D.I.Y. Headbands

DIY Headbands


  • Scrap fabric (cotton works best)
  • Fold over elastic
  • Sewing machine and basic sewing supplies
  • Headband template

Cost: $10 (Without Tools)

DIY Headbands supplies

Using template, cut 2 headband pieces. Fold fabric and place wide end of template on fold. The headband pieces are 12 inches in length. The oval shape headband is 1.25 inches on the ends and 2.5 inches in the middle. Cut a 10 inch piece of fold over elastic.

DIY Headbands step-1

Place the right sides of the fabric together. Fold down 1/4 inch and iron one end of headband. Slid in the FOE between the fabric pieces. Pin the pieces together.

DIY Headbands

Starting at the end of the headband with the FOE sticking out, sew that end and the two long sides. Leave the other end of headband open. Leave a half inch on each side of 2 long sides on the open end.

DIY Headbands

Next pull the the inside out by pulling the inner fabric through the open end of headband.

DIY Headbands

Iron the headband flat. Iron in a quarter inch on the open end of the headband.

Slip the FOE in the opening (about 1/2 inch). I recommend measuring your child’s head to determine the perfect fit for elastic.

DIY Headbands

Topstich all the way around the headband to give a clean look. Make sure and back stitch on the ends to ensure the elastic is secure.

DIY Headbands

DIY Headbands


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