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How to Sew a Twisted Headband: Two Ways

Learn how to sew a twisted headband two different ways. Use knit fabric for a quick and easy sewing project that makes a great gift!

It’s great having a headband to keep your hair out of your face and the cuter the better. I’ve made a simle knit headband with a little knot that I use daily, but I wanted to try making one with a different detail.

These wider ones have a beautiful twist detail and the width make it great to use as an ear warmer if needed.

These twisted headbands are so quick and easy to sew. You can make so many headbands so fast.

They would make great gifts to make for friends or family. Making matching ones for a girls sport team or your group of workout buddies.

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How to Sew a Twisted Headband: Two Ways

supplies

use cotton spandex fabric

Cut a rectangle that is 8 inches tall and 20 inches wide. The 20 inches should go with the direction of the stretch.

cut rectangle 8x20

Fold the rectangle along the long edge and match up the long edges right sides together. Sew with a zigzag stitch.

fold in half long ways and sew long edge

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

Fold the headband in half and match up the short ends.

fold and match short edges

Shift one layer down halfway.

shift half way

Fold one side around the other side.

fold one end around the other

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

fold the extra piece down

Sew the seam with a zigzag stitch.

sew ends together

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

How to Sew a Twisted Headband: Two Ways

How to Sew a Twisted Headband with two seams

How to Sew a Twisted Headband: Two Ways

supplies

use cotton spandex fabric

Cut a two rectangles that are 8 inches tall and 10 inches wide. The 10 inches should go with the direction of the stretch.

cut two rectangles 8 x 10

Place the short edges of the rectangle with right sides together. Pin together and zigzag.

with right sides together sew short sides

Open the rectangle up all the way. Fold the rectangle along the long edge and match up the long edges right sides together. Sew with a zigzag stitch.

sew a zigzag

Turn the headband right side out.

turn right side out

Push the seam to the edge along the fold.

push seam to the fold

Fold the headband in half and match up the short ends.

match up short ends

Twist the top layer once and match the short ends.

twist the top layer once

Just like an infinity scarf, match up the right sides of fabric but only two layers (not four). Pin them together as far as possible.

match up only two layers and pin and sew as much as possible

Sew the seam with a zigzag as much as posslbe. You won’t be able to sew the whole seam.

sew seam as much as possible

Pull the seam allowance inside through the hole. Pinch the hole closed and edgestitch it closed with a straight stitch.

See how there are multiple folds across the twist?

pull seam inside and edgestitch hole closed

Lift the top fold to see multiple layers and folds underneath. Pin the fabric layers underneath.

lift a fold and pin the layers of fabric together underneath

Tack the layers in place with a straight stitch and a couple of stitches. Drop the fold back in place to hide the stitches.

tack the layers together

You finished!

How to Sew a Twisted Headband: Two Ways

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

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Do you know the measurements I’d use on a infant headband?

Hi there,
on the second tutorial for the twist headband, is there any type of video that you could provide? I am new to seeing and cannot figure out the last few steps

I love this tutorial. Thank you!