I’m pretty excited to show this super cute french embroidery book I ordered off Etsy. Ma vie a broder, My Life Embroidered.

I whipped up one of the designs and used it for a journal cover. The tutorial is from Bloom and was featured on the Moda Bake Shop. The original design was for a bakery, but Paige suggested embroidering our SewMod logo and making it a quilt shop instead. Great idea Paige because it turned out soooo cute. That’s what’s great about brainstorming with a friend!

I’m so glad I bought this book. These designs are so girly. Especially the clothesline scene. I find it’s rare when you love a book from front to finish.

I also plan on purchasing this book too. Doodle Stitching.

But of course, I did check this one out from the library to preview it first. I spent one day this weekend making these headbands. Couldn’t have been easier either. I didn’t get a chance to make the  embroidered one in the book because I got hooked on  making them out of my scraps.

A 4-1/2″ x 18″ strip of fabric and a 5″ piece of elastic is all you need.

Start by sewing the fabric right sides together down the long edge.

Press the seam open. Turn right side out. Press the headband so that the seam is down the middle of the back.

Fold the ends in 1/4″ and press.

Fold the ends to a “V” and tuck the elastic in.  Sew several times across to secure and repeat for the other side, making sure not to twist the headband.

Easy Peasy!

I sent the two OU Sooner ones home to my sis-in-laws to wear during the bowl game.