Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Make a Simple, Stylish Fabric Headband

This is a great project for beginning sewers. It requires only a small amount of fabric and is easy to fit. You can use new fabric or recycle old t-shirts or other knit garments. Knit is the key word- the fabric must be stretchy.

Cut a piece of fabric or t-shirt that is 50” long and 4-5” wide. Sew this into a long, narrow tube. 

Make your seam @ ¼” wide, and stretch gently as you sew. If the raw edges try to curl under then press and starch before you stitch. Turn it right side out and press it with starch or a solution of 50/50 vinegar and water. Let it cool before you move it.

Now drape it around your neck so that the ends hang evenly in the front. Pick up the ends and bring them up to the top of your head as though you were going to tie them. Instead, wrap them around each other once so they go back down the side of the head the came up on. Pull gently until it is snug on your head, then bring the ends together at the nape of your neck. 

You should have room for an overlap of at least ½”. Keeping both loops together, remove the almost headband from your head. Pin the layers together and stitch through them. 

That is it- you are done! Make yourself several or make them for gifts.

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