Hairband tutorial

Easy hairband

I have made hairbands before.

Click on these links to view them – DIY silver ribbon hairband – T-Shirt

hairband – and – pantyhose hairband.

They are so super easy to make and take no more than half an hour.

You need some kind of elastic

You need: –
about 10 centimetres of any kind of elastic

  • elastic band
  • hairband
  • thread elastic
  • knicker elastic
  • pantyhose
  • stretch jewlery making elastic
You need tape or ribbon

and about 50 to 60 centimetres of any kind of long thin band – it depends on the size of your head

  • a strip of fabric
  • tape
  • ribbon
  • rick rack
  • pleather
Cut ribbon on the diagonal to stop it fraying

You do: –
Measure around your head.

Work out how long your elasticised piece is going to be and deduct that from the circumference of your head. My elastic was 20 centimetres long.

Add about 1.5 to 2 centimetres which you will fold back on either side of your headband. My band was 52 centimtres long.

I always cut ribbon diagonally across so it

Pin band in place and fit to make sure it’s not too loose or tight.

doesn’t fray.

Fold the ends of your hairband over your elastic and pin.

Fit it taking care not to poke yourself. Adjust so it’s a snug but not too tight fit.

Hand sew ends.

I pushed the knot of my elastic into the fold so it wasn’t visible.

Hand sew – or you can glue – the ends in place.

I tied a piece of sewing thread around my elastic to make an 8 shape. See picture at top right.

And just like that you have a nice new headband. They are great for the gym, for a dressy occasion and for adding a seasonal print or colour to your wardrobe.

At the top of this page are three pages of Greenie Galleries with quick links to older posts as well as free sewing patterns.

See you here next week,