quick & easy fabric headband

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I made the easiest little headband for Izzy yesterday while she napped.
Praise the Lord, she took a nap!  Can I get an AMEN!!!
Planned on adding more to it, but figured sometimes it’s best to keep it simple 😉
Supply List:
  • fabric scrap approx 4″ wide by 30″ long
  • headband template (found at end of post)
  • iron
  • scissors
  • sewing machine and thread

Here we go!
STEP ONE: After cutting out the headband template (found at the bottom of the post), fold your strip of fabric in half and place your template on top. The very top of the template marked “fold” should line up with the fold in your fabric. Cut out your fabric leaving a 1/2″ allowance. Note: you don’t need an allowance at the fold.
STEP TWO: Fold in the long edges approx 3/8″ and press with iron. Fold in again another 3/8″ and again press with iron. This will hide your frayed edges.
STEP THREE: Sew your folded edges down, leaving the two end tails raw.
STEP FOUR: Fold in your two end pieces in on themselves twice and sew down.  Now go find a cutie-pa-tootie and tie that sucker on!
Headband Template
Click the little arrow in the top right to open in a new window and to print template.
This is my first time trying up attach a PDF to Blogger.  If anyone knows of a simpler way, please let me know!

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  1. Cassie @ Primitive & Proper Avatar

    super cute! i pinned it. emmy would love this!

  2. Jacqueline Avatar

    This is a great tutorial and love the fabric headbands!

  3. Tiffany Avatar

    I'm going to have to make one of these for my daughter. Love it. I've never linked to anything before. Is it difficult?

  4. Mindy Avatar

    Well how stinkin' adorable is that?!?!

  5. Alexa Avatar

    Oh my gosh. It is quick and easy. And super cute! 🙂

  6. Jed and Ivy Avatar

    Cute! I made one of these back in February and used an old Old Navy headband as my template: http://jedandivy.blogspot.com/2012/02/headbandbandanascarf-whatever-you-call.html

  7. Kimmie @ Sugar and Dots Avatar

    I ADORE these photos!! I'm here for the first time and I'm about to browse through some more posts… LOVE the look and feel of your blog! Have a fabulous weekend, sugar! xo

  8. Nat and Holly Avatar

    Just found you through the Letter 4 (love your tie necklace!) I'm going to SNAP next week and think I'm going to make one to wear there 🙂 I have to tell you that I LOVE your blog! Can't wait to look around more!

  9. Hyphen Interiors Avatar

    How cute is she?!!!!!

  10. Mindie Hilton Avatar

    Super cute!

  11. Kristina Clemens Avatar

    This is awesome, Shelley! Love how you make it look so easy. Wish I could help you out with the PDF thing, but alas…it's something I've been too afraid to try! It totally enhances the tutorial though. Awesome job! AS ALWAYS, mah dear! =)
    Kristina J.

  12. Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} Avatar

    So darling! And I'm giving you a hallelujah and an amen for nap time! It's mommy's sanity at our house (c:

  13. Rachelle @ Adventures in Creating Avatar

    So cute! Her handband turned out great! Thanks for the tutorial- I might have to make one of these for myself.

  14. Linda@Coastal Charm Avatar

    So very cute…thanks for sharing it with us at Nifty Thrifty Tuesday!


  15. Suzy Avatar

    This is just adorable and something I think my two granddaughters would love! Definitely pinning this project! Thanks for the template and the great tutorial.

  16. meg Avatar

    super cute!

  17. Katie @ Little Becky Homecky Avatar

    I love this! I would love you to link it up to Fantabulous Friday going on now!


  18. Recipes We Love Avatar

    Very cute! I need to learn to make these for my little girl! Her hair seems to always be in her face and the bow always seems to have vanished! Found you by way of Chic On a Shoestring Decorating party!


  19. Tara @ Tales of a Trophy Wife Avatar

    I thought this was so fun, I featured it this week. Thanks for linking up.

  20. Katie Avatar

    love this headband!!! i want to make a few for myself!

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