This Quilted Headband tutorial will teach you how to make cute headbands for yourself and your friends using just a fat quarter, a scrap of fusible fleece, and a bit of elastic. Make your own headbands in just an hour or less!
Project TypeMake a Project
Time to CompleteIn an evening
Primary TechniqueWhole Cloth
- 1 fat quarter
- Small strip of fusible fleece (Pellon recommended)
- Iron and ironing board
- 2" of 1/2-inch wide elastic
- Headband pattern
Cut two headband shapes from fabric, using the pattern here. Place on a fold and add 1/4 inch to each side. Cut out one headband shape of fusible fleece.
Iron fusible fleece onto the wrong side of one fabric piece.
Pin wrong sides of fabric together and sew along the two sides using a 1/4 inch seam allowance.
Turn right side out - this can be a little tough; use a pencil and a pair of tweezers to help. Turn the edges of the two openings under 1/4 inch and iron.
Iron and quilt. I used a free motion random machine quilting.
Cut a 2-inch piece of 1/2-inch elastic. Insert one end into one opening of headband and sew into place. Insert the other end into the other opening and sew into place.
Leave the two ends unsewn - if you sew them together, the headband won't stretch when you put it on.
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