Monday, November 12, 2012

How To: Make a Wide Stretchy Headband

Stealing my kisses from Macky boy.
When I went to Las Vegas last weekend I bought this headband at Charming Charlies and fell in love. I’d been wanting to make one, and after I got it I knew I needed to make a few more! I love headbands for an extra accessory, but this one is kind of like an ear warmer as well! Can’t wait to wear these all winter.

What you'll need: 
You’ll need some a quarter yard of stretchy fabric, a sewing machine and thread!

How long will it take?
20 minutes.

How much will it cost?
2-3 dollars tops. I used my left over material from my Maxi Skirt

Steps to making your head band:

You’ll cut 2 pieces of fabric, the headband, 10 by 20 inches.(You can make it longer or shorter) 
And the headband tie, 4 by 10 inches.
Fold them over and pin the edges. 

 Sew just the one side opposite of the fold, turn them both inside out. Sew together only the smaller piece.

Wrap the tie around the headband, maybe 3 or 4 times. You want the tie looser. It's main purpose is to hide underneath the headband, and to bring it together in a scrunch.

Pull the tie to the center of the headband for now, and fold the headband in half. Pin the edges and sew a straight line, a centimeter in, and zig zag the edges. I did this a few times to make sure my headband was strong.

 Now fold the stitch in on both sides, like the picture and pull the tie over to cover!

Wa-la! Now forgive me for my, myspace picture. My husband is off studying, so this was the best shot of the headband I could get. Enjoy!
Oh hi, awkward Julia.

Headband I purchased, vs made.


  1. Love them. Can't wait to make some!

  2. Thank you so much! Amid covid craziness I found out I have a brain tumour and go in for surgery this wk, will make a couple so I don't scare the kids

  3. A quarter yard of fabric is 9"
    Just wanted to point that out. Thanks for this how-to though! Appreciate it