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How to.. make a No Sew Alice Band (in 5min)

| May 4, 2012 | 12 Comments

Oh my, this “”How To make a No Sew Alice Band” – must be my quickest and craftiest cheat EVER! The idea came from my Mother in Law, apparently she had them as a child. I added some no sew craftiest by whipping out the stapler and hey presto – bright colourful Alice Bands….. I made this in literally less than 5 minutes (I think finding the stapler took longer). And kept it simple – bright red. But of course you could take the this “basic idea” and decorate your Alice Band with flowers or butterflies or stripes. Your call!

no sew alice band

Materials: A strip of felt, some elastic, stapler

(I think this would look nicely with fabric too – just use some bonda web and iron down the sides, to get a nice neat edge)

1) Cut a strip of felt the desired width. Check for size on your or your child’s head. It should go all the way round, minues about 2 inches.

alice band easy quick

2) Cut a strip of elastic (about 1.5inchs – i.e. slightly shorted than the remaining space). I cut two, as my elastic was so thin, but one thicker one should do too. Staple in place. Job done. Make 100s…. Then bribe your child to wear it!

I do use hair slides on the side to help keep in place – my little one is very active! But 4 weeks later and we still use 3 of these regularly!  I suspect they won’t last for ever, but you can always make more and new ones to match latest outfits and preferences!

no sew alice band

Happy Alice Band making!

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  1. Liz Burton says:

    What a great idea! I’m all for co-ordination so these are perfect! And my oh my, how beautiful is your daughter?

  2. Red Ted Art says:

    Oh Liz, you are to sweet :-) I guess you have only met Red Ted!!!! Need to change that! xxx

  3. Sian says:

    The possibilities are endless : ) not sure I could persuade my little boy to partake though : )

  4. Red Ted Art says:

    Ah yes – therein lies the problem… a girl craft for sure! :-)

  5. Bert Biiggs says:

    Brilliant – storing this idea, and no sew tutu, for a girly afternoon. Am hoping even I can do this – my skills are truely limited!!


  6. Red Ted Art says:

    Oooh Bert! Long time no speak! So pleased you like them! Dropping you a text now. NEED to meet your new(ish?!) baby!

  7. Vicky says:

    This is so clever! And I love the idea of a headband to match every outfit. This is a diva approved craft. Just pinned this!

  8. Belle says:

    Very cute! I’d love for you to add it on my link party at: Thanks!

  9. Red Ted Art says:

    Done! Thanks for the invite!

  10. Belle says:

    Thanks for linking up!

  11. angie says:

    what a super cute model and thanks for the tip may try this for my granddaughter

  12. Raphaelle says:

    Great idea, thank you for sharing :-) though I might just sew the elastic band as I dont mind sewing and my daughter’s afro hair may not like getting caught in the staple 😉

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