Krafty Headbands

I’m having a headband obsession type thingo.. I got inspired by my friend Jana who made a scrappy headband based on a tutorial over at Smile and Wave.  I decided I’d give this a try with some upcycled t-shirts!

At first, I really liked the white idea…

And then I decided to try some colour!

So far, I’ve made these 3.  They’re such a good use of scraps, and pretty easy to make, although my sewing machine didn’t much like sewing the ends.

I think I’ll give these a try with some different fabrics, like quilter’s weight cotton, to get a different look.. and how cute would they be with a little rosette? OK, doing that now!

look, look, look!


These will be for sale in my Etsy Store soon!


About Shauna

I fell in love with the art of rubber stamping when I was 12 years old. I blame my grandparents. I already had every crafty hobby imaginable when they bought me a few stamps, an ink pad, and some embossing powder. I was hooked. From that point on, no special occasion has gone unmarked by one of my hand-crafted creations. Scrapbooking came next, and though it isn't my first love, it's a close second.
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5 Responses to Krafty Headbands

  1. Jana says:

    Looks good Shauna! Glad you’re enjoying sewing.

    Have you thought at all about the ethical/copyright issues that may surround selling something you’ve made from another person’s tutorial? That’s what’s been holding me back from selling on Etsy recently… I’m just not sure if someone could ding you for using their idea/their pattern/etc… like for almost all my knitting patterns, it says “for personal use only/not for commercial purposes/etc” — and S informs me that even if it doesn’t, there is implied copyright. Just curious what you may know about this that I don’t. :)

  2. Shauna says:

    Since there isn’t a patent on it, it’s totally allowed. You’re selling the good, not a patented item. You can’t copyright the process of creating a good.

    However, what I you can’t do is use an image or something directly, if it’s been copyrighted. So I can’t use a stamp to make some pretty stationary and sell lots of it, unless that is allowed under that particular company’s angel policy.

    You also (as far as I know) can’t take a pattern you got from someone else and sell the actual pattern.. but anything made FROM it is ok.

    So yeah, totes allowed if you’ve handcrafted something using your own materials and such.

  3. Shauna says:

    I don’t see an ethical problem either. Just don’t say “hey, look what I made up, all by myself!”

  4. Jana says:

    Do you have any links about what you’ve read saying it’s okay? I have only found info saying the product is copyright protected as well.

    I think you’re right that you can’t copyright the PROCESS of making something. Like the technique of sewing a certain way, or knitting in a ‘stockinette stitch’, etc. But from what I’m reading, the end product of that process, if it was made following someone else’s copyrighted instructions, is protected.

    But then, this is all US copyright law, too. May not apply to us the same way?

  5. Shelle says:

    You look so cute and the head-bands are nice too ;)

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