If you are a quilter you probably have a lot of fun patterned fabric-so put it to good use by sewing a headband. Use up your extra scraps making this fun reversible headband. It makes a great gift. You can use a holiday print on one side, and everyday on the other. It is easy to make.
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Step by Step Instructions
You can also go to www.craftingrebellion.com for the tutorial.
Create a main pattern piece for the headband by cutting a piece of muslin, stabilizer fabric, or pattern paper: 15 1/2″ long by approx. 2 3/4″ wide.
Keep 4 inches at the 2 3/4″ width (the top middle part of the headband where it is the widest) but then trim the sides evenly tapering to approximately 3/4″ width.
Pin or use quilters tape to hold your pattern in place and cut two different pieces of fabric.
Place the two pieces of fabric right sides together and sew using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Make sure to leave one 3/4″ end side open for turning.
Turn fabric right side out by using a chopstick to gently push the closed end through.
Flatten and press.
Turn your open end in 1/4″ and press.
Now you need to sew two lines with a 5/8″ opening down the middle of your fabric headband. Pick a side to sew on thinking about the color thread you use. This created channel is where you slide the metal headband into. You can do this by measuring and marking 2 lines centered 5/8″ down the middle of your headband piece using an air erase pen.
My friend found it easier to create a second pattern piece as a template for the 5/8″ channel lines. To do this copy your first pattern piece but make it 1/4″ smaller all around. Now cut a 5/8 seam down the middle of the pattern. You then lay this pattern on top of your fabric headband and use the cut opening to trace your 5/8″ line with an air erase pen.
Sew along the marked channel lines using a small stitch.
Slip your metal headband in and sew the 3/4″ open end closed.