Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Learn how to make a headband with one of these free headband PDF sewing patterns. This beginner sewing project comes in five styles and five sizes!

Make one of these fun headbands in all the sizes: baby, toddler, child, teen, and adult. I love making headbands for gifts like for babies and girls.

There are also five styles: regular, bow, tied, twisted, and double loop. Which one is your favorite?

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

What fabric works best for a headband?

The best fabric to use for a knit headband is cotton spandex jersey or double brushed poly jersey. They come in so many different colors and prints which make the headbands so fun. You really are looking for a stretch fabric that has a good amount of stretch so that it’s comfortable to wear.

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

What is a PDF sewing pattern?

A PDF pattern is a sewing pattern designed on the computer and organized so that it can be printed on several letter or A4 size pieces of paper.

I love using PDF sewing patterns because if the pattern gets ruined or if my children or I changed sizes, I can always print it again. It’ll never be destroyed since I have a digital version!

How do you use a PDF sewing pattern?

Open the PDF on a computer and click print. When printing make sure that the scaling is set to 100% or no scaling so that the pattern prints at the correct size.

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

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Free Headband Sewing Patterns

How to Sew a Headband with Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Supplies

  • Scraps of knit fabric like cotton spandex jersey or double brushed poly jersey
  • Sewing tools
  • Sewing machine
  • Free headband sewing patterns – get them at the end of the post

Do you just want the pattern and tutorial as a PDF? Get the pattern and photo tutorial for just $4. You won’t need to access the internet every time you want to make it.

Free Headband Sewing Patterns supplies

Simple Headband

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Cut out one rectangle of fabric on the fold. The long edge should go with the greatest degree of stretch.

cut out the piece

Fold the rectangle to match up the long edges with right sides together. Sew the long edges at 3/8 inch seam allowance with either a serger or a zigzag.

sew long sides right sides together

Turn the tube right side out.

turn right side out

Match up the short ends with right sides together. Sew the seam with 3/8 inch seam allowance with either a serger or a zigzag stitch.

match up short ends and sew

Turn the headband right side out. You finished!

simple headband

Tied Headband

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Cut out one piece of fabric with the stretch going with the long edges.

cut out the piece

Sew starting from the corner and then out to the straight edge. Stop in the middle and leave a 2 inch hole. Start again on the other side to the corner.

sew long sides right sides together and leave hole

Turn the headbands right side out. Use a point turner to poke out the corners.

turn right side out

Pin the hole closed with the seam allowance inside. Topstitch the hole closed with matching thread.

pinch hole closed and topstitch

Tie the ends of the headband in a square knot to finish it up. You finished!

tie ends in a square knot

Twisted Headband

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Cut out a rectangle with the stretch going with the longest side using the pattern piece.

cut out the piece

Fold the rectangle along the long edge and match up the long edges right sides together. Sew with a zigzag stitch or serger at 3/8 inch seam allowance.

sew long sides right sides together

Turn the headband right side out. Push the seam to the fold.

turn right side out

Fold the headband in half and match up the short ends. Shift one layer down halfway.

Fold one side around the other side. Bring the last edge fold down around. It’s like two “U’s” holding on to each other. Pin the layers together.

Sew the seam with a zigzag stitch or a serger.

match up short ends and sew

Pull the seam open and the seam allowance will be pulled inside the twist. You finished!

twisted headband

Double Loop Headband

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Cut out two rectangles with the stretch going with the long edges.

cut out the pieces

Fold and pin the long edges of the rectangles right sides together.

Sew with a zigzag or serge the long sides together.

sew long sides right sides together

Turn both tubes right side out.

turn right side out

Take the two pieces and lay them out in two opposing curves.

make two "U" shapes

Take the straight tube and hook it around the curve of the other tube. Essentially you are crossing the two curves over each other in the middle.

loop the curves around each other

Pull the four ends to tighten the crossed loop in the middle.

One each side bring the two ends together on top of each other matching the short ends.

line up short ends on top of each other

Bring all four ends together and match up the four short ends. Pin the layers together.

Sew with a zigzag stitch or serger at 3/8 inch.

sew short ends together

Turn right side out and pull into a loop. You finished!

double loop headband

Bow Headband

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

Cut three rectangles using the pattern pieces.

cut out the pieces

Fold each rectangle matching up the long edges and pin.

Sew each long edge with a zigzag stitch or serger. Backstitch when you start and when you stop.

sew long sides right sides together

Turn the band right side out. Roll the tube so that the seam is on the center back of one side.

Turn the bow right side out. Roll the tube so that the seam is on the center back of one side.

turn right side out

Fold the headband right sides together matching up the short edges. Pin and sew with a zigzag stitch or serger.

Match up the short ends of the bow and sew at 3/8 inch seam allowance.

match up short ends of headband and bow and sew

Place the bow on the band right over the band’s seam. Make sure the seam of the bow is facing the band. Sew a couple of stitches in the center to keep all the layers together.

Wrap the center bow around the headband with right sides together. Sew the center with a zigzag stitch at 1/4 inch seam allowance. Turn the center right side out.

tack bow over headband seam

Slide the center over the bow. Cover the seams of the bow and the headband with the center piece.

If you are worried about the center moving around you can hand stitch it in place. You finished!

slide center over bow and adjust

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If you make something using this sewing project, I’d love to see! Please share it on social media with the hashtag #heatherhandmade and tag me!

Free Headband Sewing Patterns

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