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How-To Make Headbands {21 Free Patterns}

I just adore headbands!  So today I’m featuring several tutorials on how to make headbands as well as headband hairstyles and darling girl hair do ideas.  I hope they inspire you to make something pretty for yourself this weekend.

How To Make Headbands

How-To Make Headbands

1.  Petals and Pearls Headband – Leather and pearls give this headband the perfect blend of soft and strong.   You would never guess that I made it from an old leather purse!

How-to make headbands with fabric

2.  DIY Romantic Rose Headband – I’ve provided step-by-step instructions and photos for making your own Romantic Rose Headband to wear for any occasion!
3.  How to Make a Headband Out of YoYo’s – How to make a darling yoyo headband using Heather Bailey’s fabric yoyo pattern.
4.  Rolled Flower Headband – Great way to save a good headband.
5.  Tutorial: Sequined Heart Headband – How to make heabands out of a sequined heart and stretchy headband.

How To Make Headbands

6.  Free Pattern: Knit Bow Headband – This was a little bow that I created a while back for a friend’s birthday present.  It has a free printable pattern.

Headband Hairstyles

Headband Hairstyles

7.  Houndstooth Hair Bow Tutorial -You can also glue the bows onto headbands or bobby pins.  And, of course, you can use any color of felt for this project!
8.  Organza Fabric Flowers -Today’s flowers are made from layers of organza, tulle, and satin and a few pearly beads. These are perfect for a hair clip or a pretty pin for your jacket or purse. Very classy.
9.  Anthropology Inspired Leather Laurel Headband – Create this fun and easy leather flower headband and save some serious cash.
10. Crotchet Headband Flower Pattern – The following instructions are based on the assumption that you already know the basics of crocheting. If you are trying it for the first time, here is a good video to help you with the basics as you follow the tutorial.

rolled fabric flowers

11.  How to make rolled fabric flowers – I chose an array of felt and coordinating fabrics (I just bought some fat quarters).  I think these would be really cool with contrasting fabrics too, but for now I decided to coordinate.

how to make fabric flowers

12.  Multi-Layered Petal Fabric Flower – The nice thing about this bow is it was basically free because of all the scrap fabric my mom has saved through the years.
13.  Red Feather and Petal Fabric Flower – The perfect combination of fabric petals and feathers to create this darling fabric flower.

Braided Headbands

Braided Headbands

14.  How to Tie a Yarn Messy Bun {Hair Inspiration} – Today’s tip it all about using yarn (it works with thin pieces of lace too!) to create a pretty messy hairstyle. Just tie the yarn around your head like a headband, then weave long piece into a ponytail.
15.  Denim Headband Tutorial – Makeover a dollar store headband using recycled jeans.
16.  Free Pattern on how to make a Braided Ribbon Flower – I love to use flowers as embellishments.  There are so many great ways to make flowers out there, and this is a really easy way to twist a fabric flower into a fun flower headband.

Cute Girl Hair Do and Accessories

Lady Bug Hair Clippies

17.  Lady Bug Hair Clippies – I’ve put together a quick tutorial on how to make them and shown how I packaged them up in envelopes and the party favor bags for the Lady Bug party.

Cute Girl Hair Do

18.  Tulle Ponytail holder – So the other day it came to me that they would make cute pony tail holders. Simple directions below to make this hair accessory.
19.  Crochet Pattern: Pretty Pretty Bow – This bow is super simple, super cute and super versatile. Sew it onto a blanket, a beanie, a purse or a headband for an extra bit of girly or add it to a hair clip for an adorable hair accessory.
20.  Spring Lace Girl Hair Do Headband – I started by cutting my lace fabric into a six inch circle.  You finished flower will be half the size that you start with, so my finished flower is three inches in diameter.
21.  Initial Hair Clip Tutorial – Fast and easy craft that can be done with or with out a machine. Great way to use up your scraps!

More Fabric Flowers and Hair Accessories:

Thanks Ladies. These headbands and hair accessories are darling! Feel free to grab my “I was featured on Tip Junkie” blog button. You earned it! {{high fives}}

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  1. Rachel

    Thanks so much for the feature!!! I love all of these headbands they are so gorgeous…

  2. aelsyium

    Wow! So many options… where to start? Thanks for the headband roundup!

  3. Zakkalife

    Thanks for the feature. Great headband round-up 🙂

  4. La Donna

    Thank you so much for the feature. I’m super excited. It’s an honor and a thrill!!!

  5. Michel J.

    Very creative headbands… many designs for different occasions.
    thanks for sharing. 🙂

  6. Debbie

    Thanks so much for the feature. Nice headband roundup.

  7. Cami @ youseriouslymadethat

    Thanks so much for the feature!! It’s so fun to see my stuff out in blog land 🙂 I have another crocheted headband tutorial that is fun and easy! I’d love for you to check it out 🙂
    Thanks so much!!

  8. Jenny Cook

    Fun ideas for anyday or weddings.

  9. Aisha


    These are really cute, esp the fabric flowers. Will try them soon. Thank you!

  10. Katie

    Thanks for featuring my lady bug clippies! I’m so thrilled to see them on Tip Junkie and hope they inspire other readers to make some too. Clippies make great inexpensive party favors and little girls love them.

  11. marissa

    Thanks so much for featuring one of my headband tutes! I have been a little hair accessory obsessed lately

  12. Bharathi

    awesome creation

  13. asha collie

    my mom and i are looking for udresses, plain hairbands of various sizes so that we can decorate them..we don’t seem to b e able to find them on line can someone help…

  14. Clarissa

    Hey! This are very pretty headbands. They are looking so attractive and beautiful. All of them are very nice and looks gorgeous. And you have given the procedure of making headbands it’s very great. All hair bows and headbands are designed very well. Used material for headbands is much attractive. Therefore all headbands are nice. That first one petals and pearls headband is very attractive.

  15. Ocean

    I like the idea of making headbands. My friends and I loved it so much we are going to make them. Reply soon!!! Thanks again bye

  16. liz

    love it

  17. Grace M. Moore

    Thanks for sharing your headbands. I can’t wait to make my granddaughters some. God Bless!

  18. laura jolicoeur

    Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to make all of these!

  19. hair accessories

    Mommies and crafters are getting more and more creative and so generous to share it. Thanks for sharing. They’re all beautiful!

  20. Diana Sesarin

    Great article. In my opinion headbands can make us look more attractive and it is great if we can make it by ourselves.

  21. bre

    Thank you thank you thank you! I love all the girlie things with my first little girl after two boys. But some stuff just really gets expensive! And I LOVE crafts of any sort. I am SO excited to try these!

  22. Amy

    Love these cute ideas!

  23. Envie bijoux

    Great headbands ! =)

    Why don’t you describe all the “How to” guide to make one of them ? It could be very interesting and I can’t wait to make one of them myself !

  24. Headbands For Women

    Wow! Great features, your sharing is definitely helpful to me

  25. raynna

    i want know how to make head bands for babies

  26. Tracey

    Thank you so much for taking the time to put this together – they are all so lovely and I cannot wait to get started on making some (if not all) for my little girl! 🙂

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