Who doesn't love headbands? They are a quick and easy way to wrangle your unruly hair and can add a fun pop of color or print to an outfit. Today I'm going to teach you how to make these cute knotted headbands. They are super quick and easy to make. If you can sew a straight line, you can make these.
plain weave cotton fabric
ruler (these wide acrylic rulers are super handy)
1. Iron your fabric so there are no wrinkles. Locate the crosswise grain of the fabric (it will give a little when pulled, whereas the lengthwise grain will not) and fold the edge of the fabric up 6 inches, with right sides together.
2. Draw a 3" x !!!!! " rectangular on your fabric. This line will get cut off, so you will not see it in the finished product.
3. At either end of the rectangle, draw a triangle by measuring 2.5" from the long ends of the rectangle, and 1.5" across the short end, and connecting the dots.
4. Pin your two layers of fabric together, than cut the shape out.
5. Pin the edges of your headband, leaving a 4" space along one of the long edges open. I like to put two pins perpendicular to the fabric so I remember not to sew it closed.
6. Sew the edges of your headband with a 1/4" seam allowance.
7. Back stitch at the ends of your 4" opening so this won't come unraveled when turning your headband.
8. Once you can sewn around all edges, cut off the corners and trim your seems down.
9. Turn your headband right side out by pulling the ends through your 4" opening.
10. Iron your headband flat.
11. Pin the open section of your headband closed, then top stitch all edges.
12. Tie a knot, and voila! One cute and unique headband that no one else will have.
I love how simple these headbands are to make. You could whip out a bunch in one sitting. I made two for myself. On my second headband, I used a print on one side and a coordinating solid on the other. I also made it a little narrower. For a narrower headband, use a 1/2" seam allowance instead of 1/4".
I love to wear these headbands with a little front pouf and a messy bun. I used to wear my hair like this with bandannas rolled up and tied, which is where I got the idea to make my own knotted headbands. Let me know if you try this out! I'd love to see what you make!