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50+ Cute & Crafty Headbands To Make
Posted By Tipnut On June 1, 2011 @ 12:25 pm In Crafty Ideas | No Comments
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!
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.
Braided : A plain headband is covered with fabric then strips of fabric or trims are braided together and glued on top.
Ruched : Free pattern piece download (jpg file), made with felt, lightweight fabric and bias (can be store bought or handmade).
Ribbon & Buttons : Hot glue decorative ribbon and assorted buttons to a plain headband.
Elastic Fabric Covered : Fabric is stiffened with interfacing and ends are sewn to a strip of elastic. Free pattern template download (jpg file).
Feathered : Made with a scrap of leather, thick elastic, assorted feathers and a scrap of felt. Assembled with glue and a bit of sewing.
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.
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).
Simple Fabric Braid : Made by tying two strips of fabric in knots, ties at the back.
T-Shirt Headband : Strips of an old t-shirt are stretched until they naturally curl then tied together to make a headband.
Rolled Felt : Strips of felt are rolled into tight circles of assorted sizes then glued onto a headband.
Ribbon Rosettes Band : Rosettes are made from ribbon, embellished with beads and then attached to an elastic headband.
Spiral Wrapped : A few different ideas on this page including a spiral ribbon wrapped band.
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).
Glitter Bow Tutorial : Made with satin ribbon, spray adhesive, clear fishing line string, headband, scrap of felt and glitter.
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).
Double Sided Fabric : Has a fabric covered elastic piece at the back for a comfy fit, free pattern download (pdf).
Summertime Hair Wraps (How-To) : Shows how to fold, wrap and tie a silk scarf to keep your hair tidy and presentable.
Vanessa : Knit with US #11 needles, gauge is 3 stitches over 1″ in st st. Free pdf pattern download available.
Urban Turban : Both crochet and knitting patterns offered, made with size #17 needles (or size J hook) and thick bulky yarn.
Lacey : Free crochet pattern and features knit I-cord ties or crocheted chain ties.
Knitted : Simple pattern, skills required: Garter stitch (just knit, no purl!), increasing and decreasing, and I-cord.
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″).
Hedda : Free crochet pattern available via pdf download. Finished size approximately 1 1/2″ wide x 24″ long (or length desired).
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URLs in this post:
 Easy Ribbon: http://www.coletterie.com/tutorials-tips-tricks/tutorial-sassy-ribbon-headband
 Pleated Tutorial: http://www.craftinessisnotoptional.com/2011/01/pleated-headband-tutorial.html
 Nautical: http://presserfoot.blogspot.com/2011/03/tutorial-diy-nautical-headband.html
 Braided: http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2011/01/braided-headbands.html
 Repurposed Leather Or Vinyl: http://www.rufflesandstuff.com/2010/07/lauren-headband-tutorial.html
 Ruched: http://www.nobigdill.com/2010/04/ruched-headband-tutorial.html
 Fabric Covered: http://cally-cruze.blogspot.com/2010/02/easy-headband-tutorial.html
 Ribbon & Buttons: http://www.craftpassion.com/2011/04/quick-craft-easy-ribbon-button-headband-tutorial.html
 Fabric Tied Headband: http://www.heatherbaileydesign.com/Headband.html
 Elastic Fabric Covered: http://paigeandbrooke.blogspot.com/2010/01/elastic-fabric-covered-headband.html
 Ruffly: http://heart-of-light.blogspot.com/2009/06/ruffly-headband-tutorial.html
 Feathered: http://littleoldhat.blogspot.com/2010/03/feathered-headband-tutorial.html
 J Crew Inspired: http://veryhomemade.blogspot.com/2010/02/j-crew-inspired-headband.html
 Scrappy Leather: http://missiekrissie.blogspot.com/2010/03/scrappy-leather-headband-tutorial.html
 Fabric & Felt: http://www.whateverdeedeewants.com/2010/07/headband-tutorial.html
 Ribbon: http://chocolateonmycranium.blogspot.com/2008/04/ribbon-headband-tutorial.html
 this tutorial: http://www.alteredcloth.com/blog/2007/07/how-to-make-a-headband-easy-ribbon-headband.php
 Reversible Fabric: http://www.kcquilts.com/blog/2006/09/reversible-fabric-headband-tutorial.html
 this tutorial: http://thelongthread.com/?p=669
 Flat Pattern Hair Band: http://jezzeblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/flat-pattern-hair-band.html
 Rick Rack & Fabric: http://anniescupboard.blogspot.com/2008/08/anniescupboards-free-fabric-headband.html
 Braided: http://racheldenbow.blogspot.com/2009/11/braided-headband-tutorial.html
 found here: http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com/2010/09/braided-headband-tutorial.html
 Flower Pom Pom: http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2010/08/scrunch-fabric-flower-pom-pom.html
 Simple Fabric Braid: http://heart-of-light.blogspot.com/2009/04/another-headband.html
 Ruffled: http://homestitched.blogspot.com/2011/01/ruffled-headband.html
 T-Shirt Headband: http://zakkalife.blogspot.com/2009/09/how-to-make-t-shirt-headband.html
 Sewn Buttons: http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2010/07/sew-button-headband-tutorial.html
 Rolled Felt: http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/03/rolled-felt-headband.html
 Flower Rosettes: http://onmysideoftheroom.blogspot.com/2010/05/flower-headband-tutorial.html
 Ribbon Rosettes Band: http://alisaburke.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-hair-band-tutorial.html
 Lace & Pearl: http://www.littlemissmomma.com/2010/08/victorian-lace-and-pearl-headband.html
 Spiral Wrapped: http://www.mayarts.com/blog/headbands-with-ribbon/
 Romantic Rose: http://www.borrowedandbleu.com/advice-ideas/diy-romantic-rose-headband/
 Felt Flower Hairband: http://bugsandfishes.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-felt-flower-hairband.html
 Yarn Wrapped: http://bluebirdlucys.blogspot.com/2010/06/tutorial-yarn-wrapped-headband.html
 Glitter Bow Tutorial: http://www.maryjanesandgaloshes.com/2011/01/glitter-bow-headband-tutorial.html
 Fashion Headband: http://www.marthastewart.com/271400/fashion-headband
 Double Ruffle: http://sewchatty.blogspot.com/2010/11/double-ruffle-headband-tutorial.html
 Felt Eyelet: http://blog.makezine.com/craft/book_review_project_excerpt_1/
 Double Sided Fabric: http://www.happytogethercreates.com/2011/07/double-sided-fabric-headband-pattern.html
 Floppy Fabric Bows: http://onegirlinpink.blogspot.com/2011/03/floppy-fabric-bow-headband-tutorial.html
 Summertime Hair Wraps (How-To): http://www.moredesignplease.com/moredesignplease/2011/7/13/summertime-hair-wraps.html
 Color Block: http://wecanredoit.blogspot.ca/2011/11/color-block-headband.html
 Knit Bow: http://blog.makezine.com/craft/craft_pattern_knit_bow_headban/
 Vanessa: http://gettingpurlywithit.com/blog/free-pattern-vanessa-headband
 Granny Stripe: http://www.tangledhappy.com/2010/12/granny-stripe-headbandearwarmer.html
 Urban Turban: http://jemknit.blogspot.com/2010/11/urban-turban.html
 Knotted: http://youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com/2011/02/knotted-headband.html
 Lacey: http://ibrakeforyarnpatterns.blogspot.com/2006/04/lacey-not-so-lacey-headband.html
 Irish Hiking: http://tricotine.typepad.com/weblog/2006/10/irish_hiking_he.html
 Knitted: http://chickencounting.blogspot.com/2010/01/pattern-for-knitted-headband.html
 Crochet: http://asmatteringoflaura.blogspot.com/2010/05/crochet-head-bandfree-pattern.html
 Wide Cabled: http://mathgirl40.blogspot.com/2009/01/wide-cabled-headband-pattern.html
 Criss-Cross Cable: http://wistfulplying.blogspot.com/2011/01/my-first-pattern.html
 Hedda: http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/hedda/hedda.html
 Basketweave: http://carissaknits.blogspot.com/2007/06/basketweave-headband.html
 Three Strands Crochet: http://creativeyarn.blogspot.com/2008/05/simple-crochet-headband.html
 See this version with a flower: http://creativeyarn.blogspot.com/2008/05/headband-with-flower.html
 MandyBand: http://www.mandipidy.com/2011/04/yarn-it-all-tutorial-15-mandyband.html
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