baby headband tutorial

Got a baby?

Got some tee shirts?

Got a sewing machine?

Then you’re on your way to some seriously cute and easy headbands!

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First, cut a piece of your tee shirt/knit fabric 3 inches by “how big your kids’ head is”.

Mine was about 15 inches long for Charlotte.

Fold lengthwise and sew down the long side with about a 1/4 inch seam. I used my serger after this first one, which worked fine, as did the sewing machine. Pick your poison!

Turn right side out and press with your iron if you like. As you can probably tell…I didn’t.

Measure around your stinkin’ cute baby’s head to adjust for the best fit…make sure to add about 1/2 on each end for overlapping. I also finished the ends on my serger, but that’s probably not necessary, since they’ll be enclosed.

Overlap, and sew ends together with a zig zag stitch.


You’re done.

Just kidding.

Next, fold the spot where you sewed your strip together, towards the back, like so…and sew it together.

Then, take a piece of ribbon, or twill tape, like I used, and sew one end down on the back where you just folded the edges over.

Wrap your ribbon/twill tape around the front, and back around, and trim.

Then tuck that end under.

and hand sew it down…forming a handy little loop for clips!

Repeat as needed…er…wanted.

Hope you liked the tutorial, the model didn’t hurt, right? 😉

Let me know if you have any questions!

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  1. Thanks for the easy handband idea. I can’t wait to get started!


  2. SO Cute. Thanks for a great gift idea.

  3. The model is ADORABLE!!! Thanks for the tute. I’ll def be using it!

  4. O….M…G! She is to freaking cute! And she looks soo tiny with that big binky (pacifier) in her mouth. AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW! OK, I’m done now, that is one seriously cute little girl tho. She may be too cute…… 🙂

  5. great idea, thank you! I’m going to whip up a few and make some clips to go along with it.

  6. cute! Thanks!

  7. Great tutorial, love the idea of being able to use a single headband for multiple flowers!

  8. That is so cute and so is you model! Mega awws. Thanks so much for this, I’ll be linking.

  9. Visiting via UCreate. Simply adorable, such a precious little model.

  10. super cute Jess…. Just a helpful note. You can also use baby tights and they work super good. And they are sheer so it adds some variety.

  11. Cute headband and super cute baby!

  12. You are awesome! These are so cute!

  13. Aw such a cute little tutorial thanks and an adorable little model too!

  14. I saw this on one pretty thing and it is so adorable! I will be making a few of these for my itsy bitsy – I think our baby girls are only a month apart. Really love your blog – you and your girls are way cute!

  15. LOVE these…doesn’t hurt that that baby is about the cutest thing EVER.

    I would love for you to link up this idea at my Christmas in July linky party. I am gathering up a list of great homemade gift ideas. I fell in love with these.

    Seriously your stuff is great, I would love to see any of this stuff linked.

    I hope to see you there soon.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

  16. Love this headband–so crafty!
    Would love for you to link up to my Headband Link party over at Little Miss Momma! Here’s the link:

  17. Love this idea… especially for babies because the t-shirt material will be very soft. Did you make the flower clip that is attached to the headband in the first pic? I love that as well!!!

  18. Awesome tutorial. Beautiful baby!
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  19. OMG!!! Your blog (like, every thing I’ve seen so far) makes me want to go buy a sewing machine and make myself learn how to do all these awesome projects! Especially because you make really cute girly things and I’m pretty sure I’m having a girl (I’m 17 weeks preggers!)… Who knows, You might see some of my attempts in your flickr group someday!
    Thanks for the really great tutorials!

    Mandy Saunders

  20. I love this headband! I featured it in my DIY Headband Article on our blog! Check it out here–

  21. sara bench says

    do you have a tutorial on how to make the flower on the headband?

  22. I am a follower of your blog but I found this tutorial on Pinterest and let me just say that it is awesome! So quick and easy but adorable. And the perfect use for T-shirt scraps. I made one but plan to make many more because it came out so nicely and is so versatile. Thank you for taking the time to share this with us. And seriously…your blog is one I HAVE to check for new posts. Love love love ya girl 🙂

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  28. Miss Jess,
    These are Adorable! I would like to know if I would be able to sell these at a craft show. Thanks!


  29. Great idee! I’m gonna use it for my granddaughter 🙂



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