Ayoola Hooks-Gibbs. Capstone

I've always loved sewing ever since it was introduced to me when I was 10 years old. When figuring out what I wanted to do for this capstone, it was bit of a no brainer that I wanted to be creative and make headbands. I thought that making headbands and selling them would be pretty easy, but it turned out not to be, because everyone has there own opinions and at the end of it, it's always the customer who is right.The only thing I’m really good at is sewing, knitting and arts and crafts. I began to make headbands for fun at the start of January of 2012, and I thought that I should continue that, but instead become more serious about the sewing and perfect my sewing in order to make the type of headbands that people like, and see in other stored. 



This is a website that explains in pictures how to sew a head band, an smaller one. It’s really easy and straight forward. This website is to help me make the smaller headbands which will be cheaper than the other headband that I’m making. Throughout my research I’ve noticed the different fabrics people are using and it seems to me that it’s stretchy fabric. All of the tutorials that I’ve seem so far consist of the same steps, some steps different than the other, but for the most part the same style comes out at the end. I also think that the pictures are a lot more helpful than youtube videos, mainly because for the youtube videos I have to pause it and see how to do one part. With the pictures it’s more of an easy process to follow.

"DIY Turban Headband." How to Sew. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.


 This source is an video/ tutorial on how to make thick turban headbands. This an really reliable source because it gives me  step by step instructions on how to professionally make an thick, winter turban headband. The reason why I chose this video, because I want to have a variety of headbands and not just one head band that people can  choose from. Another reason why I choose this video is because it’s an tutorial on how to sew the headband. The majority of the tutorials that I ‘ve been watch are how to make a headband without sewing it.

"Easy DIY Headwrap â ¡ - ThatsHeart." YouTube. YouTube, 05 Nov. 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.




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"Sewing Basics #2: 7 Ways to Attach/Use Elastic." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Jan. 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

This site explains how to but elastic in the headband so it can, one size fit all. The reason why I chose this site is because everyone has different shaped heads and it would pretty hard to make the headbands knowing that. This site, I think is by far the best one because it gives some great insight on how to make them professionally. I don’t want to make the headbands too identical to the ones that are sold in clothing stores, but better and more creative. I would only be  able to use this method for the smaller headbands that cost less than the other one.


"Sewing Basics #2: 7 Ways to Attach/Use Elastic." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Jan. 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

This is a book called Special Events which basically covers how to organize events. I skimmed some of the pages ad not all related to what I’m doing, but one page did. It describes ways to achieve goals. It explains how to have a goal. This page is petty helpful, because I yet have a goal for the amount of money or the amount of head band goals I should have to sell. 


"Sewing Basics #2: 7 Ways to Attach/Use Elastic." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Jan. 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

I picked the website pinterest because it has a bunch of pictures of headbands and different picture tutorials. I’ve never been on pinterest before, but I’ve noticed how helpful it is, because you’re able to see DIY products, which I think is pretty cool. This also gives me ideas for my blog that I’m going to create. The picture tutorials are something that I’ve been looking to and something that I’m going to most likely have on my blog.


"Sewing Basics #2: 7 Ways to Attach/Use Elastic." YouTube. YouTube, 19 Jan. 2012. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

This website has a picture tutorial for different looking headbands for the spring. Since I’m going to make headbands throughout the rest of this school year, I’ll have to switch it up. During march I’m going to begin to switch over to more spring looking headbands. This website has different tutorials for headbands that aren’t exactly turban headbands, but similar and consist of the same thing and instructions.


"GiveForward." GiveForward RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

This is an website that has steps on how to fundraise. This is the first time I’m fundraising ever. I thought I’d ask google on how to have an successful fundraiser. Since I’m going to fundraise many times throughout the school year I needed to find an reliable source, and I think this is one of the straight to the point reliable sources I’ve found about fundraising. It explains about advertising and having a team, and having a goal. Although this is what I’ve been thinking about throughout the week, it also has explanations, which is helpful.


"GiveForward." GiveForward RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

For my project I also have to buy all of the materials. During my research I had to research where I’m going to buy the fabric, for a cheap price. I stumbled upon this website where it provides a couple of topic fabric stores in Philly. I’ve chosen that I’d go to to Jomar because they’re known for their low prices. 


"GiveForward." GiveForward RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

I’ve chosen the Jomar website because I’m able to see te type of fabrics they have before going. Although I don’t know if they’ll necisarilly have all of the differen fabrics on the site. I have a sense of what they have. When browsing the websites, I got a lot of different ideas for the headbands, and the pattern. The patteren is a big concept of the headband, because I have to pick patterns that that people will like. 


"GiveForward." GiveForward RSS. N.p., n.d. Web. 31 Jan. 2014.

I chose this website because I’m an beginner at sewing and any tips for sewing can be helpful. Although I’ve been sewing for about four years, this is the first time I’ll be continuously sewing. Tips from different websites are helpful and I believe that this website is the mot helpful because it has multiple tips and tricks

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