These headbands are so easy to make and comfortable too! I’ve attached my PDF pattern at the bottom of this post for you to download if you want to make them for yourself.
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Step 1: Print the PDF pattern and cut out your pieces. You’ll cut two pieces, on the fold, of the following pattern piece. It can be of the same fabric or of two contrasting fabrics.
Step 2: Cut out one (not on the fold) of the below pattern piece:
Here are the pieces you will have cut and you’ll need to add a 5″ long piece of 1/2″ elastic:
Step 3: Place the main headband pieces right sides together and sew along the edges as shown:
Step 4: Fold the bottom piece in half, right sides together, and sew across the open edge:
Step 5: Turn the main headband piece back right side out:
Step 6: Turn the smaller bottom piece right side out as well and slip the elastic all the way down into it so you can’t see it anymore:
Step 7: Adjust the bottom piece around the elastic so the seam is in the center as shown and sew along one end to secure the elastic inside:
Step 8: Turn the bottom piece around and pull the elastic to the other side and sew across that end too to secure the two pieces together (notice the bottom piece is longer than the elastic so it will be slack along the piece:
Step 9: Turn your headband ends under about a 1/2″ on each side:
Step 10: Insert the bottom piece into the headband about a 1/4″:
Step 11: Sew the end of the headband shut securing the bottom piece inside:
Step 12: Repeat for the other side and you have a finished headband!
Experiment with patchwork pieces of knit….I love the texture of leaving the seams exposed as shown:
So many possibilities of colors! Two of these have even been screen printed with designs on the fabric:
Click below to download the free Lil Blue Boo Knit Headband PDF Pattern! Enjoy!
This PDF pattern is for personal use only. No commercial use. No pattern distribution or resale allowed.
Does that one size headband fit both kids and aldults?
I love all types of headbands and was just thinking that I needed a new one. Yeah! Thank you!
Anne de Zoé et Thaïs says
Thank’s, it’s exactly what I need for school for my girl !!!
These are gorgeous and so simple to
make. Perfect to use up scrap pieces
I just made the headband for my daughter. I used old knit shirts that I don’t wear anymore and it turned out really cute! I am complete novice when it comes to sewing, but was able to whip this out in about 15 min.
Thank you for the awesome tutorials! I love trying out your ideas.
Love this tutorial made 3 the first day! The PDF pattern fits a baby but if you triple the length of the rectangle pattern for an adult and triple the elastic you should be good for an adult. Fit me great! Thanks so much, LOVE THEM!
Great Tutorial. Just in time for this Grandma to make her granddaughters some for Valentine Day!!
I turned the main section under so that when I sewed the sides it was already turned under ready to accept the elastic section. I was able to make 5 in 45 min. that is cutting to completetion. THANKS!!
Karyn G. says
Have I mentioned how much I love this little pattern. Too cute!
The download isn’t quite working! The new ‘Pin it’ button disables the download of the pattern for me in two different browsers 🙁 Love the pattern and I want to make some, but can you add the link in text possibly instead of embedded in the picture!! Thanks!!!!
Nicky Schauder says
I made an adult version of this on here and cited Lilblueboo for original.