I have a new downloadable pattern for you! It is super simple, and super cute! You can find the Top Knot Headband in my shop store.
Here's a little visual help using the pattern:
When you print your pattern, make sure that you click the option that says "Actual Size", so that it will print correctly:
Use a ruler to make sure that the Test Square does indeed measure 2"x2"
Cut the page down the dashed line:
Cut off one of the "A" edges, and place it on top of the other "A", matching them and taping them in place:
Next, just cut out the pattern piece, and you're ready to use it:
Use the pattern to cut out 4 fabric pieces:
Pin your pattern pieces right sides together and sew with 1/4" seam allowance, leaving the small end open (the left ends in the picture below):
Clip the curves, turn the pieces inside right, and iron them:
Tie the "Top Knot" in your headband:
Measure the headband around your head, and determine how much elastic you need. Remember that you will turn the headband ends in 3/4" (the dashed line on the pattern), and you will need to add extra elastic in for seam allowance purposes.
Topstitch the elastic into the ends of your headband.
For my headband (pictured below) I used 2.5" of elastic, and inserted .5" of each end into the fabric casing.
Closeup of the topstitching:
After the initial topstitching, fold the corners in on the underside and stitch across it again.
Now your headband is done! Enjoy!
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