These cute fabric covered headbands are so easy to make and we're so glad we finally have a tutorial here on our website to share with you. Paige found one of my headbands that she had kept from college and so I took a close look at it and thought, "I think I can make this." After trial and error on a few drawn out patterns, we finally decided this was the size we liked.
First thing you need to do is download and print out the pattern that I drew out. You can get it HERE. Make sure you cut out the pattern on the outside of the black line. I think this might be a tad bit thinner but you can make it wider if you'd like.
The printed drawing is only half of the final pattern so make sure you place the wide part of the pattern on the folded edge of the fabric.
I doubled my fabric so that I could get both sides at one time.
This is what they should look like after you've cut them out.
You will also need some light interfacing to help stabilize the headband. You'll only need one of these.
Next, you need to iron down about 1/4 inch on each end of your fabric.
Your interfacing will need to be cut, on each end, about 1/4 inch so that it will be equal length with the fabric.
Now, you need to layer your three pieces like the picture above. Right side of one piece of fabric facing up, the next piece of fabric wrong side facing up, and then you can stick the end of your interfacing inside the fold.
Then, sew along each side of your layers, all the way to the end.
The easiest way, and cleanest way, that I've found to trim the thread is to use fingernail clippers.
You can cut very close with the clippers so you can't see a string at all.
You will need a medium sized safety pin to turn the headband inside out. Put the safety pin through the side of fabric with the interfacing.
You will need push the safety pin through the inside of the headband. At first, it's kind of tricky to get started but then it should pull through easily.
Here's a better picture of how it comes through. You'll need to iron it flat after this.
You will also need some elastic. I think this is 3/4 inch wide, but you can use smaller if you prefer.
Place one end of your elastic inside one end of your heaband.
Then sew across the edge so hold the elastic in place. Then trim your thread.
Do the same thing to the other end.
Finally, you will need to stitch around the edge of each side of the headband. Trim your thread.
Then, you're done!
It only takes about 15 minutes!!