How to Make No-Slip Ribbon Headbands


Headbands are a simple and stylish way to keep your hair out of your face while also adding a subtle feminine touch to an outfit. All that functionality and touch of style is lost, however, if you can't keep the headband in your hair because it keeps slipping out. Solve this frustrating headband issue and save money on hair accessories by creating your own no-slip ribbon headbands with supplies from the fabric store.

Things You'll Need

  • 2 hair elastics
  • 18-inches of 1-inch-wide ribbon
  • Ruler
  • Iron
  • Sewing machine
  • 3 fastener tape dots (the hook half, not the loops)
  • Low-temperature hot glue gun
  • Place your hair elastics on your work surface with one slightly overlapping the other. Pull the overlapped end of the bottom elastic up through the center of the top elastic while also pulling the overlapped end of the top elastic down through the center of the bottom elastic. Pull the two ends in opposite directions to link the two elastics.

  • Fold each end of your 18-inches of ribbon over 1/4-inch toward the wrong side of the ribbon. Press the folds with the iron. Fold the ends over again, this time 1/2-inch. Iron these folds, as well.

  • Undo the 1/2-inch fold on each end of the ribbon. Slide one end of the ribbon through one hair elastic and the other end of the ribbon through the other hair elastic. Redo the 1/2-inch folds over the respective elastics.

  • Sew the folded ends of the ribbon in place with an 1/8-inch seam allowance to construct the basic ribbon headband.

  • Fold the headband in half and crease the ribbon to find the very top of the headband. Use a small dot of low-temperature hot glue to attach a fastener tape hook dot on the inside of the headband at the crease. Attach one fastener tape hook dot on each side of the first 2 inches out from the first. These dots will grip the hair effectively keeping the headband from slipping.

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