DIY JERSEY BABY HEADBAND
This tutorial is easy peasy! And it only takes about 15 minutes to make!
Here’s what you will need to get started:
-An old t-shirt you don’t mind cutting up (or any jersey fabric). I suggest finding a jersey knit with a bit more “give”. It’s a little harder to handle, but will make for a more comfy fit on your baby’s head.
-a needle and some thread
-hot glue gun
1. Measure your baby’s head. Cut a strip of fabric that is just barely shorter than her head circumference, since the fabric will stretch. The width is up to you. I cut mine at about 2 1/2″ wide. And no need to make it perfect! The fabric edges roll and can easily be tucked under when the headband is worn.
2. Thread your needle and overlap your fabric ends. Sew them together with a loose stitch.
3. Cinch the fabric tight and knot it at the end. Creating a secure gathered center.
4. Cut out a handful of circles ranging from 3″ being your largest to 1″ being your smallest. I found that 8 worked well.
5. Stack the circles on top of one anther beginning with the largest and ending with the smallest.
6. Take your needle and thread through the center of your circle stack a few times. Pinch the circles together from the bottom so they appear to form a flower bud. Then thread through the bottom (as many times as you want) until you feel like the bud looks right. There was no specific method to my stitching.
7. Now all you have to do is use your glue gun to secure the bud onto the headband (in the center of the “cinch”). Or, if you don’t have a glue gun, you can always just hand stitch the bud to the band as well. And there you have it. Fini!
I hope you guys have fun with this one! If you try it out, post it on your blog and send me the link. Or just forward me a photo! I’d love to check it out!