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Old 10-14-2009, 07:32
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Default Easiest width for woven headbands?

My 11 year-old (who is considerably more talented than her idiot mother) wants to try woven headbands. I bought her:


1" plastic headbands (from www.hairparts.com)

3/8" ribbon mix packs (from Ribbon Retreat)


Now I'm second-guessing my choices. I don't want her to get frustrated and give up when she's barely started. Should I get her narrower headbands? Wider ribbon?

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That's what I started with it works prefect for me. I'm sure she'll do great. Post pics of her work when she's done
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That's what I started with it works prefect for me.
That's really good to know - thanks! She's excited about doing this, and I don't want her to get frustrated because it's harder than it has to be.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:03
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3/8 is the ribbon size. 1 and 1/2 inch headbands are great to start with!
Wonderful! She wanted 1" because it's popular right now at her school.

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Dee Dee you are right 1" are really popular. I started with with the only inexpensive headbands I could find last year...they were the ones that had the tubing on them from Walmart and they came 5 to a pack...they are not quite 1/2". They sold very well for me. So with that in mind in the recent buy I bought 4 dozen 1/2" headbands...Yummmmm imagine my surprise when my friends grandchildren came over on Monday and her granddaughter (8 years old) had on a WIDE (1") headband...I was informed that is the "Popular thing". LOL how would I know? I am far away from my grandchildren and live out in the boonies I had no idea other than what sold well for me last year. I'm sure I will still sell them I'm not worried or complaining about what I bought...but if I had "do overs" I'd buy 2 dozen 1/2" and 2 dozen 1". LOL Be sure to post pictures of your daughters headbands. I love doing them.

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I started with with the only inexpensive headbands I could find last year...they were the ones that had the tubing on them from Walmart and they came 5 to a pack...they are not quite 1/2".
They might be 3/8" - it appears to be standard for that kind of covered headband. The 1" are nice, but they hurt my head - how do little girls stand them? For myself, I prefer a narrower width.

Who are *we* to stand in the way of fashion?
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i love making 1/2. now i'm sad that the 1 are more popular!!!

i find that with 3/8 ribbon its trickier to get the weave to cover the headband.
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I started on 1/2" and now prefecting my 1".
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They might be 3/8" - it appears to be standard for that kind of covered headband. The 1" are nice, but they hurt my head - how do little girls stand them? For myself, I prefer a narrower width.

Who are *we* to stand in the way of fashion?
I think they were 3/8" and you are so right who are *we* and what do *we* know? LOL

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i love making 1/2. now i'm sad that the 1 are more popular!!!

i find that with 3/8 ribbon its trickier to get the weave to cover the headband.

Well like I said I ordered 4 dozen 1/2" so that's what I'm making

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