Twisted Headband Tutorial

So I happened to mention in my last post that I don’t color my hair because I mostly like my natural color. However, my hair and I do have an almost daily battle due to how crazy-thick it is. I call it “taming the mane.” Believe me, if it is not tamed down, it has a whole other life of its own. It’s ridiculous! Each time I go for a haircut I get it thinned out an insane amount and whatever poor hairdresser has me assures me that it is still thicker than most peoples’. (I know all you thin-hair people are all groaning at me, but us thick-hair people can tell you it can be such a pain!) Anyway, enough about my hair already. What I really wanted to share today is something I made to help tame my crazy mane:

I fell in love with a couple of twisted style headbands I discovered on Pinterest and tried to replicate them. The pink print one is made from an old scarf and the black and white one is made of knit material that I had in my fabric stash. I took pics of how I made the pink one.

In this case I took a long lightweight scarf I was no longer using for that purpose and cut it in half. For the black and white headband I used two long pieces of fabric (maybe 4″ by 20″?) and sewed them into 2 long tubes.

Then I folded each in half again and intertwined them so there is one twist in the center.

To join the two pieces I measured my head and overlapped the ends so that they would fit around securely without being too tight (A problem I have with other headbands sometimes.) Then I sewed the two ends together, backstitching across the width for extra hold.

My favorite kind of project–quick, easy, cute, and practical. I may be making more of these in other colors.

I have to admit that while I love the pink, the knit material of the black and white is more comfy to wear. So, if I I make more, I would probably use another knit material that has a little stretch to it.

Note to self (and others): It’s a little awkward to take pictures of the top of your own head.

2 thoughts on “Twisted Headband Tutorial

  1. Those turned out really well! I’m a middle-of-the-road kinda hair girl. The one that’s not straight but not curly- just kinda messy? I know what you mean about Taming the main. I wear glasses a lot, do these sit back far enough on your head not to bother the glasses? Oh! and if you have the time, I’d love for you to share on Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday-4/

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