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Monday, April 16, 2018

DIY Fabric headbands tutorial

Hello and welcome to another week. This time I'm going to show you my latest destashing project: fabric headbands. In three different versions and entirely made using fabric scraps, of course.

DIY Fabric headbands tutorial



Find out below how to make them.




What you need: 
  • two pieces of fabric - mine were 50 cm x 6 cm because I was making the headbands for my daughter. Adjust measurements if needed, but note that the fabric is not supposed to go all around the head, as you will be adding some elastic as well.
  • one piece of batting (the same size as the fabric pieces above) - this is optional but I wanted the headbands to have some volume.
  • a small piece of elastic (long enough to complete the circle around the head when taking into account seam allowances). 
  • matching sewing thread
  • embellishments (optional)

    DIY Fabric headbands tutorial

    Instructions:
    • place both fabric pieces right sides together (with the batting on top), as shown below. Pin in place.

      DIY Fabric headbands tutorial

      •  Sew along both long sides and turn inside out.

      DIY Fabric headbands tutorial


      • Fold the edges of the short sides inward, insert the elastic and then squeeze the sides a bit, as shown below, giving the edges a sort of envelope look. Pin. 

      DIY Fabric headbands tutorial

       DIY Fabric headbands tutorial 

      • Top stitch all around (effectively securing the elastic in place).

      DIY Fabric headbands tutorial
       

      Now you can make these in three different versions:
      •  the plain headband, using the same fabric for both sides: 

        DIY Fabric headbands tutorial

        • the reversible version, using a different fabric for each side: 

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          DIY Fabric headbands tutorialDIY Fabric headbands tutorial

          •  The embellished version: 

            DIY Fabric headbands tutorial


            Now make as many as you want. They come together pretty quickly and make great homemade gifts too!


            DIY Fabric headbands tutorial


            For now I made just these three. But my daughter loves them and I have so many other fabric scraps that I will make more in the future for sure.


            This post is part of my 2018 destashing goal.  See below my other destashing projects so far:

            Destashing #1: Scrappy crochet blanket
            Destashing #2: DIY Play Food: cloth napkins & napkin rings
            Destashing #3: DIY Doll Diaper - tutorial and pattern
            Destashing #4: Zippered Pouches
            Destashing #5: Felt envelope clutches
            Destashing #6: DIY Felt Book Covers
            Destashing #7: Upcycled Fabric Covered Tin Can 
            Destashing #8: Felt penguin key chain 
            Destashing #9: DIY Tulle Gift Bags 


            Happy Monday!

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            4 comments:

            1. They are lovely. My daughter wore a lot of hair bands when she was younger, I made a few and then she learnt to sew and made her own. It's a great project for a beginner sewist.

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              1. Thank you. I'm hoping my daughter will learn soon too. She's started hand sewing already, though her stitches are still too wobbly, but I'm scared of letting use the machine for now. Maybe in a couple of years.

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            2. These are so pretty! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the fan favorites at The Showcase. Here is the link so you can check out your feature! http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/sunday-showcase-make-pretty-monday-8-45/ Have a happy week! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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              1. Thank you for the feature! Heading over now!

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