Gift Ideas For Her: Fancy Headbands

Love this headband-- such a great gift idea! (click through for DIY instructions)I love to make homemade gifts. I usually get a *little* too ambitious with the amount of gifts I plan to make and end up doling out gift cards, but I mean well all the same. This year I am planning to make some fancy  headbands for my far away friends and nieces. These are a snap to make so you won't fall behind on your gift list! Fancy headband tutorialStep 1: This headband is supposed to be wide, so you will want to cut accordingly. My headband was 22in long, 11in at the widest part, and 4in at the bottom or base. Step 2: Fold your fabric in half length-wise. Step 3: With a machine or your hand, stitch along the edge all the way down. Don't close up the ends just yet! Step 4: Your fabric should look like this. Turn the tube rightside-out. Step 5: Fold one end under and tuck the other raw end into it. Step 6: Stitch the ends together with a machine or your hand and choose your favorite lady to gift it to! Fun gift idea- fancy headbands! My friends would love theseGreat gift idea- make your own heaband (click through for tutorial)I don't know if you can tell in the photos, but I bought shiny and shimmery stretchy fabrics to make these extra fancy. 😉 This is a great DIY even if you don't have a sewing machine because it's so simple to do by hand! Happy sewing! xo. Katie

Credits // Author and Photography: Katie Shelton

  • I recently found scrunchies and they help a lot. Do you have a tutorial for them? I haven’t had a haircut for years (lack of money) and, although my hair is long, many strands are short and fall in my face. This band should help!

  • Our granddaughter has a friend with alopecia and the friends want matching headbands to support her. These are perfect!

  • What a great gift idea! Love that it’s DIY and yet the resulting product looks really great 🙂

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  • Cute but so simple! Definitely make great handmade gifts!


  • This is just perfect for those left over fabric pieces. Adding this one to my to do list 🙂

  • So cute! I love DIY Christmas gifts and these are beautiful and functional. Now I know what I can make for those girls I wasn’t sure what to get. Plus, the fact that they cover your ears seems like big plus for the winter months.

  • Great gift idea! Sharing with my cousin who is the sewer in the family!

  • Oh boy do I feel you on the over ambitious with the making gifts 😉 So many ideas and so little time!

  • I love this look on you. You are so clever to be able to make these yourself. I buy mine, but I still love a gorgeous scarf/headband, especially on a day when my hair just won’t cooperate.
    Love Vicky

  • Love. These look like they would actually stay on my head!

  • I like it and use it often. But I always bough it. So.. I ll do it myself now. xa

  • I love the idea of making something so wearable and easy to make fancy!

  • It’s very beautiful and it seems to be easy

  • Super cute! I’m always looking for cute new hair accessories. Love the polka dots!


  • Hi! I´m from Argentina and read your blog everyday! It´s great! And I take a lot of ideas for mi house! So, thanks for that! =)

  • Really cute and easy to do 🙂
    XX Luba

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  • These would be such a great gift for friends! Thanks so much for the tutorial!

  • I really like these a lot! I’ve been searching for cute, fabric headbands. For someone that wears glasses, wearing headbands can be a pain in the…well, the head, specifically right behind my ears. It’s kinda hard to find fabric headbands that are super cute like this though! I’m gonna have to try it out soon!


  • So cute. I’ve seen something similar for sale in Anthropologie – but far prefer the idea of making my own. Then I can choose the fabric!

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