Make a DIY headband to keep hair off your face
To make your own, you’ll need:
- Stretchy knit fabric, 18 inches long* by 4 to 8 inches wide. Your final headband will be the (width of your fabric – 1 inch) / 2, so keep that in mind to decide on the width you want to use. The one I’m wearing in this post is 3 1/2 inches wide finished, and I cut the fabric 8 inches wide. *If you find store bought headbands tight, you may want to adjust my measurements. Measure your head where you want the headband to go, and then multiply that number by 0.8 and add seam allowances to get your personal measurement. If your fabric stretches less than 40%, multiply your head measurement by 0.9 instead.
- Needle and thread
- Safety pin
- Optional – tube turner (affiliate link)
So, here’s a little video on how to make them. You can also watch it on YouTube here, or you can scroll down for the written instructions.
To start, gather your supplies. Fold the fabric in half, right sides together, matching the long edges. Stitch, using a stretch stitch, leaving a 1 inch gap near one end.
Turn the tube halfway to the right side, so that you can match the short raw edges. Make sure to do this so that the gap in the stitching stays on the outside of the tube.
Match the seams and the short raw edges. Stitch around the tube to sew the raw edges together, by placing the machine presser foot inside the circle (watch the video if that step doesn’t make sense).
After stitching the ends together, reach through the gap in the stitching from step 1 and turn the headband right side out – you should have a ring.
Next blind stitch the gap closed and you’re done!