Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Wide Headband/Kerchief Tutorial

Did you see that cute headband my daughter was wearing?

It reminds me of the kerchief mom used to wear when we were camping.

Here's how to make your own!  You need some fabric and five inches of elastic.

Cut two pieces of fabric.  The first piece is 12 x 18 inches.  The second is 12 x 3 1/2 inches.

Fold both pieces of fabric lengthwise (like a hotdog) with the right sides touching.  Sew up the long sides of each.

Flip them both right side out and press flat with the seam you just made in the middle.

Take five inches of elastic.  I used one inch elastic.  Thread through your thinner casing and tack the elastic on both ends.

Fold the unsewn edges in about a half inch and press.

With the seams facing each other, sew the elastic piece on to each side in the middle.  You want the seams hidden by your head so they will face each other.

So that looks weird.  We will take some of the weirdness out by folding the edges in.

Sew in place.

I found this easier to do with the "ugly" side facing out.  You will have to flip it over before wearing.

If I do it again:

I will make it thinner for myself.  This looked really weird on me but totally cute on her!  We will also make more with some different fabric. 

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