Today I have a special guest post by my daughter, Madeline. She made this headband from fabric we picked up on our recent girls’ trip to look at a college. I love how it turned out. Here she is to tell you how she made it…

headband from Fabrika

On our trip to Georgia to look at the Savannah College of Art and Design, my mom and I came across a really cute fabric store called Fabrika. Being the crafty ladies we are, we had to take a look. Boy am I glad we did. They had so many fun, bright fabrics to choose from and the store co-owner, Ashleigh, was very friendly. Turns out she is a SCAD graduate. Anyway, we ended up buying three fat quarters and this is a headband I made using two of the fabrics.

at Fabrika

I chose to mix and match patterns, seeing as it is so in style to do so.


I cut a strip right out of the middle making sure the same amount of fabric was on either side of the red strip of bows.

cut out fabric

Next, I folded the fabric right sides together and pinned it.

pin fabric

I sewed down the pinned side at 5/8ths, leaving the ends open like a tube.

sew tube

Then I turned the fabric right side out and pressed it to form the base of the headband.

right side out

To make the ties, I cut the shape you see in the photo below. (So there were four pieces of fabric total for two ties – one for each end of the headband.)

fabric ties

I placed those right sides together and sewed right along the edge, then flipped them right side out. Finally, I took the main part of the headband and folded the unfinished edges inward, tucked in the tie, and sewed it like you see in the photo below.

sew the ties

finished headband

close up of ends

Ta-da! I really like this headband because I associate it with all of the memories of our trip to Savannah.

top of finished headband

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17 Responses to Fabric Headband with a Tie

  1. That is so cute and I love the fun fabrics! I would love for you to share this (and any other creations) at my new linky party “Pin It and Win It Wednesday”!

  2. Britney says:

    Owww! I love headbands, and even more so when I can make them myself! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  3. Kristin says:

    This is so cute! I’d love to have you stop by and share at What’s New Wednesday, going now through Saturday night!

  4. Tamsyn says:

    I love the fabrics you chose, the end result is gorgeous!

    • Betsy says:

      Thanks, Tamsyn! The little shop we found in Savannah had lots of great fabrics. I recommend checking it out if you’re in that neck of the woods.

  5. kayla says:

    Thanks so much for linking this up to sunday round up! I love the headband very cute & creative :)

  6. Rose says:

    Supper cute. Thanks for sharing at the Sunday Round Up. can’t wait to see what you share next week.
    Rose @

  7. Jill says:

    Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun & Crafty link party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  8. Onna says:

    Awesome! I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing! :]

  9. Jenny says:

    I love it! The tutorial is great, but best of all you’ll have the memory of the trip. Good luck choosing a school. Thanks so much for sharing at Whimsy Wednesdays!

  10. Pure fabulousness! :) Great job!

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