50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make

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Here’s a fun list of crafty ideas for making headbands with plenty of different fabrics, materials and techniques found in this collection…some sewn, some knit, some crochet while others just require a glue gun, crafty bits and a metal or plastic headband to embellish. I’ve organized the list into two groups, the first batch features fabric & decorative trims, the second batch is a collection of free knit and crochet patterns. Have fun!

colettepatterns.com

colettepatterns.com

Easy Ribbon: Use either a single decorative ribbon or two contrasting ribbons sewn together to make this sweet headband.

Pleated Tutorial: A scrap of fabric and interfacing are gathered together then attached to an elastic headband with a felt piece for backing, embellished with pearls or buttons.

theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com

theadventuresofroryandjess.blogspot.com

presserfoot.blogspot.com

presserfoot.blogspot.com

Nautical: Made with a few yards of rope or ribbon that are tied into a sailor’s knot and then attached to pieces of twill and a hair band.

Braided: A plain headband is covered with fabric then strips of fabric or trims are braided together and glued on top.

alisaburke.blogspot.com

alisaburke.blogspot.com

rufflesandstuff.com

rufflesandstuff.com

Repurposed Leather Or Vinyl: Cut strips of leather or vinyl from an old purse, cosmetic case, etc., to make this simple bow headband.

Ruched: Free pattern piece download (jpg file), made with felt, lightweight fabric and bias (can be store bought or handmade).

thedillspiel.blogspot.com

thedillspiel.blogspot.com

cally-cruze.blogspot.com

cally-cruze.blogspot.com

Fabric Covered: Plain headbands are covered in fabric then embellished with bows, ruffles or whatever you like.

Ribbon & Buttons: Hot glue decorative ribbon and assorted buttons to a plain headband.

craftpassion.com

craftpassion.com

heatherbaileydesign.com

heatherbaileydesign.com

Fabric Tied Headband: Elastic loop at back then ties in place, free pdf pattern download available.

Elastic Fabric Covered: Fabric is stiffened with interfacing and ends are sewn to a strip of elastic. Free pattern template download (jpg file).

paigeandbrooke.blogspot.com

paigeandbrooke.blogspot.com

heart-of-light.blogspot.com

heart-of-light.blogspot.com

Ruffly: Made with a lightweight fabric (such as silk or a light cotton/linen) that are cut into squares then attached to a band of ribbon (hand sewing).

Feathered: Made with a scrap of leather, thick elastic, assorted feathers and a scrap of felt. Assembled with glue and a bit of sewing.

littleoldhat.blogspot.com

littleoldhat.blogspot.com

veryhomemade.blogspot.com

veryhomemade.blogspot.com

J Crew Inspired: A plain headband is wrapped in fabric then fabric petals are assembled and glued onto band.

Scrappy Leather: Made with assorted leather scraps cut into petals and then glued onto a plain headband, finished off with a vintage button at the top.

missiekrissie.blogspot.com

missiekrissie.blogspot.com

whateverdeedeewants.com

whateverdeedeewants.com

Fabric & Felt: Made with two coordinating pieces of fabric and small felt circles (for the flower embellishment), ties at the back.

Ribbon: Made with 2 elastic ponytail holders and about 3 feet of decorative ribbon (or longer if needed). Also see this tutorial.

chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com

chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com

kcquilts.com

kcquilts.com

Reversible Fabric: Reversible fabric bands are held together with elastic in a fabric casing (at the back). See this tutorial for a similar idea.

Flat Pattern Hair Band: Shows how to measure first for a custom fit, each end has a button for a hair elastic to loop over (for closure).

jezzeblog.blogspot.com

jezzeblog.blogspot.com

anniescupboard.blogspot.com

anniescupboard.blogspot.com

Rick Rack & Fabric: Wider band across the top is trimmed with rick rack, ends tie at back of neck.

Braided: Six strips of fabric are made into two separate braids and then sewn together at the ends, elastic is then attached at each end. Another similar pattern found here.

racheldenbow.blogspot.com

racheldenbow.blogspot.com

littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

Flower Pom Pom: Circles of fabric are glued one by one to a piece of felt, then the pom pom is attached to an elastic headband.

Simple Fabric Braid: Made by tying two strips of fabric in knots, ties at the back.

heart-of-light.blogspot.com

heart-of-light.blogspot.com

homestitched.blogspot.com

homestitched.blogspot.com

Ruffled: A fabric casing is made for 1″ wide elastic then sewn together at the back. Embellish with as you like with fabric flowers, etc.

T-Shirt Headband: Strips of an old t-shirt are stretched until they naturally curl then tied together to make a headband.

zakkalife.blogspot.com

zakkalife.blogspot.com

littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

Sewn Buttons: Buttons are hand sewn onto a stretchy elastic headband.

Rolled Felt: Strips of felt are rolled into tight circles of assorted sizes then glued onto a headband.

bluecricketdesign.net

bluecricketdesign.net

onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com

onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com

Flower Rosettes: A headband is wrapped with a strip of fabric and then fabric rosettes are made with the same material and attached.

Ribbon Rosettes Band: Rosettes are made from ribbon, embellished with beads and then attached to an elastic headband.

alisaburke.blogspot.com

alisaburke.blogspot.com

littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

littlemissmomma.blogspot.com

Lace & Pearl: Lace or other decorative trim is rolled into a flower (glued onto a circle of felt), pearl for the center then glued onto an elastic headband.

Spiral Wrapped: A few different ideas on this page including a spiral ribbon wrapped band.

mayarts.com

mayarts.com

borrowedandbleu.com

borrowedandbleu.com

Romantic Rose: A satin headband is embellished with lace, satin ribbon, faux pearl beads and vintage-style buttons.

Felt Flower Hairband: Make a sweet felt flower embellished with seed beads and attach to an elastic “bando” style hair band, free pattern download included (jpg file).

bugsandfishes.blogspot.com

bugsandfishes.blogspot.com

bluebirdlucys.blogspot.com

bluebirdlucys.blogspot.com

Yarn Wrapped: A sweet and simple project made by wrapping a metal or plastic headband with assorted colors of yarn (held in place with glue).

Glitter Bow Tutorial: Made with satin ribbon, spray adhesive, clear fishing line string, headband, scrap of felt and glitter.

maryjanesandgaloshes.com

maryjanesandgaloshes.com

marthastewart.com

marthastewart.com

Fashion Headband: Adorn basic headbands with beautiful feathers for a one-of-a-kind accessory. Materials include fabric glue, ribbon, button and feathers.

Double Ruffle: Two strips of fabric are sewn together to make a casing, pulled to gather than slid over a headband (held in place with glue).

sewchatty.blogspot.com

sewchatty.blogspot.com

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

Felt Eyelet: Features a traditional eyelet effect created with hole punches, tutorial via pdf download.

Double Sided Fabric: Has a fabric covered elastic piece at the back for a comfy fit, free pattern download (pdf).

happytogethercreates.com

happytogethercreates.com

onegirlinpink.blogspot.com

onegirlinpink.blogspot.com

Floppy Fabric Bows: Made with 2 strips of fabric and 1 small piece for the center, plastic headband and a hot glue gun.

Summertime Hair Wraps (How-To): Shows how to fold, wrap and tie a silk scarf to keep your hair tidy and presentable.

moredesignplease.com

moredesignplease.com

wecanredoit.blogspot.ca

wecanredoit.blogspot.ca

Color Block: Two pairs of tights (in two different colors) are cut then stitched together for this project.

Knit & Crochet

craftzine.com

craftzine.com

Knit Bow: Worked in seed stitch (knitting) then band is made with 3 ropes of crocheted chain stitch. Free pdf pattern download.

Vanessa: Knit with US #11 needles, gauge is 3 stitches over 1″ in st st. Free pdf pattern download available.

gettingpurlywithit.com

gettingpurlywithit.com

tangledhappy.blogspot.com

tangledhappy.blogspot.com

Granny Stripe: Crochet pattern worked in rounds (shell stitch). Made with worsted weight yarn and size 4mm hook.

Urban Turban: Both crochet and knitting patterns offered, made with size #17 needles (or size J hook) and thick bulky yarn.

jemknit.blogspot.com

jemknit.blogspot.com

youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com

youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com

Knotted: Crochet pattern, two strands of yarn are crocheted into chains then tied in a center knot and glued to strands of ribbon (to tie at back).

Lacey: Free crochet pattern and features knit I-cord ties or crocheted chain ties.

ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com

ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com

tricotine.typepad.com

tricotine.typepad.com

Irish Hiking: A knit cable design made with size #8 (US) straight needles.

Knitted: Simple pattern, skills required: Garter stitch (just knit, no purl!), increasing and decreasing, and I-cord.

chickencounting.blogspot.com

chickencounting.blogspot.com

asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com

asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com

Crochet: Made with worsted weight yarn and a size G hook, stitches used: chain; DC, SC and slip stitch. Back is a double strand of chain stitches to hold band in place.

Wide Cabled: Knitting pattern, made with aran-weight yarn or worsted weight if you prefer. Knit on 4.5mm knitting needles and 1 cable needle. Finished size: 4.5″ x 19″ (stretches to approx. 21″).

mathgirl40.blogspot.com

mathgirl40.blogspot.com

wistfulplying.blogspot.com

wistfulplying.blogspot.com

Criss-Cross Cable: Free knitting pattern using size 8 needles and worsted weight yarn (has a button closure at back with a chain crochet loop).

Hedda: Free crochet pattern available via pdf download. Finished size approximately 1 1/2″ wide x 24″ long (or length desired).

berroco.com

berroco.com

carissaknits.blogspot.com

carissaknits.blogspot.com

Basketweave: Free knit pattern made with cotton yarn and 2 double pointed needles. Finished size measure 1.75″ x 12″ long (plus ties on ends).

Three Strands Crochet: Made with worsted weight yarn and a 4.00mm hook, can be made longer or shorter by changing the number of starting ch. See this version with a flower.

creativeyarn.blogspot.com

creativeyarn.blogspot.com

mandipidy.com

mandipidy.com

MandyBand: Cute crochet pattern for a headband, made with crochet thread, a piece of elastic and a size F crochet hook (sizes for Adult, Child and Baby).

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Published: June 1, 2011
Updated: October 31, 2012

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  1. Mona says:

    Very easy to do.


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