|Tip: These headbands can best|
be worn with hats made with
eyelash yarn as in the photo
above. See the "The 'No-Hair-Day'
Hairy Chemo Cap."
Samples made by 'Snowbird'
One size fits most. The measurements are for fleece or fabric with a similar stretch. Cotton or other non-stretch fabrics should be cut on the bias, and may have to be an inch or two longer. The finished headband will be approximately 2 3/4" wide.
Cut one piece 6" x 20", with the stretch of the fabric running with the longest measurement.
To assemble, stitch the two long sides, right sides together, using a 1/4" seam allowance, forming a tube. Turn. Finger press. With a straight pin, mark the fold at the top of the headband. With right sides together, match seam (bottom of headband) and top. Carefully stitch seam. You should be able to maneuver the fabric to stitch at least half to three-quarters of the way around the seam. Finger press, and hand stitch the remaining opening.
If your fabric doesn't have enough 'give', you can make the headband adjustable by adding a strip of Velcro at each end.
If you want a wider finished headband, increase the width to the finished size plus 1/2" seam allowance. For a 4" finished headband, cut a piece 8 1/2" x 20".
Headbands are very forgiving. Have fun with them, add a flower, a pin, embroidery. Just remember to keep the inside smooth... no seams or knots to rub against tender skin!
Cut out fabric circles.
Turn under 1/8 to 1/4 inch fabric around the circle perimeter... folding the fabric towards the wrong side.
Hand sew a running stitch around the middle of the folded edge all the way around the fabric. Leave 2 or 3 inches of extra thread when you begin and end stitching.
Pull the thread ends tight to pull the fabric perimeter into the center of the circle.
Secure the thread with a knot.
Cut off the extra thread.
Sew yo-yos to the headband with a button and some contrasting thread. Make 'leaves" to go with your flower yo-yos by cutting a circle of greenish fabric. Then cut the circle into two halves. Sew with 1/4" seam around the curved edge. Turn so that seam is on the inside. Fold straight edge into a pleat or two or three and sew in place under the yo-yos.