I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Reversible Headband

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial: Reversible Headband

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I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

Sew a reversible headband that is both practical and adorable—it keeps hair in place, while making a fashion statement! Ask your little sewing partner to choose two cotton fabrics and let the stitching begin with this FREE! I Sew For Fun Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial by Nancy Zieman.

Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

 Nancy Zieman's I Sew For Fun Free Sew A Headband Tutorial

Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial

Approximate Finished Size: 11″ x 2″

Supplies Needed:

Handy Notions:

Instructions:

Please read all instructions before beginning. Use the right edge of the presser foot as the depth of the seam allowance.

1. Fuse Pellon Sof-Shape interfacing to wrong sides of Fabric A and Fabric B, following manufacturer’s instructions.

     Fuse and cut out pattern pieces in advance. When your little partner arrives, you’re ready to sew!

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

2. Create your own pattern shape for a headband from a 2-3/4″ x 11.5″ rectangle of pattern making paper. Taper and round ends as desired. Cut out.

3. Cut out headband pieces from Fabrics A and B, using paper pattern.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 

4. Prepare and stitch elastic headband:

  • Mark the elastic headband (or elastic) about 8 1/2″ from one end.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Place “marked end” of elastic headband in the center of one short edge of the headband, right sides together, and cut edges even; pin in position. Stitch elastic to the short edge of the headband.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

I Sew For Fun Clip N Glide Bodkin by Nancy Zieman for Clover

   For ease in turning the headband later, now’s the perfect timing to attach the I Sew For Fun Clip ’n Glide Bodkin to the un-stitched elastic end!

5. Prepare and stitch fabric headband:

  • Place headband pieces right sides together, matching cut edges and sandwiching elastic in between. Pin or use Wonder Clips to secure the long edges.
  • Stitch one long edge of the headband, using the right edge of presser foot as depth of the seam allowance, removing pins or clips as you come to them.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog      Show your little partner how to use Larry the Presser Foot Lifter to position fabric under the needle, how to guide the fabric along the edge of the presser foot, and how to use the Backup Bernie Button at each end to secure stitches. Okay, now it’s the little partner’s turn to do some stitching. It’s OK to hover over them in the beginning.

 

  • Stitch the opposite long edge of the headband, leaving an opening about 3″–4″ long on the edge closest to the elastic tail.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

6. Prepare seams on short ends of headband and encase elastic:

  • Wrap seams toward the center at the short end of headband (edge with attached elastic), folding along the stitching lines; press.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  •  Stitch the first short end of the headband encasing the elastic end.
  • Wrap seams on the second short edge (elastic tail end) toward the center, folding along stitching lines.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Pull the elastic tail until the 8 1/2″ marking on the elastic is visible at the edge of the headband. Place a pin through the headband and elastic tail to hold in position.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  •  Machine baste across the short edge of the headband, catching the elastic tail. Check the fit of the headband, turn it right side out and have the little partner try it on. Release the seam and adjust the length of the elastic if necessary. Restitch the seam. Clip the elastic.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

 7. Finish the headband:

  • Pull the elastic through the opening in the fabric to turn the headband right side out.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  •  Use a Point 2 Point Turner to flatten seam allowances inside the headband, and to push out the corners

  I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Press headband, folding in the seam allowances at the opening.

 

     Teach your little partner how to bring out a corner with the Point 2 Point Turner. Then you’ll do the folding and pressing.

 

  • Place a small 1/4″ x 3″ – 4″ strip of Pellon EZ Steam II fusible webbing in the opening at the long edge of the headband. Press; remove paper. Press seams together.

I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

  • Topstitch around headband, pivoting at corners and stitching over seams on short ends to reinforce elastic.

 I Sew For Fun Project Tutorial Reversible Headband Sewing Tutorial at The Nancy Zieman Productions Blog

     You may want to complete this step, but if your little partner feels comfortable sewing, let them “have at it!”Nancy Zieman's I Sew Nancy Zieman's I Sew For Fun Free Sew A Headband Tutorial at the Nancy Zieman Productions Blog Fun Free Sew A Headband Tutorial

Tune in and watch Nancy and her granddaughters, along with friends, take a modern approach to sewing. Nancy shares her team sewing-for-fun experience along with many tips for a big partner, and numerous insights for involving a little sewing partner—all while making simple, easy to sew kid-friendly projects. Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy!

Watch I Sew For Fun on Sewing With Nancy online at NancyZieman.com.

Fins I Sew For Fun companion sewing tools by Nancy Zieman at ShopNZP.com.

I Sew For Fun Sewing Tools by Nancy Zieman available at ShopNZP.com

To win a NEW! I Sew For Fun Clip ’n Glide Bodkin from Clover, please leave a comment below sharing a sewing project you’ll be stitching with your little sewing partner.

I Sew For Fun Clip N Glide Bodkin by Nancy Zieman for Clover available at ShopNZP.com

The randomly selected winner of a copy of Quick Column Quilts by Nancy Zieman from F+W Media on the March 30 blog post is Barbara Gearin.

 

Her comment is: This book is really a winner. My 42 year old daughter wants to learn to quilt and this is the new clean lined stuff the young love.

 

 

Happy Sewing,

Team Nancy Zieman

Nancy Zieman Productions, LLC.

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20 Comments

  • Candy Abel
    April 6, 2019

    I do sew with my great niece and I can see the ease of using Clover’s new tool. Hope we win!

  • DebbieW
    April 6, 2019

    The perfect sewing project to be stitching with my little sewing partner would be the headband.

  • Joyce Migliore
    April 6, 2019

    I would love to make the headband with my little sewing partner!

  • Clovis
    April 6, 2019

    She looks so cute with her headband.

  • Shirley Clark
    April 6, 2019

    My little granddaughter, Shelby, has been asking to make some head bands. These are perfect!

  • Ann Marie Oblas
    April 6, 2019

    I am teaching nieces how to sew. They love these headbands and they have started choosing material. Thanks for the detailed instructions!

  • Barb K
    April 6, 2019

    I think my 11 year old Granddaughter would enjoy learning to make these headbands–cute project!!

  • Kar
    April 6, 2019

    I will be stitching a Super Hero cape with my little grandson.

  • Caryl Dobbe
    April 6, 2019

    My 2 ten year old granddaughters and I will Stitch these hair bands. They love to sew and we’ve made quilts for their dolls from charm squares I always send them in my letters.

  • Gail Beam
    April 6, 2019

    I think a pillowcase will be the project I would like to make with my granddaughter.

  • Cindy K
    April 6, 2019

    My 3 granddaughters would like the headband and they would enjoy helping me make them

  • Rosie
    April 6, 2019

    I have material to sew pillow cases with my granddaughters. That’s my plan now

  • Chris
    April 6, 2019

    What a wonderfully practical yet simple first item to teach our granddaughter to sew! She can make a headband in her school colors, and learn about elastic, measuring with stretch, turning inside out with a bodkin and how to topstitch at the same time. She will love it!

  • Eileen
    April 7, 2019

    This is something I want to try with my 8 year old granddaughter. I introduced her to sewing last fall and she loves it!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

  • Sharon
    April 7, 2019

    Great project for my 3 granddaughters…one granddaughter is already hooked on sewing now just the project to get the other two interested. Thanks for the project and instructions.

  • Linda Weinberger
    April 8, 2019

    I would love to make the headbands. They would look great with her curly hair.

  • Susan
    April 9, 2019

    Sewing this charming headband with my granddaughter would be joyful. Picking out “special” fabrics together would be part of the fun!

  • Carolyn T
    April 9, 2019

    Sewing with children in mind is such a delight. Change up the fabric and shape and we’ll have a superhero headband! Love the bodkin.

  • Lisa
    April 10, 2019

    I am planning on making this headband as well as a pillowcase with some nieces!

  • Angela Mo
    April 17, 2019

    Love the instructions. Easy to follow. Our first project mum and daughter ❤

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