Padded Headband DIY – A Lovely Mess

Have you ever gotten on board with the padded headband pattern but? Padded headbands are tremendous versatile (because it’s one thing you’ll be able to put on with an off-the-cuff tee and denims) or use to make an announcement with a dressier outfit as effectively! Chances are you’ll suppose these aren’t one thing you’ll be able to DIY simply, however you’re unsuitable! Right here’s tips on how to make your individual!

Provides:
-1/4 yard of cloth that has a minimum of a little bit stretch to it (I used this gold velvet)
1/2″ upholstery foam
-scrap paper for template
1 1/2″ plastic headband
-fabric scissors and straight pins
-sewing machine
-hot glue gun

First, you’ll wish to hint your headband onto your craft foam. Use your scissors to chop out your form.

Use your scissors to chop and shave off the final 3″ of your foam so the ends taper all the way down to be thinner and it gained’t be tremendous thick behind your ears. It doesn’t need to be tremendous excellent since we’ll place the lower aspect down, so don’t fear an excessive amount of about it being a little bit bumpy.

If you’d like an additional excessive headband just like the one I made, hint a second piece of froth from the center 6″ part of the headscarf (to hive additional peak on the high) and repeat the method of tapering down the ends such as you did with the massive piece.

Use sizzling glue to connect your foam to your headband with the smaller part within the center first (lower aspect down) after which the bigger piece on high (lower aspect down as effectively).

To make the template on your cloth cowl, measure the thickness of the center of your headband, the thickness of the ends of your headband, and the general size of your headband throughout the highest of the froth.

To make your paper template, mark the size of your headband, and on the center level, go up on the paper and make a mark half the peak of your center thickness measurement. At every finish, go up on the paper and make a mark half the peak of your finish thickness measurement. Join the three factors with a slight curve so you might have a form that appears just like the one above.

Fold your cloth proper aspect in and place your template on the fold. Lower out your cloth and pin the folded layers collectively.

Sew across the edge with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ hole close to one finish to show your cloth by once more.

Flip your cloth by the outlet and slide your headband into one aspect till totally in, after which slip the opposite finish in as effectively (this is the reason you wish to do that with a stretchy cloth). I’ve seen that relying on the material and the way a lot stretch it has, your cloth cowl might match completely or could seem fairly huge as soon as you set it on. So if it’s too huge, make word how a lot cloth is hanging off every finish for those who heart the quilt on the headscarf, take away the quilt, and remake your template to be that new size as an alternative.

So for those who had first measured a 15″ size however there may be 1.5″ additional hanging off of every aspect, redraw the template to be 12″ broad as an alternative with the identical thicknesses for the center and ends. Hint that new template onto your cloth and resew it to be smaller. Lower the surplus cloth and repeat the method of turning it and inserting the headscarf. If there’s any spot the place the quilt just isn’t becoming as snugly as you prefer to, you’ll be able to maintain eradicating it and stitching that part a little bit smaller till all of it suits comfortable.

As soon as your headband is inserted and you’re proud of the match, hand sew your opening closed and your headband is able to put on!
So enjoyable! Velvet is a good alternative for these headbands in addition to they don’t slide round as a lot as a extra slippery cloth might. You would positively batch-make these in numerous colours/patterns and be set for the season! Do you suppose you’ll give the padded headband a strive? You need to! xo. Laura

Credit // Creator and Pictures: Laura Gummerman. Photographs edited with ACS for Desktop Actions.

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