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Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial

Some of the funnest hair accessories are those that can be shared with every member in your home…well, maybe not the males unless they really want to of course. LOL! These same hair accessories are fun to wear and look fabulous with any outfit…right?!? The only problem is that when you really want to wear this particular headband or bow, you notice it in your daughter’s or sister’s hair as they walk by you to head out the door….bummer! The good news…The Ribbon Retreat has plenty of wonderful supplies for you to make multiple headbands just like this gorgeous headband to match every outfit in your closet! Enjoy!

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
If you aren’t a fan of video tutorials, then this post is for you. 🙂 This Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial is so easy and the result is so beautiful! You won’t be able to resist making lots of these cute headbands.

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Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Lace
Velvet
Gem
Elastic Headband
Scissors
Hot Glue Gun
Lighter

Headband Button
Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Cut your lace and velvet ribbon to 16 inches.
You can do more or less depending on the size of the pleats and how many pleats you would like.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Combine the lace and velvet by placing hot glue on the back of the velvet and then adhering it to the lace. I did a little bit at a time.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next up is making the pleats.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Play around with your ribbon to decide where you want to make the pleat and how big you want it. Once you know, place glue on the velvet and fold the ribbon back about 3/4 of an inch.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Place glue on the lace part (the inside of the pleat) and fold the lace and ribbon back down. Make sure to not have the glue all the way up to the fold. Leaving a little bit of space there creates some dimension for the headband.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Continue these same steps to get the number of pleats you want in your headband. I started my next pleat behind the bottom of the one in front of it. It’s best to do this so there aren’t too many layers in one spot.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
We want the end to be a little bit longer than the other pleats. This will be where we add our gem. If you have a lot of excess ribbon, but not enough for another pleat, just cut off the excess and be sure to seal your ends.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Now we are going to add the gem. The Ribbon Retreat carries a ton of gems and they are all so pretty! I love this one particularly for this headband.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Take hot glue (or E6000 for a stronger hold) and put it on the back of the gem then place the gem on the ribbon.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Next we are going to add the headband. You can get them pre-made or make your own with Fold Over Elastic. Be sure to make them a little bit bigger than usual because the lace and velvet take so much of the stretch away in that area.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Place hot glue along the back of the lace.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Place the headband (right side down with the seam) on the lace. You can get felt and cover the elastic, just make sure the color matches so it isn’t seen through the lace. I left this one like so.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Make sure to go back and check your pleats. Because of the curve of the head, they may poke out too much. Just add a little bit of hot glue and close it up so it lays flatter.

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
And we are all done! It’s so simple and makes such a statement!

Pleated Velvet and Lace Headband Tutorial - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Here is an example of what it looks like on. My daughter does not sit still for me at all. Hopefully you can get an idea of just how gorgeous this is on. Instant beauty! I love it.

If you would like the video tutorial you can find that HERE.

Thank you so much for reading. I hope you enjoy making your very own. Until next time…

~Shirley~


Thank you Shirley for this adorable headband! I absolutely LOVE that you can find this gorgeous hair accessory right here on the blog in written form but also on our incredible YouTube Channel in a video tutorial. Both of these tutorials are incredible, easy to follow and leaves you with the most stunning headband!

Do you love wearing headbands or putting them on your little sweetie’s head instead? No matter who wears them, headbands are such a fun, fun accessory to wear. Here are a few more headband projects you are sure to enjoy!

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If you are a serious headband lover like the rest of here at The Ribbon Retreat, make sure to check out all of our ribbon, elastic, flowers, gems, plus so much more to create all of the headbands you see above plus any other headbands you can dream of. You can find all of your headband making supplies right HERE!

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2 Comments

  1. Pat C.
    Posted April 21, 2015 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Thank you for providing a written version of the tutorial for this gorgeous headband! As we all know (hehe), my computer speakers are not working; and although I still watch the video tutorials, sometimes I can’t quite follow a step without the audio portion to provide a little extra information or tips.

    Your little girl is so precious, Shirley! (I love the reddish-blond highlights in her hair!) And you were able to “catch” her at just the right moment for us to see how beautiful the headband looks on a sweet little head! xoxo

    • The Ribbon Retreat
      Posted April 27, 2015 at 11:31 am | Permalink

      Hi Pat! You are so welcome! I am so glad that you were able to get everything out of the written tutorial since your speakers are still not allowing you to listen to the video tutorials! 🙂 Have a great day Pat and thank you for your comment! Michelle 🙂

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