One of the easiest things I feel I make for my daughter are her fabric headbands. The fact I can make it to the correct size for her head is great.
Her head is a little bit bigger than her friends but not as big as an adult so its hard to find perfect fitting headbands. Plus I can wash these with no worries.
With your choice of fabric cut a piece that is 3 inches wide and at least 22 inches long (or longer if you need more for an adult head)
Fold the fabric right sides together
Run a quick stitch on your sewing machine down the 1 long side.
I use a large safety pin and I pined it to one end.
To help turn your piece right side out, I tuck the pin down the middle of the tube and it helps guide and flip your fabric so its wrong sides together.
I then iron my headband flat then tuck in 1 end and add a piece of 3/4 inch elastic into the end of 1 part of the headband.
I sew it on securily. Then i figure out how much elastic I will need for my daughter. Her head measured 22 inches around. I trimmed the fabric to be 20 inches and added 1 inch of elastic making the head band 21 inches. I wanted it to be 1 inch shorter than needed so she got a nice secure fit and the elastic will expand enough and hold into her hair. So then I trim the elestic to 1 1/2 inches and tuck 1/2 inch into the other side of the fabric headband.
So this is how it will look like once the 2 ends are sewn. Be sure to tuck the ends of the fabric into each other a little bit. Just rolling the fabric back into itself. If that makes sense. So you get a nice finished edge you don’t need to hem.
Now you have yourself a really nice new fabric headband. Can coordinate all your headabands with left over pieces of fabric with each project you make. (Which is what I do. )
It fits so nicely in her hair. Not too tight and not too loose and holds her hair just right.
Hope this little tutorial helps you. If you have any questions or confused by my instructions. Feel free to comment and I will reply and help explain it a bit better. It really is a very fast project. I can knock one of these out in about 5 minutes