Let me show you how I made each one!
- a) Fold down the end of the Velcro ribbon toward the center, just to where the Velcro starts.
- b) Flip the whole thing over, and repeat using the outside ribbon. Essentially, fold the two ends toward each other.
- c) Insert one end of the elastic about a 1/2″ or so and pin shut.
Again, only insert it into one side (for now!)
But be sure to STOP at the end of each side – don’t sew the other opening shut!
Here is how I recommend sewing your headband:
And you’re all done! Easy, huh?!?
Finish the headband the same way as above.
7. Pin down the length of the ribbon.
8. Fold the ends of the ribbon inwards.
9. Insert the elastic into one end.
10. Sew the elastic in and the end shut.
11. The elastic and sides should be sewn shut.
12. Finish by inserting the elastic into the remaining end and sewing shut.
Love this one – just a little more glamorous!
Last but not least, I added a little “ruffle” to the top of my last headband.
Again, start the same way:
1. Center and pin Velcro to the ribbon.
2. Ruffle the ribbon. Using pins, create 5-6 ruffles/pleats on one end of the ribbon strip.
Here’s the pink ribbon one after a four mile run!
I am so addicted – I can’t wait to make more!
Megan is an exercise and nutrition professional turned stay-at-home mom and DIY blogger with the arrival of her baby boy in April of 2011. Married to a U.S. Marine, she is currently setting up her 5th home in 8 years! You can follow Megan’s decorating and crafting adventures over at The Homes I Have Made (and here on Pinterest and Facebook) and find lots of ideas, tips, and tricks for making any temporary space a cute, cozy and comfortable home!
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create something beautiful, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential.