Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Headband Tutorial

I made these headbands with our activity day girls a few months back and thought I would share the tutorial with you.
My niece Ashley is modeling the headband she made.

You will need:
One piece of 32 x 2 1/4 inch fabric.
One piece of 19 1/2 x 1 1/4 inch fabric.
Small felt circles.

You may want to trim the ends of your strips of fabric. This will make them a little narrow to make it easier to tie but you don't have to. I trimmed mine down to 1 inch on the ends.
It's ok if it frays or is uneven as that is part of the look.

Sew around the edge of the large strip.

Center the small strip on the large strip of fabric and pin.

Sew around the edges.

Your basic headband is complete and should look like this.

This is where you can be a little more creative. You can add any type of embellishment on the headband here. We chose to make little ruffles.

To make the ruffles take one felt circle and fold it in half.

And fold that in half again.

I like to put a few stitches in the bottom of the folded circle to help secure it, otherwise you can sew it directly on to your headband.

Sew as many folded circles on your headband as desired.

Email me your headbands, I would love to see them!


  1. These look so cute and easy to make!

  2. So cute! I think I might make some of these with elastic to close the bottom to hold them on my squirmy girls heads.

  3. Um I HEART these. I love how cute they turned out.

    I need to find someone to make these for!

    I would love to have you link these up. Seriously love it! My YW would probably love these.

  4. So cute! I think I could do this.

  5. So cute! I think I could do this.

  6. That's adorable! I'm passing on your link to a friend who wears a headband every day. She's gonna love it too!


  7. That is so cute! My daughter is WAY into headbands at the moment and I know she would love something like this!

  8. Love this headband--so crafty!
    Would love for you to link up to my Headband Link party over at Little Miss Momma! Here's the link:

  9. i love these type of hairbands....thanks for sharing it with us


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