Make Your Own Headbands With 5 FREE Patterns


Is it possible to have too many headbands? We think not! It's easy to make your own headbands to save tons of money, bust your fabric stash and add variety to your wardrobe with these five easy and FREE patterns.

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1. Double-Sided Headband

Satisfy that urge to sew when you make a basket full of these double-sided headbands using woven fabric scraps or fat quarters , some fusible interfacing and a small piece of elastic . Not only will these accessories add a pop of color to your wardrobe, but they will help keep your hair in place and out of your eyes as you run errands, exercise or sew. 

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2. Stretchy Headband

Have short hair or trouble keeping a headband on? Then make a headband using an elastic hair tie and knit scraps from a T-shirt or dress project. Using a light- to medium-weight knit will make a perfect headband that will be more formfitting and therefore more likely to stay in place! Plus, the stretchy headband has a fun, stylish look created by the faux knot at the top of the headband. 

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3. Knotted Headband

If you are new to sewing and want to learn how to make your own headbands, then this basic knotted headband pattern is the project for you! The knotted headband pattern is designed for woven fabrics but will work for knit fabrics, too, depending on the amount of stretch of the fabric. This pattern includes two knot options and pattern pieces to sew headbands that fit a baby up to size 12 girl.

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4. Lace Headband with Fabric Flower

Give your daughter's outfit that picture-perfect finishing touch with this boutique-style lace headband with a fabric flower pin. This headband takes mere minutes to sew, and instructions include sizes 6 months to adult. Make an extra fabric flower pin and attach it to clothing or a bag to tie an entire ensemble together. Everyone will ask where you bought that beautiful headband, and you can proudly say you made it!

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5. Stretch Knit Headband

This stretch knit headband tutorial takes you step by step in designing a custom-fit headband. Using small cuts of knit fabric with at least 25 percent stretch and some 1/4" wide elastic, you'll sew together the perfect fitting headband with professional results! These headbands are great to wear for any occasion or to throw on when you don't have time to style your hair.

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Make Your Own Headbands With 5 FREE Patterns