how to: fabric-covered headbands

Here’s another easy idea for a hair ornament, and you can use your leftover bias strips to make them! I took some plain headbands and covered them with tubes sewn from bias strips. It took a couple of tries to get just the right width of the bias tube for the headband to fit without being too loose, but since bias stretches, the tubes slips easily over the headband and contours to fit the shape nicely.

 

Fabric-covered headbands

 

headband-felt-bow

 

To finish the ends, simply tuck them inside and sew them with a couple of small stitches or use a the hot glue gun to finish them off. Either way works really well.

 

headband-end

 

Of course, then you can add a felt bow or bow hair tie to the headband for a little decoration!

 

headband-bow-tie

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3 Comments:

  1. March 12, 2013 at 2:09 pm Link

    Cute idea!

  2. March 13, 2013 at 12:09 am Link
    emily

    So excited to try this! Thank you! 🙂

  3. April 21, 2013 at 2:42 pm Link
    Iris

    Such a cute idea! I’m going to do this! You know… Mistyfuse will work here also instead of hot glue. Use a cuticle pusher or the flat handle end of a spoon or some similar tool and tuck in some Mistyfuse (don’t worry if it scrunches up here a bit inside–that can be a good thing!) then iron the ends with a hot iron and some steam to help the heat get through all the layers of fabric.

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