I was getting a little tired of people saying “what a cute boy you have!” so I decided to make little Ada some comfy headbands. I know you can buy these for cheap, but them seem to pinch her head, plus, mine are cuter.
Some old shirts
Optional for wide headband: serger
Depending on your baby’s age, or if they have a abnormally big/small head, you will want to adjust the length you cut your strips, but I think these measurements are fairly accurate.
0-3 months: 12″
3-6 months: 14″
6-12 months: 16″
The Narrow Headband
Step 1: Cut out a strip of fabric from your shirt. For this narrower headband, cut your strip 3″ wide by the length from the chart above for your little one. I made mine 3″x16″.
Step 2: Fold it in half hot dog style with the right sides together. Sew along the long edge.
Step 3: Bring the two ends around to meet each other, making sure not to twist the headband. Stick one of the ends inside the open edge of the other one about 1/2″. Fold the edges of the outside edge under about 1/4″ so that the raw edge is not showing. Now you can sew them in place right about 1/8″ away from the folded edge.
The Wide Headband
Step 1: Cut out a strip of fabric from your shirt. For this wider headband, cut your strip 5″ wide by the length from the chart above for your little one. I made mine 5″x16″.
Step 2: With your serger do a tight lettuce edge along both of the short sides of your rectangle.
Step 3: Turn your tube right side out. Lay it out flat and fold it in half so that the two lettuced edges are one on top of the other. Sew a gathering (basting) stitch (length 5) about 1/4″-1/2″ away from the lettuced edges.