Whether you need it for working out or to accent a cute outfit, these versatile DIY headbands are super easy to make - and even more fun to wear. Choose your favorite colors and patterns (the brighter and bolder, the better!), and get sewing today!
How To Sew A DIY Jersey Knit Headband
By Emma Jeffery
- Highlighted seam allowance makes it easy to cut fabric strips up to 6" wide directly from the bolt
- Broken grid lines and easy-to-read measurements make measuring quick and accurate
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree line indicators make it easy to cut at perfect angles
- Optional non-slip vinyl feet can be added or removed without damaging the ruler
- Made of 3 mm-thick acrylic for lasting durability
- Lifetime warranty
- Acrylic Ruler (6" x 24")
- 12" x 18" mat is easy to transport, easy to store and perfect for anyone who has limited fabric-cutting space
- Self-healing mat provides a cutting surface that lasts longer than others
- Easy-to-read measuring grid on both sides means you can turn the mat over for double the usage
- 30-, 45- and 60-degree bias lines make creating triangle and star shapes easy
- Store flat away from sunlight, heat and cold
- Clean with warm water and mild soap
- Lifetime warranty
- Self Healing Cutting Mat: Small (12" x 18")
Perfectly sized for cutting fabric from the bolt.
Compact cutting mat is perfect when space is at a premium.
Scrap jersey knit fabric
Sewing machine and thread
Step 1: Cut the fabric to size. Gather your supplies. I find it helpful to lay everything out on my work surface first, so I know what I will need before I get into the actual creation.
Begin by cutting two pieces of jersey knit fabric, each measuring 6" x 20". Be sure to cut in the direction of the stretch. Use the Fiskars Comfort Loop Fashion Rotary Cutter (45mm) and the Fiskars Acrylic Ruler (6" x 24") for accuracy.
Step 2: Sew the strips of fabric. Fold one cut strip of fabric in half, lengthwise, so that the long cut edges are aligned. Pin in place, then sew together to form a tube using a zig zag stitch on your machine. Repeat for the second strip of fabric.
Step 3: Trim loose threads. Trim loose threads using the Fiskars Thread Snips.
Step 4: Iron the fabric tubes. Using a safety pin or bodkin, pull the tubes so the fabric faces right-side out. Lay the two tubes on your ironing board, with the seams facing you. Press the tubes flat so that the seams run down the center of the flattened tubes.
Step 5: Construct the headband. First, lay one tube on the work surface ensuring that the seam is facing you. Lay the second tube perpendicular to the first, with the seam facing down, creating a plus sign shape (+). Next, bring the ends of all four tubes together with all the seams facing inwards.
Step 6: Sew the ends of the headband. Sew through all layers of fabric using a straight stitch. Leave a 1/2" seam allowance and back stitch at the beginning and end to reinforce.
Step 7: Finishing the headband. To complete the headband, use the Fiskars Fashion Scissors to trim the seam allowance to 1/4" for a neat finish. The knit fabric will not fray. Turn the trimmed end to the inside and your headband is complete.