Super Easy Ten Minute Twist Headband

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This super easy ten-minute twist headband is a project for any beginner seamstress. These are quick to make and so useful!

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I have been in a sewing mood lately. I shared an applique tutorial last week, you can find that here. In another week or so I will share a really great garden apron tutorial. Today, however, I have the quickest easiest tutorial of all!

Just so you know, I did not invent this and I am not the second or third person to post a tutorial on how to do this. However, I have watched and read several tutorials and found what I thought was the best way to do this. If you have a sewing machine, and if you can cut and sew a straight stitch, you can make a ten-minute twist headband!

Step 1 for Making a Twist Headband:

Measure your head or the head of the person you are making the twist headband for. I have made several of these I will share the measurements I am using with you. I think these would be pretty standard for a child or an adult.

When I measured my head it was about 22″ when I measured around the way a headband would fit. Since we are making it out of a stretchy knit fabric, we want to make it a bit smaller than our measurement.

For an adult I cut my fabric to 20″ and for a child I cut it to 18″. I think I could have cut it to 21″ and that may have been a bit better for me.

Step 2 for a Twist Headband:

Get some knit fabric with a fair bit of stretch. I think a little bit of structure is better, not too stretchy, otherwise it will shift around too much.

A solid fabric or a print are fine, whatever you choose is just perfect!

Step 3:

Measure and cut your fabric. I cut mine 20″ long and 9″ wide.

Step 4:

Fold the fabric in half lengthwise right sides facing each other

Step 5:

Using a zigzag stitch, sew along the outside edge.

I like this sewing machine

Step 6:

Turn the headband right side out and place the newly stitched seam in the center facing down

Step 7:

Fold the headband in half short sides together

Step 8:

Make a small shift to line up the edge of the headband with the center seam

Step 9:

Fold the top flap under and the bottom flap over, making a sandwich.

Step 10:

Stitch in a slight curve along the top. Clip the excess fabric.

I should have stitched closer to the edge.
Turn Your New Twist Headband Right Side Out

All done! Enjoy your super easy twist headband!

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