Make A Ruffled Headband {tutorial}

My kiddos are heading back to school next week, so I have been working on getting their back to school wardrobes together.  Kate is 9 now, so she doesn’t wear her hairbows as much, so I have been trying to come up with some big girl hair accessories.  This Ruffled Headband is simple to make with any fabric scraps you may have lying around, and you can customize it to match any outfit…fun and super cute!
First, you need to gather a few supplies.  You will need a plastic headband, some white ribbon, a small piece of fabric, a glue gun and a sewing machine.

Start by setting the spacing on your sewing machine to 5.0.  This will allow you to sew your fabric loosely enough to pull the ruffle.
Sew straight down the middle of your fabric.  Pull the front thread with one hand, and inch your fabric down with your other hand.  Then, tie your front and back threads together on each end.
Now, you will need to wrap your headband.  Take the end of your ribbon and hot glue it to the inside of one end of your headband.  Start wrapping the ribbon around the headband at a diagonal going upward. Keep wrapping until you reach the other end of the headband and secure to the inside of that end with a dab of hot glue.  Finish the edge by wrapping a small piece of ribbon around the bottom edge and secure with hot glue.
Hot glue your ruffle onto the wrapped headband!
That’s it!  Your headband is ready to wear!  Adorable right?
You can use just about any fabric to make this headband.  I used a scrap piece that I had leftover from another project.  I am making another one using a piece of fabric from a leftover shirt next!

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  2. says

    This is so cute! i just found your blog on accident but i love all your tutorials and fun stuff thanks!

  3. says

    What a cute headband I love it…I love it so much I scrolled through the post waiting to see it in your hair, only to see it in your little girl’s. :)

    Thanks for sharing at Show & Tell on SNAP!

    xoxo, Tauni

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