Sew a Gold Trim Headband
DescriptionEven if you don't have a sewing machine, this gold trim headband is easy to stitch by hand. Daria from Kittenhood and DaWanda shares the tutorial for this festive accessory.
You can use whatever fabric you have at hand for this headband. Find sewing thread in the same colour, then gather the rest of the supplies, and you can start.
Cutting the Fabric
To get the size of the bigger piece of fabric, start by measuring the circumference of your head. Add 2 cm (seam allowance) and you have your length. Think how wide you want your headband to be, double the number, add 1 cm (seam allowance), and you have the width. My piece of fabric was 57 cm x 18 cm.
Next, cut a piece of golden trim equal in size to the length of the fabric. In my case, that was 57 cm.
Cut a smaller piece of fabric of about 9 x 8 cm.
Tip: Don't skip the seam allowance when you measure the length. Since the fabric doesn't provide any stretch, the headband could turn out too small!
Sewing the Gold Trim
Fold the fabric longitudinally and press it firmly with your hands. Unfold it to reveal a marking of the middle of the fabric. Sew the gold trim on that marking, either by hand or by machine. Just make sure you use matching thread to make the stitch less visible.
Sewing the Headband
Fold the fabric longitudinally, with the right sides facing each other (the gold trim should be on the inside). Stitch the edges together, then turn the headband on the right side.
Closing the Headband
Stitch the short edges of the headband together.
Then fold the smaller piece of fabric in the same way, sew it on the long edge, and turn it around.
Finishing the Headband
Cover the stitch of the headband with the smaller piece of fabric. Sew the short edges together as shown in the picture.
Twist the small fabric loop to hide the stitch, and you're done!