How to Make Easy & Professional Ribbon Hairbands / Headbands

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Make hairbands / headbands for kids, or adults -- great and inexpensive gifts! Make matching Mom and Daughter ones for Mother's Day! Very inexpensive and easy to make, and beautiful!

Things You'll Need

  • Plastic hairbands
  • Fabric ribbon
  • Sewing machine (or hand-sew)
  • Thread
  • Buy inexpensive hairbands from the dollar store -- color doesn't matter, as they will be covered up.

  • Measure the width of the headband and buy ribbon that is at least 2 1/2 times that width. For a 1/4" headband, buy a 3/4"-wide ribbon.

  • Cut a ribbon length that will cover the entire headband, plus 2".

  • Fold the ribbon in half length-wise, with the "right" side of the fabric folding inside (some ribbon has no right or wrong side, so fold those either way).

  • Sew along one short end, then turn the folded ribbon inside out so the right side of the fabric is now showing.

  • Then sew along the long, length-wise open edge of the folded ribbon.

  • Slide the ribbon cover over the plastic hairband.

  • Sew the remaining open end closed, turning the cut ends inside first. You can hand-sew or use a machine for this quick task. Finished headband!

Tips & Warnings

  • Make matching Mom and Daughter headbands!
  • Make inexpensive birthday gifts -- use character ribbons that kids will love!

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