I’ve recently been intrigued by headbands made of silky fabrics or scarves. I love the idea, because regular, hard headbands have always hurt my head. I decided to make one, so I looked up several how-to sites. I have lots of silky fabric scraps leftover from making blouses, so the scarf didn’t cost a thing. Instead of tying the scarf or using elastic, I used a snap. Here’s what I came up with:
- long fabric scraps (at least 3.5 wide)
- measuring tape
- iron and ironing board
- loop turner or safety pin
- Opt: quilting ruler and rotary cutter
1. Put a measuring tape around your head like the headband. I had 22″ for mine. I cut out a strip of fabric 3.5″ wide and 22.5 long. I used 3.5 as my width, because I had a quilting ruler that wide (I used a rotary cutter to cut on either side of the ruler).
2. Also cut two additional strips (same width as #1) that are 12″ long.
3. Sew one 12″ strip to either end of the 22.5″ strip.
4. Fold the strip in half lengthwise with right sides together. Press. Sew along long edge.
6. Fold ends inside, press, and sew closed.
7. Sew a snap to the seams where the 12″ and 22.5″ strips were joined.
I love the snap idea. You don’t have to deal with a bulky knot at the back of your neck. It’s also easier and quicker to make the headband with a snap than with elastic.