Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Vintage Hankie Headbands

Remember when I posted a tutorial a couple of weeks ago about making a 5-minute vintage hankie hair tie?

One of my blog followers, Shari, left a comment asking if I could make a headband.  Hadn't thought about headbands before her comment, so I reached into my ever-growing vintage hankie collection...

And made this

Hoping Shari will share a picture, but in the meantime, Mabel modeled it for me.

I really like the results.  Despite my enormous supply of beautiful, new fabrics, nothing compares to the beauty of these vintage hankies!

I'm stitching up a bunch more ~ think they compliment my Retro Revival products perfectly.  I should have them available on my website and Etsy shop soon.

Do you have a stash of vintage hankies?  Share a comment about what you're doing with them and you'll be entered to win this darling, vintage apron:

Winner will be drawn May 31st ~ good luck!


chrisartist said...

Your vintage hankies are so beautiful.
I had a wave of memories come to mind. Mostly gifts off Aunties. Where do you find them?

Paula Parrish said...

Hello Cindy,
I love your Vintage Hankie Headband, super cute. I am amazed by your talent in the craft of sewing. Have a wonderful day.
Smiles, Paula

Denise said...

Beautiful headbands and ponytail scarfs. Right now I have long hair and would wear them.I have lots of vintage hankies,keep getting ideas of what I would love them as but never get around making anything.

Anonymous said...

So cute! I make banners with my hankies- just flip them over a cord- not cutting but I've seen so many other cute ideas out there! ♥

My Vintage Mending said...

I see lots of these in my future...Love my hankies and like to iron them more than anything...short and sweet...smiles...Renee

Jingle said...

What a great idea! Super cute!

Shari said...

Adorable, Cindy!!! I can't wait to try it on! I'll let you know when I get the package. :)

Blessed Serendipity said...

I love these Cindy! I have collected vintage hankies for a long time and just love all the floral ones with their sweet patterns and colors. Hope you have a great day.


Becky said...

Dagnabit Cindy, are you sure we weren't separated at birth!?

I was just playing with a hankie from my stash the other day and deciding how to make a headband!

Suz said...

I wear headbands alot and this one is very charming.

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Oh my God! What a cutie!
Very delicate ... I love it.
PS: this will be my apron!
A big hug my dear friend Cindy.

Shirley Hatfield said...

I will definitely watch your etsy shop for the headbands...a "why didn't I think of that?" idea! =D

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

So clever, and it makes such a pretty headband! Sadly, my vintage hankies are stacked inside a hatbox, but I do use them in my tablescapes. I just finished soaking and handwashing 30 that belong to my local animal thrift store, now I need to iron and return for them to sell. Really, how could I say no! :-) Pam

Perfectly Printed said...

I am using vintage hankies to edge Christmas stockings I'm making for my daughter and the new baby our family is waiting for! Love the headbands!!


donna said...

I just love your vintage hankies. What a great idea your a hair band.
I have been collecting vintage hankies and I just love them. They are displayed in my sewing room.