Back in November, we decided to grow my daughters hair out, but her hair kept getting in her eyes. Bows come in and out easily, so I decided I’d try to make her some headbands. You could make some for yourself, too, and your daughter might be extra excited about wearing headbands, just like Mommy.
- an elastic hair band/ponytail holder without the metal
- coordinating thread
- Measure around your toddler’s head to the nape of her neck.
- Cut your material to the appropriate size and iron flat. [Cut a rectangle that is double the width of what you want your headband to end up, plus about 1/2 in for seam allowance and 3 inches less than measurement you got from step 1. I think I cut mine 3.5 x 15.5inches. If you want it to be reversible with two different patterns, cut accordingly.]
- Measure in on the bottom ends in about 1/2 “ on each side and mark, draw a line up to the top corners and you will have a tapered rectangle.
- Fold right sides together “hot dog style” and iron flat.
- Then pin together and sew around, but leave a “U shape” opening in the bottom, as if you were sewing a pillow.
- Turn tube of fabric inside out and iron flat. Also, fold a 1/4 inch or so on each end and iron down.
- Put elastic pony tail on one end inside the flap created in step 6. Fold the 1/4 over the pony tail, and sew straight down.
- Do the same with the other side.
- And you’re all done.
I made the headband in the pictures and a pink one. I also made a reversible one: one side black and one side red. Abs loves them. Let me know if you have any questions.