Saturday, April 8, 2017

Make a Cute Fabric-Covered Headband! It's so Easy!

I am going to show you how to make a fabric headband like the one shown here. It's pretty easy and takes minimal supplies. The combinations of headband shapes and fabric choices are endless, so you can put your own personal touch on it! Read on to find out how to get started!

Step 1: Gather Supplies. You will need a plastic headband (I bought mine at the dollar store, and it came in a pack of 3 I believe); fabric that can be cut into 1.5" long strips; scissors; a glue gun and glue.

Step 2: Tie one end of the fabric to the end of the headband. A single knot will do.

Step 3: Begin wrapping the fabric around the headband. Keep it as tight as you can as you do this and also try to keep the trailing edge turned under (the leading edge will be covered with the next wrap.) Every 5 or 6 wraps, put a dot of glue to help keep the fabric secure and tight, ideally on the underside of the headband.  When you get to the spot where the rings connect on the headband  (as shown below), wrap it over to the other side covering as much of the connecting piece as you can. Then wrap back over to the original side that you started on. There is no right or wrong way to do this, and you can experiment with the best ways to wrap these connecting areas so that none of the plastic shows.

Step 4: You are going to wrap all the way up one side until you reach the other end of the headband and then will continue wrapping around the tip and then come down the other side.

Step 5: Your headband will be just about finished when you have made it up one side and back down the other so that you are at the place where you started. You can finish it by wrapping over the original starting area (the knot) making sure to keep it tight, and then cut the end so that you can glue it to the inside of the headband (so it doesn't show.) Using a pair of scissors, cut any extra threads that may be hanging, and you are done!

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