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In a week or so, my family and I will be joining my in-laws at a mountain house for our annual vacation. Usually we have a beach week, but last year was like Shark Week in real life, so we’re playing it safe this time around. Since we will be doing a ton of hiking, I figured I’d work up a few headbands for the trip. I thought it would be a great idea to cut bangs a couple of months ago, and now that we are going to be out and about in the elements, I wanted to strap the bangs down with headbands for the week! This simple diy tutorial takes about 20 minutes from start to finish, but if it’s your first, lets add an additional 10 minutes for the learning curve!
Here’s what you’ll need:
2 Pieces of identical sized stretch knit fabric (4 in. x 20 in.)
STEP 1. Cut 2 pieces of knit fabric the same size, approx. 4in. x 20in. My fabric was double sided, so I wanted to used both sides in the the design of my headband.
STEP 2. Fold each piece of fabric in half, the long way.
STEP 3. Sew the open end of each fold. I purposely did not use coordinating fabric so that you can see the thread in this tutorial. I used a straight stitch for this step.
This is how each piece should look after sewing.
STEP 4. Criss-cross the fabric.
STEP 5. Fold the criss-crossed fabric to connect the pieces.
STEP 6. Once connected, gather each unfinished end of the headband. (Don’t forget to cut the string!)
STEP 7. Sew the ends together.
Once the ends are sewn together, turn the headband inside out to hide the sewn seam.
And it’s done! My model is NEVER fond of the camera!
I love the look of the different designs blended together.
It’s a wrap…literally!