M&J Trimming On Teen.com (DIY Headbands)

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Our designer, Abby and M&J Trimming was recently featured on Teen.com TV.  As headbands continue being a popular must-have, Abby teaches you how to create some easy and beautiful pieces. 

Click here to watch the video clip of Abby teaching you the simple techniques.

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By Milton

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Ladies, it’s that time again.  This Sunday, M&J Trimming will be hosting another headband workshop.  You’ll be able to learn how to create some dazzling DIY headbands like the one I made here.  Call 1-800-9-MJTRIM to register. 

For this headband, I used a large plastic headband that I got from a local discount store.  With a 2″ wide satin ribbon, I simply covered the headband using unique stitch glue.  After that dried, I glued a beaded appliqué onto the side.  Then Tada!  It’s really that simple. 

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Next Headband Workshop 3/8/09

Our next headband workshop will be on March 8th, 2009.  If you’re interested, please call 1-800-9-MJTRIM ext 377 to sign-up.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Next Headband Workshop February 15

M&J Trimming will be hosting another exciting headband workshop on February 15th.  If you’re in the NYC area, you’re more than welcome to join us.  Remember that spaces are limited, so it’s good to reserve your spot as soon as possible. 1-800-9-MJTRIM

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2/1/09 Headband Workshop Photos

Thank you to everyone who participated in this past Sunday’s Headband Workshop.  We hope it was as great of an experience for you as it was for us.  The turn out was great and very enjoyable.  For those who were not able to make it, don’t worry.  We will be hosting another headband workshop again very soon.  Below you can find the photos for this past workshop.

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Satin Bow Headband

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By Milton

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Headbands are undeniably popular, thanks to Gossip Girl.  Girls across the world can’t seem to get enough of these lovely accessories.  However, these headbands do come with a large price tag at the department stores.  Recently, a lot of people took a different route and started making their own headbands.  I’ve put up some instructions on this new piece that is quite popular.

 

Materials:

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Instructions:

  1. Turn the glue-gun on and leave it to heat up for about 3-5 minutes.
  2. After the glue is hot, carefully place a tiny dab of the glue long one end of the 1.5″ satin ribbon.  Do this for both the 12 inch and 14 inch long ribbons. 
  3. Then take the other end and place it over the area that you applied glue to. 
  4. After a few minutes, turn both ribbons inside out.  Apply a little bit of glue to the area where you see the ends that were already glued together.  Then hold the ribbon together in the center so that there are two loops.  (One on each side)
  5. Flip the ribbon back into place.  Apply a little bit of glue along the center of the 14 inch long ribbon.  Then place that glued area onto the headband.  As you’re adding the ribbon, pinch the ribbon into place.  (As shown in the picture above)
  6. Repeat step 5 with the 12 inch long ribbon, but this time place the ribbon over the other ribbon that you glued onto the headband.
  7. Once you’ve done that, add a little bit of glue to the 5/8″ satin ribbon and wrap it around the center of the larger ribbons. 
  8. Leave it to dry for a minute or two and you’re done. 

 

Fashion Headband Workshop!

workshopIf you love headbands and is interested in designing your own, then you may want to join us next Sunday on the 11th.  At M&J Trimming’s showroom, we’ll be hosting an exciting headband workshop.  Come with friends and meet new friends at the first workshop of the year held in NYC’s garment district.

For more information or to sign-up, call 1-800-965-8746.

M&J Trimming
1008 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

DIY Headband For New Years

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By Milton

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It’s pretty obvious that the headbands from Gossip Girl have been inspiring girls everywhere this year.  As long the cast from the show continues with this trend, sporting these stylish headbands isn’t going away anytime soon.    

 This week, I’ve decided to create a different headband using sew-on jewel trims.  They’re great for that extra sparking finish to use on New Years Eve.   There are different colors available to match almost any color garment you might be wearing for the night. 

 

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 Materials:

 Instructions:

  1. Measure the trim so that it wraps around the top of the headband
  2. Cut the trim
  3. Carefully use the glue gun to add glue along the top of the headband
  4. Add the trim from one end the other and let it try
  5. In just minutes, your headband is ready for use!

 

Happy New Years Everyone!

More of Blair Waldorf’s Gossip Girl Headband

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By Milton

It’s Gossip Girl time again! Last time I showed you how to recreate the red and white striped headband that Blair Waldorf wore in the episode “All About My Brother”.  This time, I recreated the headband she wore in the episode “Women on The Verge”. I used 50mm Double Face Silk Ribbon  in silver and a Rhinestone Appliqué.  To make it, you can view the instructions in my previous Gossip Girl Blog .  They are very easy to follow.

Gossip Girl’s Season Premiere is on Monday, September 1 8/7c, so let’s get ready for more drama and lots of accessories!

Gossip Girl Accessories

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By Milton

This blog is for all of you who follow Gossip Girl every week for wardrobe inspiration. If you’re not familiar with the TV series, it is based on the lives of some high school students from the Upper East Side of New York City. The show pretty much resembles a catwalk full of designer clothes. The main characters, Blair Waldrof, Serena van der Woodsen and Jen Humphrey wear brands such as Gucci, Balenciaga, Chanel and many more in every episode. I can’t promise you that I can teach you how to copy the pattern to a Chanel suit or how to reproduce the latest It-bag. However, I can give you tips of how to get a similar look and create accessories that match the ones Upper East Side socialites wear in this hit TV Series.

Let’s start with Blair Waldrof. Her signature style is preppy and classic. You can get her look by wearing school girl uniform inspirations, plaids, peter pan collars, pearl necklaces and knee-high socks. One of her signature accessories are headbands.

In the episode “All About My Brother” she wore a red and white striped ribbon headband with a double bow on the side. I recreated this headband and it was easier than you can imagine. The first step is to make ribbon loops; you can use fabric glue or your sewing machine. For this headband I did a 4″ and a 5″ loop and then I sew it in the center. Then put one on top of the other and wrap another loop around them and glue it (or sew it) at the bottom. For the headband I used a 17″ piece of ribbon, but I recommend you measure your head before you cut it, otherwise you take the risk of having a headband too tight or too loose. Attach a 3″ of elastic to the two ends and glue the bow you made before on the side of it. Just wear it with the right outfit and you’ll get the look of Blair Waldorf.