Do you have a pile of headbands that looks something like this? Well we do…we did! My daughters are at ages where they don’t always want a bow in their hair but they want something to dress up their hair so we’ve been turning to headbands. The box that we kept the headbands in was OVERFLOWING and a jumbled mess and I had to come up with something to keep them straight.
This is a great craft for a beginner sewer. Here’s how I made this!
- Grosgrain ribbon-use what you have unhand or buy 2-3 yards depending on how many headbands you have to organize. I used 2 varying widths. I used a 1 1/2″ width for the background and a 1″ width for the holder
- Belt loop-This is to hang the holder once complete. You could easily substitute a hair elastic and get the same outcome.
- Sewing machine and coordinating thread-You only need the basic straight stitch so minimal skills are required. I haven’t tried a ‘no-sew’ version but I expect it’s possible to glue with fabric glue. It would just take more time and definitely more patience!
- Determine how many headbands you have to hang. Each loop will hold one-1″ headband or two-1/2″ headbands
- For this headband holder my loops are each 3″ and I have 2″ between each loop. I first left space (5″) at the top of he ribbon to attach the metal ring that is used to hang the headband holder.
- Mark the ribbon every 3″ and then 2″ for the entire length of the ribbon. Make a small mark that won’t be seen or use a disappearing ink pen.
- Pin together each of the 3″ segments and then sew a straight stitch to make the loop.
- Once all of your loops are attached attach the metal d-ring (or elastic band) to the top by looping the ribbon through and stitching down.
- Finally attach the larger background ribbon to the loops. I pinned the two ribbons together and stitched on the edge of the smaller ribbon the entire length of the holder. Every time I got to a loop I’d raise the need and adjust the ribbon to avoid stitching down the loops.
I’d love to see how yours turned out.