How to Sew a Headband

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Kristin Tabor gives step-by-step instructions to make a headband without using elastic. Kristin uses fat quarter of fabric for this affordable, easy-to-make project. Learn how to sew a headband for a fun summertime, or anytime, accessory!

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7 Responses to “How to Sew a Headband”

  1. Teri Boyd

    To make this headband stretcher, sew the long sean with a narrow zigzag stitch and top stitch with a zig zag as well. I would also iron the seam allowance in on one end of the headband, then put the raw edge into the ironed down edge and sew shut for a neater finish.

  2. semra.peksoz

    I noticed the top-stitching as well. I agree, it defeats the purpose of cutting on the bias. Wastes a lot of fabric. as for the short edge, I would leave an opening along the long side and reach in to join the short ends like a regular seam. Small opening could be slip-stitched by hand.

  3. dona_anna

    I use a chopstick to help turn it right side out.

  4. Sue McKee

    Love your help in my sewing,you make fun things ,thanks

  5. Sage Kuhlmann

    I was so excited about this plan, but when I actually made the first one, the stitching countered the stretchiness of using the fabric on the bias - or at least that is what I thought happened. Any thoughts?

  6. Char Wilder

    Without some revisions I couldn't give this project a blue ribbon. I can only assume you didn't take the traditional approach because you wanted to reduce bulk where the two ends are put together. With that in mind, your first step could be to overcast one short end, make your tube and turn it right side out & press. Then stick the unfinished short end inside the end that has been overcast and stitch together. You still have only four layers rather than the six you would have if you had turned under the overcast edge (the traditional way). This is possible because you leave the top stitching, in the round, for your last step. You couldn't do it this way in your video because you top stitched before putting the ends together.

  7. Cindy Maki

    Thanks. So quick and convenient.

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