Beginner | 36 min
Taught by Lesley Ware
Add unique style to your outfits and fix any wonky hair days by making your own fun hair accessories. Lesley Ware, author of three sewing and fashion books and a fashion-as-self-care advocate, will show you how easy it is to hand-sew scrunchies, headbands, and bow clips - no sewing machine required. You'll also learn how to work with elastic for a perfect fit. After you master the basics, you can get creative with modifying your hair accessories and adding your own spin. Make one to match any mood or style and wow your friends with some extra special presents.
Learn how to:
  • Make scrunchies, headbands, and bow clips
  • Sew by hand
  • Sew with elastic
  • Design your own hair accessories  
What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to sew 3 different kinds of hair accessories
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list
  • Step-by-step instructions by expert sewist and instructor Lesley Ware
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
        
Chapters
Sew a Trio of Hair Accessories
01:18
01:50
14:30
08:05
11:12
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Ruler
  • Chalk
  • Fabric scissors
  • Pins
  • Hand-sewing needle with matching thread
  • Safety pin
  • Iron and ironing surface
  • Sewing machine and matching thread
  • Material for each of the projects:
  •      Bow: Fabric (linen, silk, velvet or cotton) - 4 in. x 6 in.
  •      Ribbon or contrasting fabric - approx. 1 in. x 2 in.,
  •      Loop turner
  •      Hair Clip / bobby pin / headband
  •      Steam-A-Seam or other fabric fusible to close the hole if you don’t want to sew it (optional)
  •  
  •      Scrunchie: Fabric (linen, silk, velvet or cotton) - 3 ½ in. x 22 in.,
  •      Approx. 9 inches of ¼” elastic,
  •  
  •      Headband: Cotton fabric (woven not stretch) - 18 in. x 4 ¾ in, and 9 in. x 1 ¾ in.,
  •      Approx. 6 inches of ¾" wide elastic
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Sew a Trio of Hair Accessories
Lesley Ware
Add unique style to your outfits and fix any wonky hair days by making your own fun hair accessories. Lesley Ware, author of three sewing and fashion books and a fashion-as-self-care advocate, will show you how easy it is to hand-sew scrunchies, headbands, and bow clips - no sewing machine required. You'll also learn how to work with elastic for a perfect fit. After you master the basics, you can get creative with modifying your hair accessories and adding your own spin. Make one to match any mood or style and wow your friends with some extra special presents.
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January Lookbook // 2021
CBTV
Say cheers to a new year with our stellar assortment of new classes for January. Our daily practice will have you embroidering every day with Lark Rising’s ABC Wall Hanging class, or make a glamorous tunic in Sonya Philip’s Wardrobe Basics: Sew Dress No. 3 class. If you’d like to keep your sewing sweet and simple, Lesley Ware’s Hair Accessories class fits the bill. For some natural pampering, Arina Soler’s Herbal Infused Body Oil is essential, and finally, Jamie Hudson’s pair of STEAM classes will delight techie makers with an Animatronic Owl and a Flying Squirrel Glider. See the upcoming classes here.
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Arina from BellaCreme
Arina Soler believes in creating products with care, consciousness, and consideration. As owner of BellaCreme, an all natural skincare company operating out of the Hudson Valley, she handmakes herbal infusions, salves, and soaps using natural colorants, scents, and unrefined, responsible ingredients. Botanical oil infusions allow you the ability appreciate and enjoy the beneficial properties of nature, are simple to prepare and even easier to use. This class will teach you how to begin making your own natural skin products that are both beautiful and resourceful.
Coming January 27
STEAM: Make an Animatronic Owl Figure
Jamie Hudson
Jamie Hudson is a PhD scientist who started an art company with his wife. He loves finding projects where art and science meet - especially when they make him laugh. Use the print-and-cut function on your Cricut Maker to make an owl figure out of wood, then learn how to use servos and electronics to give your owl the ability to rotate its head. Once you've learned how to bring an element of motion to your art, you'll be inspired by the endless possibilites.
Coming January 27
STEAM: Make a Flying Squirrel Glider
Jamie Hudson
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Thread Painting: Embroider Evergreen Trees
Anna Hultin of OlanderCO Embroidery
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STEAM: Make Balloon Propelled Vehicles
Jamie Hudson
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