Get ready for the Fourth of July with a quick and simple stars and stripes twisted headband! I got to guest post over at Over the Big Moon a few weeks ago, and now I’m sharing it with you here. These are fast enough to make a bunch for the Fourth!
Good morning! I’m Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It. My blog is all about sewing, crafts, and home decor with a classic take. One thing you’ll notice about my work is that I like things to be multi-functional and today’s project is no exception. Even though it’s specifically a Fourth of July project, I like making less obvious choices so that its something I’d wear well beyond July 4.
So I’m putting my stars and stripes in a neutral gray with a pop of semi-traditional colors. I’ve been making lots of these twisted headbands lately, so I thought I’d show you how to make one of your own. They’re simple to make, even if you don’t sew often. And they’re great for those days when your flyaways are driving you crazy and your messy bun needs a LITTLE dressing up. (Please tell me I’m not alone here.) Let’s get started!
- Two 6″ wide strips of knit that are each about 22″-26″ long depending on head size. I used two complementary fabrics, but you can use the same for both strips as well.
- Sewing machine or serger
- Fold one strip in half lengthwise so it’s still long like a hotdog bun with right sides together and sew or serge the raw edges to make a long tube. Repeat for second strip. It should look like the bottom strip in this photo. (Yours won’t have that seam down the center.)
- Turn your tubes right side out and center the seam like the top strip above.
- Lay one strip with the seam up then lay the second strip on top.
- Now bring both ends of the same strip together making sure to loop around the second strip. It should look something like the photo belo. At this point, measure around your head, and if your strips are too long, trim them to fit snugly around your head.
- Now place all four raw ends together, and sew or serge them together. Then flip the seam to the inside and you’re done.
- I stitched a little flower to mine, but it’s totally optional.
Easy right? And they’re quick so you can whip them up for the whole family. Thanks for letting me hang out with you today, and please come visit me at Mabey She Made It for more sewing, crafts, and home decor.
How adorable! I just had Total Knee Replacement this past week. This is a cute project I can make with my girls while I am off work recovering.
Ouch! I hope you’re healing quickly. And yes, this would be a great project during recovery. 🙂
Love the stars and stripes in gray! I’ve got a Craft Gossip post scheduled for tomorrow that links to your tutorial:
Thanks! The gray is just a little unexpected, which I like. You’re the best!
i am a non sewing person. I am wondering if I could make this with hand sewing. My friend’s little 2 year old has cancer and is losing her hair with chemo. This might be nice for her and even warmish as the fall comes on. I don’t know how long it will take for her hair to come back in. Right now she is having a 3rd round of treatment because the 2 earlier ones didn’t work. So I am guessing this is going to be one long journey. thanks
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