Headbands are one of those instant gratification projects. You spend ten minutes sewing and suddenly you have a Pinterest worthy accessories on your head! 
This project is also fantastic for using up any little pieces of stretch fabric that you may have lying around. I used neutral shades but why not use a bright floral print to add to you summer wardrobe or LACE!! OK I wish I had included a lace version now. Well maybe next time, and by next time I mean I'm going to go make one right now. . .  

Anyhoo happy sewing!

Melanie  

SUPPLIES: (FOR 1 HEADBAND)

  • 1/4 METER LIGHT TO MEDIUM WEIGHT STRETCH
  • THREAD
  • SCISSORS
  • SEWING MACHINE

STYLE 1: THE ROSIE RIVETER

Cut a rectangle out 20"x6". If you are using a super stretchy fabric you might want to short the length a bit. 
Fold in half lengthwise and sew down the long edge. Use a zig zag stitch or a serger for best results. 
Flip to the right side, fold in half again widthwise this time and sew down the edges together creating your headband. 
Cut out two small rectangles measuring 10"x3" and round off the edges like whats shown in the picture. This doesn't have to be perfect. 
Place these two pieces together and Serge or zig zag around the edge leaving a small opening. Once flipped right sides out, I didn't' even bother closing up this opening. 
Tie this piece around your headband centering it around the seam. Make sure your knot is nice and tight. 

STYLE 2: THE TWIST 

Cut a rectangle out 20"x6".


Fold in half lengthwise and sew down the long edge. Use a zig zag stitch or a serger for best results. 

Flip to the right side. 
Take one end and flip it over to create a single twist in your headband. 
Fold in half again and sew together to create your headband. 

STYLE 3: ALL KNOTTED UP


Cut a rectangle out 20"x6".

Fold in half lengthwise and sew down the long edge. Use a zig zag stitch or a serger for best results. 

Flip to the right side. 
Tie a knot in the center of your headband strip. Don't pull it too tight, as that might be it uncomfortable on your noggin. 
Fold in half again and sew together to create your headband. 

STYLE 4: THE DOUBLE TWIST


Cut two rectangles 20"x6".

Fold both in half lengthwise and sew down the long edge. Use a zig zag stitch or a serger for best results. 

Flip both to the right side. 
Place one of your strips on top of the other as pictured. 
Take each strip and fold them in half encasing the second piece. This is hard to write out but hopefully the picture helps! 
Match up all your ends (You will have four) and sew the seam together creating your headband! 
 


Comments

02/29/2016 9:00am

GOOD TUTORIAL..

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Siva
03/09/2016 12:32am

Absolutely wonderful tutorial. I will make all of them

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Melanie
03/09/2016 10:06am

Hi Siva! Thanks so much, I'm so glad you liked it :)

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Helene
08/24/2016 9:18am

Your tutorial is great, really lovely headbands!

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Melanie
09/26/2016 5:36pm

Thanks for your sweet comment!

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01/17/2017 7:27am

Your tutorial is great! I was able to do the headbands just like what you did in the photos. I'm making three headbands so that my twin daughters and I will have a matching headdress. Since it's a do-it-yourself thingy, I could also put some designs to it like sequins or beads at the front. Caidey and Caiden would surely love this head bands! Looking forward to more of your tutorials!

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03/01/2017 11:49am

I love this site for a well made tutorials. Do you know something like this in a writing area?

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