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Old 02-07-2008, 08:40
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I've made a couple headbands for dd. They turned out fairly well. I have a couple questions though...

Do you glue it just on the ends, or anywhere else too?

It seems that once I get past the middle, it is difficult for me to keep the back side smooth against the headband, any tricks??
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:38
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I've never had a problem keeping it flat on the back. You can use a clothespin to kind of hold it along the way. I only use glue at the beginning and end.
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I have only made the two. Neither have done that.
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I've made a couple headbands for dd. They turned out fairly well. I have a couple questions though...

Do you glue it just on the ends, or anywhere else too?

It seems that once I get past the middle, it is difficult for me to keep the back side smooth against the headband, any tricks??

Is your headband tapered at the ends? If it is, then you will get ribbon not wanting to lay flat once you reach the halfway point. I'm not sure how to fix it. I've only made 3 headbands so far. I noticed I had that problem with the headband that had tapered ends. The headbands that were the same width along the whole thing, didn't do that. Maybe someone else has some helpful tips for this. I'm wondering about it too.

And to answer your question, I only use glue on the ends of the diamondback weave. When I used the braid and also when I just ribbon wrapped, I used glue along the whole headband.
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Old 02-07-2008, 09:22
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Default Re: question about making the headbands

If you don't have a clothespin handy, use and alligator clip. I use one clip on each side and move them after I finish about three rounds of the pattern. This helps keep the ribbon tight and flat.
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thank you! I did use aligator clips along the way to keep it tight. But the headband is a bit tapered, so maybe that is why. Where do you find 1" headbands that are not tapered??
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thank you! I did use aligator clips along the way to keep it tight. But the headband is a bit tapered, so maybe that is why. Where do you find 1" headbands that are not tapered??
Not sure. I bought covered headbands at the grocery store ($3 for 6) and just cut the covers off. Mine are thin though. Only 1/2" I would have bought better ones from the craft store, but I only made them for DD.
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thank you! I did use aligator clips along the way to keep it tight. But the headband is a bit tapered, so maybe that is why. Where do you find 1" headbands that are not tapered??
Mine are tapered on each end--I just use the aligator clip, weave, when I weave a few--I move the clip down, then as I get to the ends--just pull the ribbon tighter so that it conforms to the taper--mine are ok...just use the clip to hold the ribbon down...the ends are a little tougher--but nothing you can't handle...I can post a pic of my headband--but not sure if just seeing a finished product will help!
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Thanks! Knowing that there is no trick that I'm missing helps a ton. I will just keep practicing
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