DIY Knit Headband Tutorial

Learn how to make a DIY knit headband with scraps of knit fabric! It’s a great beginner sewing project that makes a really cute handmade  accessory!

When I workout or clean the house, it’s easier if I keep my hair out of my face. I love having a cute knit headband to put on that is soft on my hair and my head.

This sewing project is a great way to use up knit fabric scraps or to up-cycle t-shirts or knit dresses. You can make tons of DIY knit headbands in a short amount of time.


– knit fabric scraps, knit fabric, t-shirt, or knit dress – measuring tape – sewing tools – sewing machine – optional: serger


Measure your head with a measuring tape from the base of the skull up around the top of the head. Add 4 inches. Cut a rectangle that is length of the measurement by 4 inches tall.


If your scraps of knit fabric are small you can cut two rectangles with an extra 1 inch added for seam allowance.


If you use a t-shirt or a dress is okay to cut through a seam. Just make sure the seam is in the middle so that it’ll be on the back of the headband.


Fold the headband in half lengthwise with right sides together. Pin in place.

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