Early Saturday afternoon, not too long ago, my mom and I were out shopping for dresses. I found several that I liked, but I also wanted the perfect accessory to go along with them. I found the cutest Fabric Headbands! There were so many designs and colors to choose from that it was hard to only pick one. I grabbed a cutie and proceeded to the counter to ask about the price with the hopes of maybe purchasing more than one. WOW!!! I didn’t see that coming.
I quickly turned to my mom and told her that surely I could make one, just as cute, and much more affordable. So, that is where my search began for an easy-to-make Fabric Headband. Thanks to Twirlybird and Miss Melanie at Papanana’s, I was soon on my way to my first sewing project since High School.
You Will Need:
Fabric Headband Printable Pattern (Available at twirlybirdpatterns.etsy.com)
1/4 yd of fabric of your choice
Fabric Scraps for flower (optional)
Cut out your fabric for your headband by placing the pattern on the fabric’s fold and then use a rotary cutter to trace over the pattern or you can use basic scissors to cut out the pattern.
Miss Melanie says to ALWAYS iron your fabric before you begin to sew anything. So press you headband to eliminate all folds and wrinkles. Turn your headband over onto the wrong side of the headband and iron a fold ¼ of an inch on the long side. Then fold over another ¼ inch.
Using a Sewing Machine, stitch as close to the edge of your fold as you can. Repeat on the other side. Finish your headband by following the same steps as above but by using the short sides of your piece.
If you choose to use a coordinating flower, cut or tear, if you like the raw edge appearance, your fabric into a 2-inch by 18-inch rectangle. Fold your fabric in half, lengthwise. On the short side, fold over fabric about ½ inch two times. Then begin to twist and wrap your fabric around the folds to create a flower. You may want to pin or some even prefer to hot glue the “petals” as they wrap the flower. Again, you can either hand stitch the end of the flower to keep it together or use a dot of hot glue to keep it together.
To attach the Flower to the Headband, you can do a simple stitch with a needle and thread.
…Simple As That!