Monday, November 29, 2010

Double Ruffle Headband {TUTORIAL}

Looking for a lovely handmade gift to give this Christmas? How about a fancy little Double Ruffle Headband!
These will be my go-to gift for several friends and family members and because they are so simple and quick to make…I thought I’d teach you how to whip them up too! This is my first tutorial so bare with me! If you have any questions I will do me best to answer them in comments. Here we go!
Materials Needed:
2 coordinating fabrics, Goody Headband, sewing supplies
First you are going to pick your fabrics and headband.
Then you are going to cut 2 strips of fabric. One 2x8 and another 1.5x8. If you want to wrap the headband in fabric like I do here you’ll need another strip of fabric about 1x22”.
Turn your short edges under 1/4” and press well. Do this for both strips.
Zigzag your long edges…both strips.
Next you are going to layer your strips. Wider on the bottom. Now you need to run a long gathering stitch down each side 3/8” from the edge of the narrower strip.
Repeat for the other side. You are creating a casing of sorts to slip your headband through.
Now you need to gather your ruffle to about 4” long. Don’t clip your threads yet.
To hold the ruffle in place you are going to sew right on top of the gathering stitch. This time you will backstitch at start and stop. Do your best to stay right on top of your previous stitch. I didn’t do a very good job. I’m sure yours will look nicer!
Should look something like this.
Now you are going to shimmy your headband through the casing you made. Position wherever you want it to lay on the headband.
All that’s left now is to tack down the ruffle to the headband itself. Do this by hand on the top and bottom with thread the color of the headband so you can’t see it. If you are not using a cloth covered headband, I am sure a little dab of hot glue will work just fine.
That’s it! Makes a fun little gift don’t you think? You can even whip up a coordinating zipper pouch like I did. I hope you’ll try it out and if you do…post a pic to my flickr group! For those of you that like the headband, but don’t want to craft your own, I’ll be posting several in the shop this week for the Ucreate Holiday Boutique.


  1. OH, this is so cute! I love it! The layered ruffle is just adorable. Great job!

  2. Lovely! I wish I could sew. One day I will. I love that teapot. I have been looking for one so I can have a proper cup :)

  3. I am in LOVE with this! I love headbands like you would not believe! I hope you don't mind, I shared your link on Facebook in hopes that someone would make me one! :)

  4. oh wow, this is adorable!! i'd love to make one when i find the time!!

  5. Those are sooo pretty! I love ruffles!

  6. Elizabeth - this headband is adorable! Thanks for visiting me and inviting me to your Linky party! :) mercedes

  7. If I add one more file to my "ideas to try" file I think my computer is going to explode. But it's a risk I'm willing to take. This is just too cute to pass.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog today :-)

  8. Very cute. I am sure little girls will love it with their matching outfits... lovely...
    Can you please spare a little bit of your time for my new post, its something different I hope you enjoyed

  9. you are sooo talented!

  10. Lovely item. You're so creative

    btw, I follow your blog via GFC.
    I know your blog from bouffe e bambini

  11. Hi! I am a new follower - bouffe e bambini sent me over.

    You have ADORABLE stuff! So creative, I love it!


  12. Love this! I'll be featuring it on my blog next Thursday!

    Thanks for linking up! I came to link up to you today but I was too late! Next week! :)

    Sumo :)

  13. Very pretty! Looks like a lovely gift idea!!!

  14. oh I love, love it! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays!!

  15. Thanks for stoping by my blog. I didn't get your comment until today, so I missed your link party. I will be sure to check back next week though. Thanks for the follow, and I'm now following back.


  16. This is such a cute headband! I love the ruffles!

  17. Super cute. Can't wait to try this.

  18. Fun headband! I just started following your blog! It looks fun!!!

  19. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Craft Edition - I featured you today! - Mandy,

  20. LOVE this!! Such a cute idea, I am totally making one for's just gonna have to wait a month or so :) Thanks so much for sharing!

  21. Where do you get your headbands? Very cute!!!

  22. Hi there! I use the Goody fabric covered headbands. You can find them at any drug store. I wear glasses and they are the only headbands that I have found to be comfortable enough for me to wear!


  23. Super cute! Adding this to the things I need to make for all the girls in the family! THANKS!

  24. I love your headband. I will try to make one soon and show it to you. Thanks for the tutourial.

  25. I'm giving you a blog award. It will post on Tuesday.

  26. Found you on Tatertots! Love your headband! I think you inspired me to attempt this :)

  27. This is so cute and simple. Thank you for linking!

  28. These turned out so cute! Thanks for the great tutorial! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

  29. OOHHH I like these...I just cut bangs and now I can wear headbands and they'll actually look good on me. I only have boys, so these would be just for me.

  30. Pretty and cute! The fabrics you chose are lovely.

  31. This headband is adorable! I definately need to try making some of these. A girl can never have enough headbands right?
    Bytheway I love your blog and am your newest follower. :)


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