How to Make a Braided Headband Out of Silk Fabric & Ribbon

HTTL handmade
by HTTL handmade
7 Materials
30 Minutes

Today, I’m showing you how to make a braided headband. These are so easy to make and they look absolutely gorgeous. They’re the perfect accessory for the upcoming spring season. You can mix and match with fabrics of your choosing to curate the perfect warm-weather wardrobe.

If you want to know how to make your own braided headbands, keep reading and let’s get started!

Tools and materials:

  • Blue silk
  • Ribbon
  • 1-inch plastic headband
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Needle and thread
Covering the headband with ribbon

1. Use ribbon to cover the headband

Apply hot glue to the headband and attach one end of the ribbon. Once secure, add more hot glue and wrap the ribbon around the headband.

Without adding any more hot glue, wrap the ribbon around the headband until you reach the end. 

Hot gluing the ribbon to the headband

Once you reach the end of the headband, add hot glue to the remaining surface to secure and finish wrapping. 

Cutting off the excess ribbon

Cut off any excess ribbon.

Folding the strip of blue silk, ready to sew

2. Sewing three fabric tubes

You’ll need three strips of blue silk. Each should be approximately 3 inches x 18 inches. Start by folding your strip in half length-wise, then sew a straight line across the open edge.

Hand-sewing the silk strips

After you’ve finished sewing them closed, turn them right side out and hand sew them together on one end.

How to make a braided fabric headband

3. Braid

Three-strand braid the sewed-together strips

DIY braided headband tutorial

Sew together the ends to finish the braid.

How to make your own braided headbands

4. Sew the braided strip onto the headband

Start by sticking the end of the headband into the end of the braid. 

DIY braided fabric headband

Use needle and thread to attach the headband. This is best done by sewing the silk and the ribbon together.

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5. Wrap the end of the headband

Use a short strip of ribbon to wrap around the end to finish the braided headband.

All done! Here’s the finished headband.

How to make a braided headband

How to make a braided headband

Now you know how to make a braided headband, you can go off and make your own! There are so many pretty fabrics and patterns for you to experiment with, you can make one for every outfit you own.

If you liked this tutorial, let me know how you plan to style it in the comments below.

Suggested materials:
  • Blue silk
  • Ribbon
  • 1-inch plastic headband
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