How to Make a DIY Chiffon Headband With a Cute Scrunchy Style

7 Materials
$15
1 Hour
Easy

Today I’ll show you how to make a DIY chiffon headband. I’ve chosen to use polka-dot chiffon, but you can choose any color or pattern you wish. You might want to make several of these DIY headbands to coordinate with different outfits! Let's get started.

Tools and materials:

  • 1-inch-wide plain plastic headband
  • Solid colored silk fabric
  • Patterned chiffon fabric
  • Biochemical cotton (like a sheet of stuffing)
  • Sewing needle
  • Thread
  • Hot glue gun and glue
Measuring the cotton stuffing

1. Attach cotton stuffing to the headband

Cut a 1-inch-wide strip of cotton stuffing to fit around the outside of your plastic headband.

Attaching the cotton stuffing with hot glue

Attach the stuffing to the headband with hot glue.

Trimming the excess

Trim off excess stuffing around the bottom corners of the headband.

Gluing a second layer of stuffing

Glue a second, 13-inch piece of stuffing centered on top of the first piece. 

Trimming the bottom edges

Trim the bottom edges so they blend into the first layer of stuffing.

Wrapping the circumference of the hairband

2. Wrap the headband

Measure the circumference of the hairband at its widest and measure the length of the headband. My headband was 4.3 inches in circumference and 19.3 inches long. Cut a strip of silk fabric to those measurements.

Tapering the ends of the silk fabric

Fold the strip of silk in half lengthwise with the right-side facing in. Trim the ends so they taper according to the shape of your headband.

Hand-sewing a basting stitch along the edge

Hand-stitch a basting row along the straight open edge of the strip.

Feeding the headband through the silk cover

Turn the strip right-side out and feed the headband through the silk cover.

Hand-sewing the ends closed

Hand-stitch the ends of the silk cover closed.

Cutting the chiffon fabric

3. Add chiffon

Cut a strip of chiffon 7.9 inches wide and 49.3 inches long

Marking the long open edge

Mark the long open edge 9.8 inches from the end. 

Cutting the chiffon

Make a diagonal cut from the middle of the side edge to that mark on the top edge.


Trim the other end of the chiffon to match.

Folding the chiffon

Fold the chiffon strip in half lengthwise with right sides facing in and hand-stitch the long straight open edge of the chiffon.

Feeding the headband through the chiffon

Turn the strip right side out and feed the headband through it. Gather the chiffon at the top of the headband to create the puffiness.

Hand-sewing the chiffon casing closed

Hand-stitch the ends of the chiffon closed.

DIY chiffon headband

DIY chiffon headband tutorial

Your elegant DIY chiffon headband is all done. Now that you know how easy these are to make, you can get started on your own.

Wearing the DIY chiffon headband

Leave a comment to let me know what colors and patterns you chose, and how your DIY headbands turned out.

Suggested materials:
  • 1-inch-wide plain plastic headband
  • Solid colored silk fabric
  • Patterned chiffon fabric
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