Make an Easy Makeup Headband in 3 Easy Steps

Sewing with Joice
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Whether you're putting on makeup or taking it off, you don't want any hair strands on your face. That's why a makeup headband is an essential item to have! I will show you how to make a makeup headband in just a few easy and simple steps. This makeup headband tutorial is the ultimate step-by-step guide, and even if you're a beginner, you'll be able to make this like a pro! You also need a few materials, so there's not much to it! Ready? Follow the steps below for this simple makeup headband piece.

Tools and materials:

  • Towel fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Velcro
  • Pins
DIY makeup headband

Cut strips

I used a towel material for my makeup headband, and I think it's the best fabric to use in this case. Start by cutting two long strips of fabric, 70x9 cm (27.5x3.5 inches) each.

Sew a makeup headband

Next, for a cleaner look, round off each of the short ends by cutting semi-circles, as shown. Fold the strip in half when cutting.

Basic makeup headband

Assemble the makeup headband

Layer the strips on top of each other, right sides facing. Stitch all around the edge, leaving a 5 cm (2 inch) opening. 

Simple makeup headband

Make some cuts along the rounded edges. 

How to make a makeup headband

Then, turn the DIY makeup headband inside out by inserting your fingers through the opening. 

Make a makeup headband

Next, stitch all around the edge of the makeup headband, including the opening. 

How to sew a makeup headband

Add the velcro

Cut a velcro piece 9 cm (3.5 inches) in size and sew each piece on either side of the basic makeup headband. Pin the fluffy side of the velcro on one end. 

makeup headband tutorial

Place the other part of the velcro on the back of the other end, as shown. So basically, there should be a velcro piece on either end and either side of the makeup headband. 

Stitch both velcro pieces in place.

There you have it, wasn't that simple? You now know how to sew a makeup headband in 3 easy steps. This would also be a great gift idea! Now you can wash your face, put on makeup, or even remove makeup without having to fuss about your hair getting in the way. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial! 

Suggested materials:
  • Towel fabric
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
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  • Adele Adele on Mar 26, 2022

    Yes, I'll be making a few of the Make-up Headbands to give as gifts, Thank You so much for posting this project...