- Ruler/Tape Measure
- Fabric Scissors
- Thread Scissors
- Paper Scissors
- Towel/Ironing Board
*The reason different scissors are listed is because if you use your fabric scissors to cut paper they will dull faster.
- Depending on your fabric choice this step will vary. I used fabric scraps which means there were some extra steps in order to create a piece of fabric that was the correct size. You can measure your head, another headband you own, or use your personal judgement. Mine is 6 inches wide by 42 inches lengthwise. The width may seem huge however, it will be folded over making it really 3″ when worn.
- If you do not need to add any length to your fabric skip to step four. Pin together your pieces if your fabric is too short originally. I recommend adding an equal amount to both sides in order to create a more aesthetically pleasing look. Pin the fabric right sides together so that the seams look polished.
- Start sewing a 3/8″ seam for each additional piece. If you are new to sewing there are lines on most sewing machines that indicate the seam allowance to make it easy to create an even seam. Once the seam is made iron it open, pictures below.
- Your fabric is ready to start creating! Fold the fabric widthwise and start pinning with the right sides together. This is where you can cut the tails of the fabric to create diagonal ends. Prior to cutting the tails determine how you want your fabrics design to look. I messed up here as I wanted to seam in the middle rather than the side. This required trucking in the tails I create to make a straight end that I started with.
- Before sewing remember to leave an opening in the middle of the headband. This will allow you to turn the fabric right side out. Start sewing with a 3/8 inch inseam.
- Turn the fabric right side out with your fingers.
- Sew the opening closed with topstitching (sewing on top of the fabric).
- Iron the seams to help lock in the stitching. Once it cools, iron the headband the way you wish for it to lay.
Comment down below, if you tried this d.i.y. and tag me in your photos of your creation! Want more d.i.y.'s? Let me know.