How To Make A Button Headband

How To Make A Button Headband - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}Using the new buttons from The Ribbon Retreat, I made this one of a kind button headband. The price on these buttons is unreal by the way! I am so excited about them and I will be doing a few more posts on fun things to do with them. I love wearing something unique and being able to say I made it.  The best part about this is how easy it was to make!


The first thing I did was measure from ear to ear, which was 12 in. for me. I chose to make my headband 2 in. wide. I cut a piece of felt to 12×2 with the OLFA 45mm Ergonomic Rotary. It is very easy to use and cuts so precise. I love it!  I love the look of  a wider headband but a skinny one would be cute too.Then I cut 3/8 ribbon into 4 pieces. I made them 17 in. long so I could tie it in a bow, you can make them longer or shorter. Then I sealed the edges. ( I used a lighter)


I pinned and sewed the ribbon onto my piece of felt.

Now to the fun part! Sewing on the buttons! I used black upholstery thread, but regular would probably work fine. I doubled up my thread and tied it in a knot. Then started sewing on my buttons. I only went through the holes once.  You will need to re-thread a few times. 

I saved all the buttons with the looped back, and after I got to the end of the felt I went back and sewed these buttons in the blank spots. 

How To Make A Button Headband - {The Ribbon Retreat Blog}

I felt very stylish all day while I was wearing this! If you make one send pictures! I would love to see what you create!

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  1. Sharee
    Posted May 6, 2011 at 2:29 pm | Permalink


  2. Tan
    Posted May 7, 2011 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    Thts gorgeous will def try!

  3. Holly
    Posted May 8, 2011 at 2:25 am | Permalink

    Super cute! Want to do this for a belt/sash. Thanks for sharing

    • Cherie
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 6:12 pm | Permalink

      Hi holly, thanks for posting. What a great idea to do a belt/sash! Send pictures when you’re done. I’d love to see it!

  4. Starrytaurie
    Posted May 8, 2011 at 7:39 pm | Permalink

    Very Creative!!!

  5. Amy
    Posted May 8, 2011 at 11:54 pm | Permalink

    LOVE this and LOVE that you share your amazing creations. I think I want to try this as a bookmark of some sort. I love Buttons!!

    • Cherie
      Posted May 10, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

      Hi Amy, thanks for posting. I think a bookmark would be awesome!

  6. Brittany
    Posted May 11, 2011 at 1:53 pm | Permalink

    This is so cute! I will have to make one for my girls and myself! Thanks for sharing it!

  7. Nora
    Posted July 20, 2011 at 3:14 am | Permalink

    So creative, and so stylish!!! I love it! Thanks for the idea (^_^)

  8. lisa
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 7:59 am | Permalink

    luv it!!!!!! so cute i’ll have to try it (:

  9. addison
    Posted July 23, 2011 at 12:25 pm | Permalink

    way cute im going to half to try that;)

  10. Patricia
    Posted August 17, 2011 at 7:14 am | Permalink

    Love this!!! I will be making one for my 12 year old daughter. She loves stuff like this. Thanks for sharing.

  11. trimbowribbon
    Posted November 15, 2011 at 10:56 pm | Permalink

    good, it is very easy. i get it.

  12. Posted March 12, 2013 at 7:09 am | Permalink

    I LOVE BUTTONS and am alwasy on the look out to find wonderful ways to use them. Thank you for your clever button headband tutorial. I will share your blog and this tutorial on my FB business page and on my blog. (credit will be properly noted).

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted March 12, 2013 at 11:35 pm | Permalink

      Thanks Andrea! So glad you love it! – Shirley 🙂

  13. Sylvia
    Posted September 8, 2013 at 1:26 pm | Permalink

    Where did you purchase the buttons?

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted September 8, 2013 at 8:44 pm | Permalink

      Hi Sylvia! Thank you for your question. The buttons were actually purchased right here at The Ribbon Retreat. You can actually find our button selection here. We have a great and really fun selection. Enjoy! Thank you again and have a wonderful rest of your day! Michelle 🙂

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