Super Simple Headbands

Hello, hello all of you fellow crafters out there! I am not sure about you, but it feels like forever since we have hung out and crafted together! My poor little family has been sick, sick, sick with the sniffles, fevers and lots and lots of coughs, so I have been MIA for about a week…so, so sorry! I sure love winter time but this past week, it sure hasn’t been my favorite, but with a light at the end of the healthy family tunnel, and Amy from Ameroonie Designs coming to the rescue with this adorable and super simple tutorial…my day is looking very bright and super exciting! I hope all of you out there, in craft land, are feeling happy and healthy and that this fun tutorial puts a gigantic smile on your face too! Enjoy!

Hi Friends! It’s Amy from Ameroonie Designs, and I’m here to share a simple headband tutorial that would be a great project to have on hand for those blah winter days where you just need something fast and easy to do.

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They are so quick, you could make a bunch for Valentine’s Day gifts or just stock up to have as birthday gifts. And if you have a gentleman who needs a gift – turn it into a bookmark by leaving out the elastic!

Ready to make one? Let’s do it:

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1.  Cut a 12″ section of Twill Ribbon.
2. Embellish as desired.  I cut shapes out of felt and stitched them down, I also just added simple embroidery.  You could also take out the sewing by hot gluing the felt shapes if you want.  Other ideas would be adding buttons or gems.

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Now to finish the edges.
1. Fold over the end of the twill ribbon 1/4″ toward the WRONG side of the ribbon. Press.
2. Fold over the end of the ribbon another 1/4″ to hide the raw end. Press.
3. Cut a length of elastic.  For toddlers cut 6″, for older children 8″, for adults 10″.
*Note that these are approximate – if you want a more accurate measurement, measure the distance around the back of the wearer’s head from ear to ear.  Tuck the elastic under the pressed edge with the shiny or RIGHT side facing up. (The wrong side of the elastic should be against the wrong side of the ribbon.)

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To finish the headband, fold the elastic away from the ribbon as shown.  Stitch down the end of the ribbon using two rows of stitching as indicated in the picture.  Make sure to back stitch when you start and stop.  Repeat for the other side, and you are done!  Easy, right?  If you want a totally no-sew version, use Fray Check or clear drying glue to seal the cut edge of the ribbon.  Once it’s dry use hot glue to attach the elastic to the ends. 
Easy, peasy!

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Super Simple Headbands - The Ribbon Retreat Blog
My girls definitely enjoy wearing theirs, and I hope you will too!

Thanks so much for having me here today!
xoxo, Amy

Thank you, thank you Amy! I am in love with these Super Simple Headbands…like really in love! They are so adorable and anything that can be put together in such a quick fashion immediately goes from like to love status in .5 seconds. Projects like this are perfect for any and every craft level and so much fun to make with family and friends and even those young crafters who will LOVE wearing these fabulous headbands too!
For anyone who isn’t familiar with this amazingly talented lady, make sure to head over to her blog to see more incredible projects just like this one! Not only do I love her tutorials…I just love her too and so will you!
Find Amy and her fantastic blog HERE!

Are you also a lover of quick and easy projects that look amazing and look like they took you hours and hours to create? Here are a few additional hair accessory projects that you are sure to fall in love with not only for how incredibly cute they are, but because the time they will take you to create is impressive!

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The Ribbon Retreat is full…I mean FULL of flowers and feathers and elastic, ribbon, resins, pre-made bows and so SO much more for you to create super simple headbands with! We also have supplies galore for making bows, home decor and clothing too! You will love our online store full of craft supplies and more! Come and visit us right HERE! We can’t wait to see you there!

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  1. Posted January 14, 2016 at 6:28 pm | Permalink

    So very cute! I pinned this to my headband pattern boards!

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      Posted January 18, 2016 at 6:26 pm | Permalink

      Thank you so much! I am so glad you like these fun headbands. And thank you so very much for the pin. Have a great day! Michelle 🙂

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