This tutorial couldn’t be simpler if it tried. My technical drawing could use a little work (don’t judge me) but it’s the best I could manage with a grabby baby on my lap! It’s nearly impossible to blog right now but I have a few things I’m trying to get out there in post land so simple will have to do!
I am kind of obsessed with these soft elastic baby headbands. They’re all the rage right now in my favorite etsy/IG shops and for good reason. They don’t leave that mark on baby’s head when you take them off! They are so light and neutral colored and well… it’s just love. While I will still follow/love/buy the adorable ones my favorite mama’s sell in their shops, I certainly won’t pass up making my own- especially for all of our trips coming up where bows would be cute… but losing $$$ out in the ocean or sand or on a roller coaster isn’t fun. Once you see how easy (and CHEAP) it is to make your own, you’ll be whipping up a matching headband for every dang outfit your baby owns, mark my words. It’s just too easy not to!
Knee highs or tights in any shade you like
Hot glue gun
Scrap fabric and ribbon
Optional: sewing machine
Snip one inch pieces off of your knee highs. This is the band of your headbands. It stretches plenty even for my own head so one size will fit all here. Stretch them GENTLY once or twice and the edges will curl in perfectly on their own into a nice round band. No seams!
Next, hot glue little bows, flowers, or ribbons right onto the band.
…that’s it. Seriously! Easy peasy, right?!
If you want to make a few fabric bows, here is what I did. I want to make a few out of felt soon but haven’t gotten around to it.
Don’t you love my drawing?!