Covered Stretchy Headband Tutorial

Okay! I’m home and catching up.. here is the tutorialfor the covered stretchy headband…. and Yes, Vicki you can come over and make a bunch! Oh, my “model” thinks I was only taking pic’s of her hair… so sshhh! She’d kill me for the photos :-)

You need a piece of fabric 1.5″ wide (for 1/2 wide headband) by about 18″ long. You can also use ribbon- which would be waaayyycute!

Fold in half and stitch with 1/4″ seam.

Move seam to center and stitch one end closed.

Lay fabric piece over headband. Pin behind ear on one side. Pull taught and pin behind ear on other side. Make sure the fabric is taught, as it will stretch a bit and if it is too big it won’t work. Take off your head.


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Melissa Mortenson is the author of the Polka Dot Chair blog which is in its 7th year of sharing fresh and creative ideas with readers. She is the author of “Project Teen, Handmade Gifts your Teen will Actually Love”. Her first fabric line “Derby Style” debuted in January 2015 through Riley Blake Designs. A mom of 3, she considers herself lucky to be living in Kentucky.


  1. says

    I LOVE this I have about 20 of those headbands and I love to wear them, but they are so ugly I never where them out! You have changed my hair wearing habits forever thank you thank you!

  2. says

    That is way cute! I love those headbands but the always seem to be just black or brown. Great solution. I’ll be linking.

  3. Buffy says

    Wow! These would be great gifts for some of the Ladies I know, or even made to look like a bow on top of their gift! So Fun, easy and useful!!! Thank You for showing how to do this 0 : And your Daughter is a Perfect Model with all that beautiful hair!! :)

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