Hi! It is Steph from A Little Moore! I am back for another quick and easy tutorial that any girl could use! This past spring my 10 year old decided that she no longer wanted bangs and so we began the process of growing them out. Which if you have ever attempted this you know that this means 4-6 months of them being too long or too short to style! I can’t send my kid into the world looking like cousin It and hard plastic headbands are too constricting on her little head so we attempted a knit one and it she could get it on her self and it stayed put all day long and still looked cute. All winners in my book of style, easy, functional and cute!
To make these you need a scrap of jersey knit fabric. Anytime I go to the craft or fabric store I am a huge proponent of the remnant bin. They are great for hobby projects and most of them are nice size pieces that are deeply discounted. Cheap fabric makes me happy. I used jersey knit because it has nice stretch and it doesn’t fray. For a child’s headband I used 6×22. This fit both my almost 2 year old and my 10 year old. For an adult I would add 3-4 more inches. But measure your heads to make sure you are happy with the length with room to double knot it!
Step 1 Cut your 6×22 piece of fabric
Step 2 Fold it over
Step 3 Sew it rounding your corners leaving a gap to turn (I like to do this in the middle and not on the sides) Also, I used white thread so you can see but if you have it use coordinating thread!
Step 4 Turn it out and sew up the center where you had your gap
Step 5 find your head and then test for comfort double knotting it to secure it
Step 6 enjoy your hair out of your face! You are done!
This is the same headband on both of my girls worn 2 different ways with the knot bow up and also down making a flat front which my 10 year old liked the best. So there you have it our best way to tame back unruly bangs and toddler mullets! Hope you enjoy them as much we do!
Steph blogs over at A Little Moore. She likes to make things. The best things she has ever made are her three kids Alaina, Sam and Avonlea. Her projects are fueled by copious amounts of Diet Coke a supportive hubby and an untamable love for Jesus. Life. Family. Crafts.
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