Hello friends! Today Jacinda is going to show you how to make a really cute braided headband for a baby or toddler. It is made with stretchy knit fabric, super comfy and super cute.
You'll need your basic sewing supplies, nine strips of knit fabric measuring 1"x17", one rectangle of knit fabric measuring 2"x2 1/2", and some safety pins.
(Sizing note: your finished headband will measure approximately 16", so measure one of your child's existing headbands and adjust length of strips as needed. Lengthen enough, and this can be a headband for you too!)
Cut your strips.
Line up short ends of three strips, secure with a safety pin and braid them together.
It's easiest to do this if you safety pin them to your pants.
Safety pin the ends together neatly when you reach the end. Repeat with other strips.
Now you have three braids.
Remove safety pins. Bring together the braids and stitch them together. Repeat on other end of braids.
Take your little rectangle and fold in half, right sides together, and stitch up short edge to make a small tube.
Shimmy your tube onto one end of the braids. Expose raw edges by pulling tube up so it's covering the braids. Now join all the raw edges of the braids and handsew into a tube. The layers are too thick for a machine unless you have an uber-strong one. I wouldn't risk it, myself. I've broken needles that way before. Once your headband is sewn together, simply slide the tube over the raw edges to hide them and you're done!
So cute and colorful and helpful to keep hair out of your little one's face!
Happy Stitching! Until next week, you can find Jacinda at yellowcloth
Do you have headbands for your daughter?
Are you a big bow kind of momma?
Or, are you like me and don't even bother trying? My Pearl doesn't like anything in her hair! She'll sit nicely for haircuts though!