Fabric Covered Headbands
There are so many hair accessories that can be made from your fabric offcuts. Whether they are unique pieces, to match an outfit or attach to a project there is something for everyone.
Fabric covered headbands and a quick and easy project to whip up.
You will need:
Cut a strip of fabric 40cm x 4cm on the bias. It is not necessary to cut on the bias but I find it contours to the headband better.
Line the headband with double sided tape on both sides.
Remove the backing from the tape over the top of the headband.
Lie the fabric horizontally across your work surface.
Position the end of the headband approximately 2cm and centred from the end of the fabric strip.
Gently roll the headband along the length of the fabric strip.
Before removing the backing tape from the inside of the headband fold over the side flaps to make sure that each side will meet or slightly overlap at the middle. If there is too much overlap trim away excess.
Depending on the shape of your headband you may also need to trim the fabric near the ends to allow the fabric to taper.
Remove the backing tape from the inside of the headband.
Gradually fold over the sides keeping the fabric smooth. The tape is only meant to hold the fabric enough to allow you to glue it all together.
Fold the end of the fabric so they overlap to form a narrow point use hot glue to secure. Now fold the end back and hot glue to the headband.
Now take the ribbon and trim one end to form a semi circle. Heat seal the end with an open flame or wood burning tool. Tea lights or matches will work.
Using hot glue attach the rest of ribbon until it is a few millimetres from the end of the headband.
Continue using hot glue to attach the ribbon to the headband making sure it is centred.
When you get to the last few centimetres trim the ribbon to fit and continue to trim the end into a semi circle.
Glue the last few centimetres down. You have now completed your Fabric Covered Headband.