Fabric headband Tutorial from Sew Caroline

Hi friends of Brittany’s! My name is Caroline and I blog over at Sew Caroline.
I am a wife, a daughter, avid crafter//sewist, Castle addict, lover of bright colors & Springtime.
I love to paint my nails, wear my hair in a messy bun, mix matching outfits, and eating homemade pizza.

My husband and I live in Fort Worth, Texas where we try to live life to the fullest each and everyday! Come by and say hi sometime :)Brittany asked me to write up a fun DIY for y’all, so here I am!

I don’t know about you, but I LOVE wearing headbands. I am in the “trying to grow my bangs out” process and headbands are the only thing that’s keeping me sane!

Here’s a fun & easy DIY to make your own beachy headband!

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All you need is about 1/4 yard of fabric, about 5″ of 1/4″ elastic, scissors, and a sewing machine.

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(print to 100%)

First, cut out your pattern pieces.

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Then cut them out of your fabric.

You’ll have two “headband” pieces and one rectangle piece.

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next, sew the two headband pieces right sides on either side, leaving the ends open.

fold//press your rectangle piece down the long side and sew a seam down that long side leaving the ends open.

Use a safety pin to flip it right side out.

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take your piece of 1/4″ elastic and slip it inside of the “tube” you created. Sew one end of the elastic to one end of the “tube”.
Stretch the elastic and feed it to the other end (using a safety pin) and sew those ends together.

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On the small ends of the headband, tuck in your raw edges and sew one end of the (now) elastic tube. Do the same on the other side. Now, you have a headband!

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Did you try this tutorial??

Link up your work on my BRAND NEW flickr page so we can see!

Thanks so much for having me, Brittany! Come see me sometime! :)

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Isn’t she the CUTEST!!! Love Caroline…and LOVED meeting her at the SNAP / QBM in May!
Be sure to leave her some comment love and stop by her blog and see all the other amazing DIY tutorials she has made….

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Comments

  1. 1

    Love this tutorial! Can’ wait to try it!

  2. 2

    So smart! I have always wanted a thick headband but can’t find them…I will have to try this! thank you

  3. 3

    gotta love a super easy basic tute that can be changed up a million different ways to suit your need!! this is awesome! thanks! :)

  4. 4

    cute! gonna try this, good gift for girls

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    Dona Keyton says:

    I saw these headbands at RUE21 and thought these would be an easy gift to make for my grand daughters! Great tutorial!

  6. 6

    I’m having a hard time “slipping in” the elastic … Any hints?

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  2. […] Then cut them out of your fabric. You’ll have two “headband” pieces and one rectangle piece. next, sew the two headband pieces right sides on either side, leaving the ends open. fold//press your rectangle pice down the long side and sew a seam down that long side leaving the ends open. Use a safety pin to flip it right side out. take your piece of 1/4″ elastic and slip it inside of the “tube” you created. Sew one end of the elastic to one end of the “tube”. Stretch the elastic and feed it to the other end (using a safety pin) and sew those ends together. On the small ends of the headband, tuck in your raw edges and sew one end of the (now) elastic tube. Do the same on the other side. Now, you have a headband! *This post first appeared on the Lovestitched Blog!* […]

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