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Supplies Needed: Elastic, Fabric, Thread, Scissors, and Sewing Machine


Steps to DIY Headbands:

Step 1: Cut a 5 inch piece of elastic

Step 2: Then cut out a piece of fabric to cover the elastic. Make sure the width is twice as wide as the elastic plus an inch for seam allowance. Make sure you extend the elastic and cut the fabric as long as the elastic will extend (it is usually about double so 10in should be fine!)

Step 3: Then put the right sides together and cover that elastic piece.

Step 4: Cut a 16x8in piece of fabric (It may differ depending on head size and stretch of fabric. For more precise measurement try this: Head measurement – 5 inches = the length of fabric you should cut)

Step 5:  (OPTIONAL) On the 16×8 piece of fabric fold the edge over twice to cover the raw edge of the fabric; sew. If you don’t care about the raw edges don’t do this step!

Step 6: Hardest and last step I promise. Wrap the wide piece of the headband around the end of  the elastic piece and then top stitch over it. Repeat on the other side and voila handmade headband!

Hey I'm Jaclyn! I paint and I sew. I'm a senior studying apparel design and merchandising. I'm so excited to write for HerCampus so I can share some tips and tricks of fashion with you!
Hello world! I am Samantha, and I'm a junior Journalism major and Fashion Merchandising and Apparel Design minor at Seattle Pacific University. I was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii, and lived there for 16 years before moving to the PNW. I competed in figure skating for 16 years, and now teach students of all ages how to figure skate. I am is also greatly involved in the Seattle Dance community, performing on three different dance companies including Breed Seattle, Westlake Dance Theater/Twisted Elegance, and Ante-Up Performance Group. I am currently the President of an up-and-coming club at the University, Ante-Up Dance Club, that is greatly involved in on and off campus events. I love anything and everything fitness, fashion, and dance related.