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Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband

I am always so impressed by how incredibly innovative our Contributors are! I mean…really? Who thinks about putting our awesome fold over elastic (FOE) in the middle of a piece of ribbon to create a super cute and super handy headband? This headband is awesome and made out of two of my favorite products in the world! Join Becky from Patchwork Posse as she shows us how to create this fun and fabulous Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband! Genius!! Enjoy!

Hello everyone! I’m Becky from Patchwork Posse. I’m here to share a project to use your small bits of ribbon with. I blog about lots of easy sewing projects, and I’m the home of the Yearly Round Robin.

Hair gets in your way. There are stretchy headbands that you can buy….but they don’t always come in the colors or style that you’d like.

This is an easy way to customize your own stretchy headband.

Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Materials needed:

1 Fold Over Elastic Headband

Ribbon- 1″ wide

Pink Chevron Ribbon and Elastic Button FOE Headbands
Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband Tutorial~

1) Measure the headband – lay on flat surface and measure end to end, double the number.

2) Subtract 1 1/2″ from the measurement.

3) Cut the ribbon the length of the measurement.

4) Sew the ends of the ribbon together, making a loop or circle.

4) Fold the ribbon in half and slip the headband inside.

Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
5) Sew along the outside edge of the ribbon- this will be tricky. When you are making adjustments, leave your needle in the down position to secure.

* Make sure you are not sewing the headband in the seam! It will be loose inside the ribbon so it can still stretch.

Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
6) Continue around the headband, the ribbon will be shorter than the headband so it can look scrunchy. Work around the whole ribbon, making adjustments along the way.

Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Because the ribbon is a bit stiffer than the headband it won’t have as much stretch. It’s great as a cover up on top of other plain pony tail holders too.

Ribbon Covered Stretchy Headband - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
Be sure to stop by and say hi, and check out all of my easy sewing projects.

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What a fun and super easy project! I love the ribbon and FOE combination! Thank you Becky for sharing this incredible tutorial and your superb talent with us! Make sure to check out more of Becky’s amazing talent at Patchwork Posse. This lady can sew!!!!

I am in love with hair accessories and have been since I was a little wee one! I remember bugging all of my older sibling’s friends to “Pleeeeeeease let me brush and “do” their hair!” It was awesome…for me anyway! And since then, I have been hooked! I am also hooked to our awesomely incredible hair bow and hair accessory tutorials we have on our blog. You can check them all out HERE and HERE. Here are just a few of the fabulous projects you will find…

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