Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tuesday's Tute: How to make a Headband

These headbands are really fun and so quick to make. All you need is ribbon (or make your own) and a hair elastic.

1. Measure around the wearer's head.
2. Cut the ribbon this measurement - 1". Seal the ribbon ends to prevent fraying, and/or zigzag when sewing.
3. Fold ribbon around the hair elastic. Sew. We sewed back and forth a number of times to make it strong.

4. Fold other end of ribbon around hair elastic. Make certain that your ribbon is not twisted, but makes a nice circle. Secure with a safety pin and try on. Adjust if necessary. Sew this end down.

You're done! We embellished our's with a fabric flower hair clip. Have fun with this. Layer ribbons by stitching or gluing one on top of another. Braid ribbons. Embellish with an applique or embroidery. You could make one to match any outfit.
If you measure the ribbon from your finished project and make a note of the measurement, future headbands will be much quicker and you can skip the fit step.
By the way, the ones we make fit me, as well as, my daughter. The elastic is a nice way of adding a bit of ease to fit many wearers.
Happy Sewing!


  1. Thanks for the compliment! I like your blog. I was wondering how hard it would be to alter the patchwork jumper for a not-so-twiggy granddaughter -- she's 8 and wears a 12/14 around but is only 45 inches tall.

  2. I have been wanting to make some headbands for Vanessa. Don't know how I missed this tute. Thank you!!


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