I’ve recently started getting crafty again – this time making headbands.
I posted some pictures on a facebook group I was part of and got asked when I was going to start selling them. While I was very flattered that people wanted to buy my creations I have no desire (nor time) to start selling my creations at this point in my life (never say never though right?), but I did promise I’d write a tutorial on how to make them. So here we go:
Soft Wide Fabric Headbands
(Unfortunately I don’t have pictures of the making process but it’s pretty straightforward).
- A sewing machine or overlocker or needle and thread (I used an overlocker)
- 55cm of stretch fabric (for a small head) or 63cm of stretch fabric (for a bigger head)
(Note: I used stretch lace I found at the local fabric emporium, but you could use any sort of stretch fabric really)
- Cut your fabric to the right length.
- Decide whether you want to use your fabric at full width or half width. If you want to use half width fold the fabric in half lengthways.
- Now fold the fabric in half width-ways ensuring outer sides of material are facing inwards.
- Pin the edges together.
- Sew/stich/overlock along the cut ends of the fabric. You should now have a loop of fabric.
- Turn the loop inside and out hey presto! You’re finished.
I’ve also made my own fabric covered hard plastic headbands, but I’ll save those for another post.