This fabric headband is a great project to learn pivoting your fabric with your needle down and hand gathering. Â The center flower is gathered and then sewn crazy all over on top randomly to secure. Â There is no wrong look with this project.
We used 2 strips per fabric headband so they were “reversible” even though I’m not sure you would wear this with the flower on the bottom. Â However it does allow you to show off some super cute coordinating fabric and the wrong side won’t show when it gets tied behind your head.
This is a great project for long strips, jelly rolls or piece a few to make a long piece for a scrappy look.
2– 36″ X 2″ strip
1″X 12″ flower
1 or 2– 2″ X 4″ leaf
Fabric Headband Tutorial: (sewing projects for kids series)
1) Â Measure from the end of the strip 6″ and make a mark on the right side of one of the fabrics
2) Â Mark with your pencil 1/2″ from the edge of the strip. Â Repeat with the other side
3) Fold the fabric strip in half and line up the ends. Â With a ruler, line it up with the marks drawn and cut. Â You will be cutting both pieces. Â Repeat with other side
4) Â Repeat with the lining strip
5) Â Lay the two strips together- wrong sides facing and pin
6) Â Sew along all the sides of the fabric headband
7) Â Stitch with machine and a large stitch setting, down the center of the flower strip
8) Â Pull the thread at one end and gather the whole strip of fabric
9) Â Pin one end on the headband strip. Â Off set the flower so it’s not in the middle of the headband
10) Â Continue over lapping the gathered strip in a circle and pin to secure
11) Â Take the leaf fabric and cut into a leaf shape
12) Â Tuck the leaf under the scrunchie flower and pin to secure
13) Â Sew with your machine and matching thread all over the top of the flower. Â Leave your needle in the down position if you need to pivot the fabric or move it
14) Â Sew down the center of the leaf to secure
This is part of the Sewing Projects for Kids series. Â Watch for more sewing tutorials just for kids to sew!