Monday, April 16, 2018

Knit Knot Headband | Tutorial

So a couple of weeks ago I wrote a post on a knit skirt I made and this is somewhat of a follow-up post.
After I had finished the skirt realized that there were some big pieces of fabric left over. Since I, undoubtedly,  didn't want to let it go to waste I decided I would make something with it.
But what? A top, no, not enough fabric. A pencil case, no, the knit fabric won't work. I thought about it long and hard but then I had an AHA! moment, I would make a: knit fabric headband.
And so I did.


You probably have seen this type of headband at Forever 21 or at H &H, they are cute and cheap. I have and though I thought it was cute, I wasn't going to pay for a cheap-quality garment and I would be able to make it. Now I had the perfect opportunity to try it out. yay!
The time that I sewed it and took the picture I realized that the headband was too thin. But I made it work *hair flip*. Next time I make it I will make it thicker (maybe thinner depending on my hair day), tutorial though is in the thicker style.
This could also be a cute (and quick) present or gift idea for anyone baby to adult.
This is an easy and fast project to make, while you sew you can be baking some Chocolaty Brownies. So when you finish the headband you will have a congratulatory snack!

Knit Knot Headband Tutorial

  • Fabric about 11inches wide and 22 inches long.
    • The length should be the width (circumference) of the head plus 1-2 inches for seam allowance. 
  • Ballpoint needle
  • Thread

Instructions

  1. Cut 2 strips of fabric 4 1/2" wide and 21-22" long (depends on the stretch of the fabric and the width of your head)

2. Pining it the wide sides together (hot dog way). Right sides together sew with a 3/8 inch seam allowance. Trim the seams and turn inside out. Press.
3. Take the two strands and place them one on top of the other in an X-shape.
4. Take a strand, fold it in half while the other strand is in-between. Do the same to the other one.

 ↓ *Should look like this*↓

* At this point, I tried it on to see if I needed to cut any extra length.*

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5. Pin the ends together and sew it with a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Press and done!

↓Now that it is completed it should resemble this one.↓

It was not very hard, was it? It's not a rhetorical question I am actually wondering, lol.
For varying sizes (i.e children, dolls) just measure the circumference of the head. Add seam allowance for length. For width, it depends on how wide you wish it to be.
↑Me wearing it ↑


I genuinely wish you enjoyed this tutorial. I know I will be making many of these headbands. Don't hesitate to comment if you have any questions or concerns.

What did you think of it? In what colours/fabric did you make it in?

Until next time,
Au revoir.

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