These Alice bands have proved quite popular at the craft fairs we've attended to help raise funds for our community library.
I thought I'd share how I made them in case anyone wants to have a go themselves. Hope you enjoy this tutorial.
Gather your Alice bands. I use plain, cheap, plastic ones bought online.
Crochet a strip just wide and long enough to cover the Alice bands snuggly. I used fine cotton, a 2mm crochet hook and a double crochet stitch.
To determine how wide your crochet strip should be measure the middle of the Alice band as sometimes it's slightly wider there than at the ends. Leave a long tail at the end to sew the strip when finished.
Start with a few stitches at the end of the crochet strip so you have a tube. Insert the Alice band into this tube and sew it all the way up, not forgetting to sew the other end too. Weave in the ends. You should have something like this.
Embellish any way you want and you're done.
Here are mine all finished and ready to go. Aren't they cute?