Ready to get started on your own?
Here's what you'll need:
(It looks like Cherry Lane Textiles is out of the fabric I used to make this headband, but this fabric or this fabric would be close. And they're both so pretty! Also, let me just say for the record that the fabric I used actually has a bright pink background, not a red-orange one.)
-4 1/2" of 1/2" wide elastic
-2 medium size safety pins
-other general sewing supplies
-All seam allowances are 3/8" unless otherwise stated.
-This pattern is for an adult, but it would be really easy to convert the measurements to make these for a child.
Now let's get started!
Step 1: Measuring your head
Step 2: Cutting your fabric and elastic
-14" long and 1 3/4" wide (long strips)
Cut one short strip to the following dimensions:
-8" long and 3 1/2" wide (short strip)
Also (not pictured) cut one 4 1/2" long piece of 1/2" wide elastic.
Step 3: Sew your short strip into a tube, attach the elastic, and turn it inside out
To do this, follow steps 3-5 in the Basic Skinny Headband tutorial found HERE.
Step 4: Creating and using a pattern for your tie ends
Step 5: Sewing your long strips together
Pin and sew your remaining two long strips.
Step 6: Preparing your long strips for turning
Then I turned my strip over and pressed all of the seam allowances in on the opposite side. Do this for both long strips.
*Note: Looking back, it would probably easier to press the seam allowances in on each side and then go back and cut the excess fabric (notches). Either way would work fine, but I think the way I did it takes a little longer since it can be tricky to press in all those little triangles. :)
Step 7: Turning your long strips right side out
Step 7: Tying your long strips into a tidy little knot
Now measure the entire length of your long strips tied together and make sure it's about 18" long.
Step 8: Attaching your short and long strips
Step 9: Tidying up your scrunches
Ta-da! You're finished!
I wore mine around town today and I like it a lot. But I also think The Knot Headband would be absolutely adorable on little girls for summer time. Please let me know if you make one!
Hooray for Headband Week! I'll be back later on tonight or tomorrow with a quick Headband Week wrap-up and showcase of some of the headbands you've linked up. Thanks for participating everybody!