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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  • Leslie Leslie on Mar 08, 2021

    Hi Jenn, Thank you for the tutorial and thank you VERY much for the disclaimer on not being the creator of the design but just making the process easier. Good job, I might try my hand at making myself one.

  • Rita Rita on Mar 08, 2021

    Jenn, Thank you this is the best of all headbands. I can't wait to get started on making my own. Thank you.

    Rita M.