How to Make a Headband Out of Knit Fabric

You can make a headband out of almost any type of knit fabric. The key is to choose the right type of fabric and to have a little bit of patience.

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Materials needed

In order to make a headband out of knit fabric, you will need the following materials:
-Knit fabric
-Scissors
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Pins
-Sewing machine and thread

Instructions:
1. Cut a strip of knit fabric that is 2 inches wide and 20 inches long. If you want the headband to be wider or narrower, adjust the width of the strip accordingly.
2. Fold the strip in half lengthwise, wrong sides together, and pin in place.
3. Using a sewing machine, stitch along the long side of the fabric strip, starting at one end and ending at the other. Leave a ½ inch seam allowance.
4. Trim any excess thread and turn the headband right side out so that the seam is now on the inside.
5. To wear, simply stretch the headband over your head and position it where you want it to sit on your forehead.

Cutting the fabric

To make a headband, you will need:
-1/4 yard of knit fabric (I like to use cotton Lycra)
-Scissors
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Sewing machine and thread
First, cut a strip of fabric 2 1/2 inches wide by the width of your fabric. My fabric was 18 inches wide, so I cut my strip to 18 inches long.

Sewing the fabric

To make a headband out of knit fabric, first cut a strip of fabric that is about 2 inches wide and long enough to wrap comfortably around your head. Then, fold the strip in half lengthwise and sew the two long sides together. Next, fold the strip in half again and sew the two short sides together. Finally, turn the headband inside out and it is ready to wear!

Adding embellishments

Once you have your basic headband knit, you can add embellishments to make it more unique. You can add a row of ribbing, or seed stitches, or even some simple cables. You can also add a button or two to the headband. Be creative! You can add anything you like to make your headband one-of-a-kind.

Wearing the headband

Woven headbands are one of the hottest hair accessories this season. They come in a variety of colors and textures, and they can add a touch of style to any outfit. But if you’re like me, you’re not content to just buy a headband — you want to make one!

Headbands are actually very easy to make, and if you use knit fabric, they’re even easier. Knit fabric doesn’t fray, so there’s no need to finish the edges. You can also use a knit fabric with a decorative edge, like I did with this headband.

To make your own woven headband, you will need:
-1/2 yard of knit fabric (I used a cotton lycra jersey)
-Scissors
-Measuring tape or ruler
-Sewing machine (optional)
-1/4″ or 3/8″ elastic (you may need more or less depending on the circumference of your head)

Instructions:
1. Cut a strip of fabric that is 2″ wide and 26″ long. If you want your headband to be wider or narrower, simply adjust the width of your strip accordingly.

2. Fold the strip in half lengthwise with wrong sides together and press.

3. Fold each long side toward the center, creating two folds. Press each fold in place.

4. Fold the entire strip in half again so that all the raw edges are concealed and press. If desired, stitch along both long sides using a zigzag stitch or serger to keep everything in place. This step is optional, but it does give your headband a more finished look.

5. Using a hot iron, carefully melt the ends of your elastic together so that they are joined securely in a circle. If you don’t have a hot iron, you can also tie the ends together with strong thread or fishing line. Be sure to leave enough elastic at each end so that you can comfortably stretch the headband over your head without it being too tight.

6 Now it’s time to attach your elastic to the headband! I like to do this by stitching my elastic directly onto my headband using a narrow zigzag stitch, but you could also use safety pins if you prefer. Simply stretch your headband over your elastic band and pin or stitch in place at each end making sure that your stitches (or pins) are concealed within one of the folds of fabric on either side of the band.

7 And that’s it! You’ve now made your very own woven knit fabric headband!

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