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Sew Your Own Expandable Fabric Headband

Sew Your Own Expandable Fabric Headband

Debbie Colgrove, Licensed to About.com
This headband can be worn in many ways. It's sometimes called a hairwrap and can be worn as a wide head scarf or a skinny headband. This simple to sew headband features one area that has encased elastic, while the other area can stay pleated or bunchedto wear as a skinny headband or it can be pulled out flat to cover most if not all of the head, like a head scarf. Since this headband does not require a lot of fabric and the fabric does not have to stretch,you can watch remnant and clearance racks, to sew yourself a headband to match every outfit or whim without breaking the bank. They're a great replacement for bandannas.

Required Materials:

  • Any fabric -- one piece cut to 12" X 15" and another cut to 11" X 3" (The pieces can be cut from a fat quarter or you can cut two from a perfectly cut 1/3 yard of 45" wide fabric.)
  • 1- 6 1/2" piece of 3/4" wide non-roll elastic (Information about elastic)
  • Thread to match the fabric
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