A Fabric Headband

30 Apr

Today I attempted and failed a fabric headband only to try it again and finally make it!!

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I have been trying to find things to use with my scraps and since Emma has been headband crazy these past few days I’ve decided to make her a few as well as a few adult ones! This one is an adult size but that didn’t stop Emma from trying it on!

What you’ll need:

Fabric – one to two fat quarters would work for this project.
Fabric Scissors and Regular Scissors
Matching Thread
Pins or Clips
Elastic
Interfacing
Iron and Ironing Board

Soon I will have a pattern up for sale in my Etsy store for those who would rather just print out the sizes I used instead of measuring and figuring it out on your own!

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I cut out the fabric according to my measurements, ironed on the interfacing to the outside of one piece of fabric and clipped them together. You’ll see that I went ahead and folded my ends in to give it that clean finished look on the edges when it’s done.

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I did about a 1/4 seam around the edges sewing on top of the folded edges to keep them in place.

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Then comes the tricky part!

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Flipping the fabric inside out isn’t always the easiest and if you sew to closely to the edges it will rip the ends. I used my fingers to turn one side into the other and slowly feed it through the middle of the tube. Once the fabric started getting close to the smaller side I used a crochet needle to help me push it through.

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Once flipped inside out I ironed it flat, you could also do a top stitch for decoration here if you’d like, I chose the simple method of not doing it!!

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I cut out about a 4 inch piece of elastic to give me enough room to slide in the ends and sew it in.

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I chose to do a box like sew to ensure that the elastic was sewn in well and wouldn’t rip. You can do a decorative stitch here if you’d like.

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I did the same thing with the elastic inside the middle piece of the end and did a box shape sew.

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Even though it was too big for her, she was excited to try it on! I’m excited to make her a mini one that will actually fit her! One of my favorite things about this is that I made it reversible. This makes it easier to mix and match with outfits, and since this little one has a ton of outfits, she will be getting a ton of reversible ones!

 

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One Response to “A Fabric Headband”

  1. After Dark Sewing May 1, 2014 at 6:55 am #

    This is cute! I’m going to try it myself, thanks! 🙂

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