By Sewing Contributor Courteney from the blog Crafting with Court.
During the hottest days of summer, I love using headbands to keep my hair out of my face. The athletic headbands work best for keeping your hair away and staying put, but they look like you’re ready to go for a run. The fashion headbands look pretty but often don’t really hold your hair back. I wanted a cute and functional headband that would keep my hair out of my face, but that I could still wear out. So, I took the basic premise of the athletic headbands but turned it into a bow! It was super easy and inexpensive. I made mine in an adult size, but you can easily make it small for any little girls in your life.
- Cut your jersey fabric into one 7” x 20” rectangle and one 3” x 2” rectangle.
- Fold your 3” x 2” rectangle into fourths on the 3” side.
- Create a tube with the folded 3″ x 2″ piece of fabric. Fold this piece of fabric in half short ways (hamburger style). Sew the short edges of the folded fabric together with a 1/8″ seam. Turn it right side out so that the seam is on the inside.
- Fold your 7” x 20” rectangle in half long ways (hotdog style) and pin in place leaving a 3.5” x 20“ rectangle. Sew this edge in place using a ½” seam. Turn it right side out so that the seam is on the inside.
- Slide the small tube you made in Step 3 over your large tube from Step 4 until it is approximately in the center. Slide the seams from both tubes around until they are on the back side.
- Insert one end of your large tube into the other end of the tube about ½”. Using a 1/8” seam, sew the edges together.
- Put your headband on and enjoy!