Monday, 21 December 2009

D.I.Y. Style: Customise with Trims

The Christmas holidays are a great time to get stuck into some craft projects, and if you're a bit of a novice like me, you'll be looking for something that's quick and easy to do.

One of the simplest ways to customise your plain hijabs is by adding trims to the borders. You can find all sorts of trims at craft stores like HobbyCraft and haberdashery stalls at local markets, where they are usually pretty inexpensive.

When I had a go at this, I used a plain cotton hijab from 2hijab, but you could also simply buy some fabric and hem the edges. Then all you have to do is measure out the correct length of trim for your hijab, and sew it on using a simple running stitch in a thread of a similar colour, securing it at the ends.

And the best thing is, you can add several rows of different trims, or remove them and add different ones whenever you like! Is this something you'll be trying out?


Urooba said...

oh HEY! Cute idea!

WhiteOrchid said...

Thats a great idea. I have a lot of plain hijabs; must try this :)

Btw, its great that you're active on twitter jana!

Lâle said...

its great, i have some scarves made out of fabric iv bought i havent put borders on as my kids r a bit young to have fluff n sequins about but id be deffinatly be putting some on in the future, in turkey a lot of women do lacing and they lace all of their scarves on the edge :-D

Amela Karajčić-Kulauzović said...

Thats a great idea, Im loving all the different trims available. You can also try and trim the caps/bonnets under the hijab, thats really pretty too.

Aamina said...

Its a great idea, and if you don't like the idea of sewing anything onto your hijabs, i just buy loads of those cute head bands that are in shops at the moment (accessorize has really nice ones)and just put them on, it also means that im not stuck with one design on one hijab and can mix and match =D

fatima said...

hello, jana
i love your blog, can you help me out, i'm short and and chubby do you have any suggestions or tips that would be great!

myownpersonalrehab said...

great idea!


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