Sewing a simple headband

When I hemmed my red, blue, and white floral dress (see details here), I had a 3 1/2 inch strip of fabric left over — enough fabric for a headband and (I hope) a fabric belt. First up is the headband! BTW, all the photos below were taken by our new phones during our mini-retreat.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sewing a simple fabric headband

I wanted to keep the one side that was already hemmed — less work for me to do! And the fabric at the hem was folded over for a more professional-looking hem, so that’s what I did on the other side.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sewing a simple fabric headband

I thought about how I wanted the headband to look, and if I should just leave the ends longer so that I could just tie the edges as I wanted. But I nixed that idea after considering the weight of the fabric, as tying the ends would end up too bulky. Then I had the idea of using a hair elastic to provide a bit of stretch at the back. So I wrapped the edges of the fabric and sewed them around the stretchy hair elastic. I used the widest zig-zag stitch for extra hold.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sewing a simple fabric headband

Here’s the finished result!

Librarian for Life + Style | Sewing a simple fabric headband

And here’s what it looks like while wearing it. The first is a front view, a selfie right after I finished the headband project, and the second is a side view, a pic that Sam took right before we went on a neighborhood walk.

Librarian for Life + Style | Sewing a simple fabric headband

Librarian for Life + Style | Sewing a simple fabric headband

I felt inordinately proud of myself after finishing this project! I’m also thinking about replicating this simple design with other leftover fabric. What do y’all think?

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12 thoughts on “Sewing a simple headband

  1. Erin @ Loop Looks

    Smart idea to use the hair tie to connect it!! Maybe you could add some flocked material to the inside at some point to help with the sliding-off-your-head factor instead of using bobby pins?

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