Bandana Headbands {tutorial}

Yay for another {Workshop Wednesday} for our Christmas in July series!

If you are visiting from Flamingo Toes, WELCOME! I am super excited you are here and I can’t wait to show you today’s gift idea. Be sure to swing by The Answer is Chocolate after you check it out!

How cute are those, right?

These headbands are inexpensive and easy to make…perfect when there are a LOT of girls in your family to get Christmas gifts for. They would also make great stocking stuffers.

Lucky for me, I had one bandana on hand and one was sent to me from one of my awesome sponsors, You’ll also need scissors, sewing machine (& essentials), hot glue & gun, ribbon, an elastic hair tie, and a rotary cutter (optional).

-Cut a strip from your bandana. A headband for a child-adult is about 19in (give or take). I actually laid the strip of bandana across my head (where I’d actually where a headband) to guess-timate how long I needed the strip. I trimmed as necessary.

-Fold the strip of bandana hot dog style (long ways), right sides together. Sew down the long side.

-Flip your bandana right side out. with the seam in the middle on the back of the headband, press with an iron.

-Tuck the ends in and press with an iron.

-Cut your elastic rubber band to add it to your bandana. I used about 3in of the elastic, allowing for about an inch of that to be tucked into the bandana ends.

-Hot glue the elastic to the inside of one end of the bandana.

-Fold the corners in and hot glue and repeat with the other end of the bandana.

-Wrap a piece of ribbon around the ends, secure with hot glue and trim off the excess ribbon.

And there you have it!

Pretty easy right? You could even embellish this headband even more by adding a fabric flower or some rhinestones. And this tutorial could work on any piece of fabric…I just really dig the bandana look and I think my nieces will like it too.

Thanks again for stopping by!

Have y’all started on any Christmas gift making yet?

Don’t forget to hop on over to the other fabulous blogs who are apart of the Christmas in July series!

The Answer is Chocolate

The Scrap Shoppe

My CreativiT

Flamingo Toes

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  1. Sooooo cute Kara!! These would be perfect stocking stuffers!! Pinning! :)

  2. Way cute!

  3. Too cute!!

  4. Super cute, Kara!! These would make fantastic stocking stuffers!! :)

  5. Super cute and super easy! -Marci

  6. I love these!!! And I have all those pink and teal bandannas from my wedding still! :)

  7. So simple and so easy! I featured this on my blog at
    Thanks so much!


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