Fast and Easy Scrappy Fabric Headband Tutorial

Happy Fourth of July to my fellow Americans! Today I’m sharing my tutorial for these fun and easy fabric headbands. It’s easy for those of you who are new to sewing and since you don’t need much fabric it’s great for the veteran seamstresses who probably have a mound or two of scraps in need of a good project.

This is such a speedy project even brand new beginners should be able to do this in under 30 minutes! This is easy and fast enough you can make one before you head out to watch the fireworks!

This is a sewing project that would be great for both beginners and for those of you who have been sewing forever. For those of you who are just starting out this project is quick and easy so it’s a good place to start. And for those of you who have been sewing for years you probably have an out of control stash of scraps and this is great for using that up.


What You Need

What To Do

  1. Tear or cut headband base. I like mine to be 2 inches wide or a little less by 44 inches long.
  2. Cut out leaf pieces according to pattern.
  3. Round ends of headband base. The pattern has a cutting guide for this.
  4. Sew around edges of headband base.
  5. Position leave pieces. I like mine to be slightly off center since I don’t want the flower to be smack on top of my head. Check in the mirror and adjust as needed.
  6. Sew on leave pieces.
  7. Form flower piece by twisting and folding fabric until you achieve your desired look. On the polka dot one I twisted more and on the solid one I folded more.
  8. Pin flower.
  9. Sew flower on. You can randomly sew if you want but I liked the results best when I sewed in a sort of spiral motion.
  10. And your done. Super easy right?

I love these for these scrappy fabric headbands for those Summer days when you just want your hair up and off your face. I’m wearing mine today as I BBQ hop and hang out in the heat waiting for the fireworks to start. I love how it looks with ponytails as well as with messy claw clip quick do’s.

Just made one of these DIY headbands in 10 minutes and it turned out great! Perfect use of fabric scraps, easy sewing tutorial and pattern and love having my hair up in it!

I was so honored when Rachel from Family Ever After told me I was a sewing crush of hers and asked me to be a part of her fun sewlebrity crush series.This post was originally shared as a part of that series on 7/4/2012.


  1. Marissa, I ADORE this headband! Soooo cute!! Thank you so much for the invite, I love your blog and linked up today :)

    Hugs, Tanya

  2. This is so lovely!!!!

  3. What an adorable headband and great tutorial! :)

    Jess @ The Delightful Crafter

  4. This is so cute. I love it!

  5. thanks guys!

  6. This headband is super cute! I love it. Visiting from Flour Me With Love linkup – Have a wonderful week :)

  7. I love this headband! I may need to make one for myself – it is perfect for this Summer weather and tank tops!!!

    I hope you will hop on over to SewSet and add upload this photo into the tutorial directory! It is awesome!

    Thanks so much, and have a great week!

    – Jess

  8. Very cute! Love it!

    Beth @

  9. You look so cute in the headband! I love it!
    new follower – hope you will stop by and do the same

  10. Darling!

  11. What a great idea. You’re very talented. I cannot sew, it’s my curse. I wish I could make this.

  12. Love all those yummy fabrics and colors!

  13. This is sooo awesome! So glad that I save all my fabric scraps cause Now I have something awesome to make from them!
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

  14. Cute! I love it!

    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog

  15. This is so pretty! Thanks so much for sharing :)

  16. I’m LOVING your headband Marissa! I made one similar to that a few months ago.. my very first sewing project. You are right… VERY easy :)

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  17. Love this! Would love for you to share this at our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday link party…just posted it!

  18. I love the possibilities of this adorable headband. I also like that I could attack my scrap bin a little bit :)

    We’d love for you to link up to our Finished Friday Blog Party.

  19. Such an adorable headband!! I’m glad you linked up at Romance on a dime! Pinning this.

  20. Thank you for sharing! Your blog seems to be awesome, I stopped by from a blog hop and now, I joined it via GFC
    Have a nice week end

  21. That looks so cute! Thank you for sharing on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll join us again this week with some more great ideas!

  22. I love the headband, Marissa!!
    Thank you so much for sharing {nifty thrifty sunday} last week! You will be featured at this week’s party!
    xo! Vanessa

  23. That is so stinkin cute!

  24. LOVE this headband!! Just discovered your blog through nifty thrifty sunday blog party and am your newest GFC follower :)

    Hope you’ll stop by and say hello :)


  25. I LOVE this headband! That blue fabric and the flower are too cute! I’m pinning this!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

  26. This is so cute! I need some headbands to get me through the summer. I’m hosting a Yankee Doodle Link Party ( through July 4th, and I’d love it if you’d link up some of your fave red, white, and blue posts! :)

  27. Very cute! Thanks for the instructions on how to make these headbands.

  28. This is super cute! Thanks for sharing at Merry Monday.

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