How To Make Your Own Headbands

January 20th, 2012 in crafty corner

Sometimes all it takes to make a look really pop is a simple yet unique touch. An easy way to accomplish this is with cute do it yourself accessories. Try adding a coordinating homemade headband to your lovely locks. For very simple headbands you can use long  colourful ribbon or braid together some twine, leather or your favorite fabric.

How To Make Homemade Headband Socks

What You Will Need

  • 10mm Metal Sewing Press Button
  • One of your old plastic headbands
  • Strips of fabric in fun colours or patterns
  • Matching Thread
  • Scissors, Measuring Tape, Sewing Machine (optional)

 

Headband socks are a quick and easy way to get the perfect matching headband for every outfit! Simply measure your old plastic headband and

cut a strip of fabric that is twice as wide plus half an inch and the same length plus an inch. For example an average headband is 15″ long and 0.5″ wide. The fabric needed for those measurements would be 1.5″ by 16″. Make a thin tube of fabric by folding it in half width wise once.

Stitch along the edge of the fabric about a quarter inch in using your sewing machine or by hand if you don’t have one available. Then stitch across one end of the tube creating a sock-like shape. On the open end of the headband sock fold back half an inch of fabric, then attach the press button here so that when you turn it right-way out, they will fasten on the inside. Trim off any excess fabric and then turn it right way out. If you have trouble with this part, a pair of tweezers or needle-nose pliers help! Slide the headband sock over your old plastic headband, click it shut and you’re set! Start creating a collection for yourself in all your favorite patterns and colours!

Fab Crafty Tip : Attach a bow or flower of the same fabric to the side of your headband sock for a more noticeable look or use fabric glue and glitter to give your band some serious sparkle. Feeling a little wild? You could even add some animal ears!

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