Okay, I have finally decided to join the fabric headband world. I have short hair that doesn’t quite fit into a pony tail anymore. Kind of annoying at times. So, I decided to do the whole headband thing………and get some of that hair out of my face. Kind of fun. And I don’t care for the wide more 70′s-like bands on me……..so I made mine really narrow.
Want to make 1 or 2 of your own?
Measure around your head…..where the headband would go. Mine is 23 inches. Yep, big head. :) But I wanted the finished headband to be 22 1/2 so that it would fit snuggly on my head. And I wanted there to be about 1 inch of elastic at the bottom. So I only needed 21 1/2 inches of fabric but I also needed a 1/4 inch of extra fabric at each end to be able to tuck under. So my length needed to be 22 inches. Then decide how wide you’d like your headband. I wanted mine to be a 1/2 inch wide. So I doubled 1/2 inch (for the front and back side) and then 1/4 inch seam allowance for each side. So that is 1 1/2 inches wide.
Then turn right side out and iron flat. Set aside.
(Having troubles turning your fabric right side out? Check out this post here for help.)
Then cut a piece of elastic 2 inches long. I actually used one of those stretchy headbands that you can buy pretty cheap. They stretch really well like a hair band…….and I wanted it to be snug and nice and stretchy. So I cut one apart……but you can use regular elastic too.