2.08.2010

easy headband tutorial.


I made some headbands for {cousin} Emma's birthday a couple weeks ago & they turned out so great I wanted to share.


I bought the cheap ones for $1.99 a pack,
because they're lightweight
& don't hurt behind the ears.
Cut off the woven covers.


so if your headband is 13" x 1/4"
you'd cut your fabric 15" x 1 1/4".






Don't judge my manicure.

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just a couple straight stitches back and forth will do.


{I will show you the ruffle in a second}



and that's it!

Here's how you do the ruffle:








I made the bow by sewing the strip for the headband
about 3" longer than needed and used the extra length
to fold into a bow. I used another piece of the strip
to wrap around the bow & hot-glued it onto the headband.

So quick and easy.

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ps. I'm trying to cut down on sugar.
I'm cranky.
Totally headband unrelated,
but relevant none-the-less.

i need a cookie.

58 comments:

Donna said...

Niice! I like this one. Good luck with the sugar thing....I'm still tryin'

the mama monster said...

i love them! i am super into headbans right now. they help me not do my hair as much which i am also loving ( because i am lazy) i'm grumpy too. i'm doing body for life ( which is great!) but i can only eat treats and whatnot once a week. i miss my multi daily sweets. hang in there.

ShEiLa said...

beary.beary cute headbands Miss Cally. I wish I had your talent... but at least somebody has it that doesn't waste it.

ToOdLeS.

Lori said...

They look great on her--thanks! Someone at church asked if I had made her outfit and I've never been more flattered in my life.

traskrocks said...

I love them. you should wear the yellow one with your target shoes. cute cute cute.

Jessica said...

I just added those headbands to my list of things to make. My sister LOVES everything fashion related, so I think I'll make some for her birthday in April. Very cute idea!

cassy said...

oh, cally. SOOO cool.
eat your wheat berry salad.
that's what i do instead of candy.
and graham crackers instead of cookies. (since those darn Kashi cookies are $4 for a bag of EIGHT cookies... they're taking advantage of all us cookie-holics desperately seeking higher health...)

Amanda said...

You are AMAZING!! I love your work. Can I have a cookie too?

cally said...

I've been eating a dangerous amount of the wheat berry salad, Cas.

but I may add chocolate chips to it soon.

andrea said...

LOVE!!

Anna said...

way cute! and the movie monday looks like fun. :)

What the Hecklinger?! said...

I thought at first that maybe this would be a good project for a sewing-wary girl like me. Then I saw the ruffle. And the bow. And all the other ADORABLE things you did, and I got scared. But they are very cute, and one day, I might try one. Because I am all about headbands that don't pinch behind the ear!

What the Hecklinger?! said...

And ps: it is never a good idea to limit sugar. I just ate 3 extra sugar cookies to prove it to you.

Tanya said...

Love love love the headbands. I will definetly be making a few of these!! Thank you. :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Aww, these are darling! I love the ruffles best, it's so cute! Thanks so much for this, I'll be linking.

Somer said...

I love the headbands!

Elizabeth said...

So cute!!! Please come live with me. Forever. =) How do you get them to stay on their heads? My girls always look like homeless ragamuffins. =)

casserole said...

so pretty!!! I've got to make some of these for my daughter!!

I linked to your tutorial at Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-fabric-covered-headbands/2010/02/10/

--Anne

Mrs. Priss said...

Okay, these are freaking adorable.

luvinthemommyhood said...

Love, love, love this! Great tute! I linked to you today in our "link luv roundup", come by for a peek! http://bit.ly/d9rBZB Thanks for sharing!

traci said...

Love these. I have been looking for a good headband for my daughter ever since her brother cut off all of her hair. Also, I have that same cabbage patch in my stash. Looks like it's time to get it out and let my daughter play with it.

Annalia Romero said...

...and you deserve a cookie.

Erin said...

Love this...thanks so much for the detailed photos...

twirling betty said...

I absolutely LOVE the red one with the bow. Love it as in I want to marry it. Thanks for the tutorial.

liz stanley said...

i love the red bow one too. these are so great! now i just need a sewing machine that works. i broke my motor last week working with heavy knit. boo.

Cafe Couture said...

lovely headbands, will think of when making one for my daughter thanks for sharing

liz said...

thanks so much for the great ideas! love love the ruffle! i'm growing my hair out. maybe. we'll see. . . anyway, i've been making headbands in hopes that cute hair accessories will distract from crazy grow-out hair.

Nicole said...

Love this!

diane said...

these are so cute. thanks for sharing the how-to, I can't wait to make some for my girls.

Danielle said...

These are SO CUTE!!!! I'll definitely have to make some and I'm sure my daughter will definitely pull them off and hide them in random places (toddlers!)

Thanks! :)

Alice Wills Gold said...

Abigail said on the way home from the party, "Mom, Cally makes the best gifts."

Shannon said...

These are so cute, I'll have to go make some for myself when I can find the right fabric... thanks!

tiny twig said...

these are DARLING! i can't wait to do the ruffled one! :) cute, ctue, cute!

Randi said...

Great tutorial - thanks! Can't wait to make some headbands for my girls.

q-bella said...

I love these, and will be making them soon for my girls. I also posted them to my blog and left a link.
Thanks, Shauna

The Wanlass Family said...

Calli, very cute headbands! On the last headband how did you make the flower? Did you buy it?

cally said...

I cut 3 strips of the white fabric and ruffled them. Then I just manipulated them into a flower shape with a needle and thread. I really don't have specific instructions because it was kind of an accident.

I was going to do three ruffles on that headband but when I saw them all jumbled together on the table, they looked like a flower.

Thank you!

{eleise} said...

Thanks for the tutorial! Such great headbands!

Tanya said...

I used your tute today and it turned out so cute. Thank you!

Amanda Jones said...

I love all these headbands! I want to make all them them right NOW! SOOO CUTE but so simple!

Thanks for this great tutorial, it is one of my favorites so I linked up to it on my craft blog... http://myinspirationindex.blogspot.com

nualan said...

oh! i love it!!
can i show it inmy blog!?
please viti us
regards!
nu

Amanda said...

I'm a newbie to sewing and I wanted to try this, so I ended up doing 2" strip instead and it worked better, giving me a little leeway for my slips since I am still learning how to sew straight with a machine. Once I get it posted up, I'll let you know. :)

Great tutorial!

Shelby said...

Great tutorial! These are adorable! :)

Heather - Dollarstorecrafts.com said...

I love your headbands! Linking up at CROQzine.com today! Found you via One Pretty THing!

Katherine Sews said...

Holy moly!! I cannot believe how imaginative and creative you are!! Thank you for posting and making me SO happy!! eep!!

Amanda said...

This was super cute! And looks so easy. I'm definitely going to try it out for myself.

I linked it in my tumblog, sewcrazy.tumblr.com, with all due credit.

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Love this headband--so crafty!
Would love for you to link up to my Headband Link party over at Little Miss Momma! Here's the link:
http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/2010/09/headband-week-link-party-and-surprise.html

Pati @ A Crafty Escape said...

Love it... the bow one is so elegant and the ruffle one is just top cute. Thanks for sharing!

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

You and your crafty awesomeness were featured today on Little Miss Momma!

http://littlemissmomma.blogspot.com/

Amanda said...

http://cally-cruze.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-headband-tutorial.html

Brincando com Cores Artesanatos said...

As tiaras estão lindas, obrigada pelo tutorial, Zélia.

tale of many cities said...

really adorable headbands! so wish i still had little girlies to make them for!! by the way, i know what ya mean about the sugar! {recently diagnosed diabetic} the first two weeks of cutting out {or back} the sugar, is the hardest. after that, you'll feel so good.. sugar will be a distant memory!! :) a good tip, get some sugarless gum, for when the cravings get to ya.. it gives ya just enough of a sugar 'taste', it cuts the craving. good luck! {new follower}
many blessings,
-tracie

Sweet Floweret said...

I love this!
I'm launching my first linky party next tuesday. It's for projects that cost less than $10 and take less than 20-30 minutes. Would you consider linking up with me on my first linky party endeavor? Thanks!
http://sweetfloweret.blogspot.com
Tina

Lynn said...

I just came across this; I want to make some headbands for a 12-year-old; they need to be cute but a little more sophisticated and you gave me some great ideas!

Dom said...

LOVE this post!
I have posted a link to it on my blog.
www.craftedblog.com

Thanks for sharing!! :)

Dom.
x

Michelle said...

Found this on pinterest thanks so much for the tute, these are great and the instructions are so detailed. I will definitely give these a go as I know my daughter would love to help design her own headband and the fabric or elastic ones just don't stay on our heads properly.

Frances said...

Thank you for this - I was trying to work out how to make a fabric cover for a headband and this was by far the most useful tutorial I found. You can see the results of my little headband craft project here: http://lastyeargirl.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/how-to-make-a-fabric-covered-hairband-with-bow.html

Rekha Chauhan said...

how sweet tutorial...ilike it