Everything's Coming Up Daisies in This Cute Ruffle Headband Tutorial

HTTL handmade
by HTTL handmade
7 Materials
1 Hour

Daisies are such a pretty sign of summer, and this DIY ruffle headband tutorial shows off that summer look. But you can choose whatever flower you like best to create your own chiffon flower headband. Follow this ruffle headband tutorial to make one for yourself in a few easy steps.

Tools and materials:

  • Floral print chiffon fabric
  • White facing fabric
  • Scissors
  • Thread
  • Plastic headband
  • Hot glue
  • Sewing machine
Cutting fabric for the DIY ruffle headband

1. Cut the fabric

Cut three strips of floral chiffon fabric. All three strips should be 100 centimeters (39.4 inches) long, and each one should be a different width: 6 centimeters, 8 centimeters, and 10 centimeters (2.4 inches, 3.1 inches, and 3.9 inches).

Chiffon ruffle headband tutorial

Cut one strip of white facing 42 centimeters long by 4.5 centimeters wide (16.5 inches x 1.77 inches).

How to make a chiffon headband

Overstitch the long edges of the facing strip to prevent fraying.

Making ruffles on the chiffon flower headband

2. Create the ruffle

Starting with the narrowest strip of daisy fabric (6 centimeters or 2.4 inches), pin the fabric to the facing in four places, evenly spaced on the fabric and the facing. Your piece of fabric will be much longer than your facing, so it won’t lie flat.

Sewing a DIY ruffle headband

Begin sewing the first fabric strip to the facing, making small folds in the fabric as you sew. Make sure the fabric folds are always pointing in the same direction. Sew the fabric with the folds in place right down the center of the length of facing.

Pinning the ruffle headband ready to sew

Repeat with the 8 centimeter (3.1 inches) wide piece of floral fabric. You can now see how the ruffle is beginning to build up.

DIY chiffon flower headband

Repeat a final time with the 10 centimeter (3.9 inches) wide strip of floral fabric.

Gluing the ruffle onto the headband

3. Glue the fabric onto the headband

Using hot glue, attach the outside center of a plastic hairband to the center of the daisy fabric. 

DIY chiffon flower headband tutorial

Then, continue to apply hot glue to the hairband and attach it to the rest of the fabric until the fabric is covering the whole length of the hairband. There should be a little fabric extending beyond the hairband at both ends. 

Wrapping the edges inside the headband

Wrap one edge of the white facing to the inside of the plastic hairband and attach it there with hot glue. 

Making a cute daisy ruffle headband

Fold under the hem of the other edge of white facing, wrap it around the hairband and use hot glue to attach it over the first side of facing. Now, only the daisy fabric ruffle extends beyond the plastic hairband, and inside the hairband is a nice clean glued facing seam.

Gluing the ends in place

Fold the extended ends of daisy fabric into the inside of the hairband and glue the ends in place.

Trimming the ruffles to get the best shape

Use scissors to trim the edges of the daisy fabric to a nice clean ruffle shape, narrower at the ends and fuller in the center.

DIY ruffle headband tutorial

DIY ruffle headband tutorial

What a great way to turn a simple plastic headband into a signature statement headband. Make a variety of these DIY chiffon ruffle headbands with different floral fabrics to express your summer vibe all week!

Leave a comment about your favorite flower and how it transformed your headband.

Suggested materials:
  • Floral print chiffon fabric
  • White facing fabric
  • Scissors
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