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This is an updated post of my most popular post ever! The crazy thing is I almost didn’t even post it because I thought, it’s too easy but I’m glad so many people have found it helpful. There have been a lot of comments and messages with questions and requests for a video tutorial – which I’ve never done before. I do videos for my full time day job sometimes but never really for my site but I was excited to try it out. Plus my daughter’s head has grown so it was time to get new ones made.
These are really inexpensive and easy to make so they would make some fun gifts for family or friends. You can see the original post here.
And here is the video tutorial:
All you need is about a 1/8 yard of jersey knit fabric (tshirt material), scissors and your hands. Jersey knit curls in on 2 of the 4 edges so you want to cut a 4″ strip along the curl that is 40″+ (whatever the dimensions are for the fabric you are using to be sure you have it long enough to wrap around and make a big bow). The great thing is you don’t even need to cut super straight because after you cut, you pull and stretch the fabric to get the edges to curl in and it hides any imperfections. Then you tie it in a a big bow around your head or your child’s. Tuck and stuff the extra fabric strands up into the bow loop to make the bow look full. Trim any excess fabric that you don’t want to stuff in. You’re done!
Another fantastic thing about these is that they slide right off the back of your head or your child’s and slide back on so you don’t even have to tie it that often. The bow may need some fluffing up but it holds up really well. When I originally made these, my daughter wasn’t even a year old yet and I made the bow quite a bit smaller with just a little bit of stuffing to hold it up. It was so nice before her hair grew in. I’ve even stretched the fabric out over her ears when it’s cooler and made it into little ear muffs. This updated headband has a much bigger bow because I wanted to show you the versitility of this project. If it ends up being too big, I just have to pull out some stuffing, tighten up the loops, restuff and then trim any excess. My daughter can actually still fit in the original ones I posted but they are a lot tighter. Again a lot of use out of these bad boys. I just toss it in the washer and dry like I would a tshirt. Sometimes you’ll have to retie after washing.
That’s it! Easy peasy right? I hope that video helps illustrate this process more. If you have any questions, let me know! And now this girl of mine needs to stop growing!!!