the “Hitched Leather Headband” from Anthropologie. It took a little fidgeting, but I finally got the knot to look just right. The coolest thing, though, about this headband is that the leather actually used to be from a couch! No kidding.
I stopped by one of the local leather upholstery shops and asked them if they had any leather scraps to sell. He sold me some blue leather couch cushion covers (luckily without the foam inside) for a pretty good deal. In my opinion, it didn’t look like the couch was a very good looking one, so maybe it is a good thing that its leather has now been successfully repurposed. I also made a purse out of it, which is pictured below, but unfortunately I did not think to keep the pattern to write a tutorial for it.
Click “Continue Reading” for a QUICK TUTORIAL for the headband.Here’s what you’ll need:
-A wide headband
-A nice strip of leather for your headband
-Fabric to line the underside of the headband
1) Cut your strip so it is small enough for your project
2) Fold the strip between your fingers a couple of times to get some nice ridges.
3) Carefully tie your knot where you want it to be on the headband. NOTE: this took a little bit of poking and prodding and pulling, so don’t get frustrated if it is not perfect when you first try to tie it.
4) Glue the leather to your headband. I used some hair clips to hold the leather into place while the glue was drying. NOTE: you may want to glue an extra little piece of leather under the knot if the color of the headband is showing through.
5) Take off the pins and you’re done! Enjoy.