DIY Twisted Headband
Headbands are so in right now and they are not just for kids! With the my curly hair, these headbands are lifesavers. This twisted headband is not only functional, it has a cute bohemian twist to them. I was inspired by the headbands I saw at Anthropologie and knew I could easily make one myself for a fraction of the cost. A headband is a fun way to add a feminine touch to your outfit and these twisted versions are just so whimsical and fun! This is definitely the new summer accessory. I’ve seen them everywhere!
This project only takes a few supplies and can be made in less than 5 minutes! Plus for beginner sewers, this is an easy way to practice your zig-zag stitch on knit fabrics. This tutorial will show you how to make a $18 US headband that you can find at Anthropologie for less than $2.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- 1/8th yard of jersey knit fabric (you can even use an old t-shirt or leggings)
Step 1: Cut two rectangular pieces that measure 20″ x 6″. You may need to adjust the length the rectangular to fit your head. Since the circumference of my head was 20″, the length of the fabric was cut to 20″.
Step 2: Fold each piece length-wise with right sides facing in. Then sew a 1/4″ zig-zag stitch down the length of the fabric. The zig-zag will let your fabric stretch as needed without the thread breaking apart. It’s important to use this type of stitch on stretchy fabric like knits.
Step 3: Pull them right side out and lay them
Step 4: Lay the the the two pieces so that they cross over each other making an X. The seam side faces up.
Step 5: Fold the pieces as shown below. The seam side is facing towards each other.
Step 6: Now fold the piece again, so that all four edges line up.
Step 7: You do not want the raw edges to show, so tuck each of them inward and pin. Then sew a zig-zag stitch down the edge. This will make sure the unfinished ends are on the inside of the headband.
It’s that easy! I love how these headbands turned out. You can make them out of any fun prints. I especially enjoyed the flamingo print and can’t wait to put it to good use this summer!