We’ve been loving all the wire headbands we’ve been seeing on Pinterest lately! So cute, they stay in place, and no headband headaches (our favorite part!).
So we thought, why not create a skinny version of it??
And here is what we came up with!
Basically it’s just bias tape with wire in it. So easy!
Here is what you need to make one…
- A 2″ x 35″ strip of fabric
- 20 gauge aluminum metal wire
First you take your strip of fabric and press it in half lengthwise.
Open back up the strip so the wrong side is facing you, and press both sides (lengthwise) towards the middle, along the center crease you just made.
Now press in half again.
You can do this at the beginning or now, but open up each end and press over a 1/4″ and then press it back closed so that you don’t have raw ends anymore.
Now you’re ready to sew!
This part we realized while making ours, but originally we sewed one end closed. We discovered it is WAY easier to hot glue the ends closed instead of sewing. So we recommend, hotgluing one end closed first.
You can hot glue your ends closed instead of sewing like in the picture above
Then take it over to your sewing machine, and about an 1/8″ away from the open edge, sew it closed from top to bottom.
You’ll then measure out a 36″ piece of wire. Fold over both ends and wrap around the wire creating a loop. This is so you don’t have to worry about the wire poking through the headband later.
Stick it through the open end of the headband and slide it all the way in, and then taking your glue gun, glue the other end closed.
And you now have the easiest, cutest headband ever!
Here are a few fun ways we like to wear it…
In a simple knot…
In a messy bow…
These make awesome gifts for adults or kids! And are great to make using leftover fabric scraps!
Hope you enjoyed today’s tutorial! Happy Tuesday everyone!