Make a Headband that keeps hair in check

Updated on by Sarina

My kid gets up, brushes teeth, nibbles at her breakfast, and then goes to her new school – her bedroom. Online classrooms have made many things unnecessary for her – uniforms, school shoes, packed lunch, that mad rush to the school bus, and to my annoyance, tying hair. I have a hard time getting her to comb her hair for the class. This wide headband is my solution to this problem. The easy way out – hiding the thing that causes embarrassment; in our case, wayward hair.

And if you use pretty fabric as I did, it is the cutest hair accessory. Use a flowy lightweight fabric like chiffon, crepe, georgette for making this headband.

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How to make a hair taming headband

This is a very wide headband that covers a lot of the head. Here is the tutorial on how to sew this headband easily.

Step 1

Cut out the fabric pieces needed for the headband. You also need 3/4 inch wide elastic.

how to sew a headband
Cut out the fabric pieces for the front portion and for the casing for elastic

Step 2

Keep the long edges of your big fabric (A) and stitch together. You get a tube. Do the same for the other long fabric piece (B).

Sew the fabric edges together
Stitch the long edges of the fabric pieces into tubes

Fold your big tube by the middle. Make a stitch of about 3 inches on either side as in the picture below.

diy head band
Fold the big tube by the middle and stitch 3 inches on the 2 edges

When you open it up, it will look like this.

headband diy tutorial

Step 3

Cut out 6 inch long elastic piece ( 1/2 inch or 3/4 inch wide)

Take the other tube and insert the elastic piece inside the fabric tube with a pin. Stitch the edges to secure the ends of the elastic.

DIY headband
Insert the elastic through the small casing

Your elastic casing will look like this.

making headbands

Step 4

Place your main fabric right side up in front of you.

Keep the edge of elastic casing in the middle of the short edge of the main piece

Keep one edge of this elastic casing on top of one edge of the main (A) fabric. Wrap the elastic casing with this (see picture below). Stitch the edges together to join them.

headband diy
Cover the casing with the edges

Flip it right side out – you will get the seam allowance neatly tucked inside. up.

Open up to find the cut edges tucked inside

Step 5

Do the same with the other edge, to complete your headband.

Use the headband as it is or you can add embellishments like a fabric flower, or beadwork or a knot with another fabric tube to make it prettier. 

My model/user of the headband does not have class today, so I cannot get her into the headband, and get a photo of it in action. She is still in her bedroom – it is just not her classroom today.  

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I love sewing, fabric, fashion, embroidery, doing easy DIY projects and then writing about them. Hope you have fun learning from sewguide as much as I do. If you find any mistakes here, please point it out in the comments.

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