Reversible Fabric Headband Sewing Tutorial

DIY Reversible Headband sewing tutorial | alice & lois

On of my personal goals for 2016 is to learn a new creative skill but also get back to some creative skills I seemed to have put on the back burner last year. I definitely put sewing on that back burner. I love to pick and mix fabrics and create something new. I also love to create simple sewing tutorials for you, our readers! I have updated an old DIY favorite with this reversible fabric headband sewing tutorial. You can make this in a girl’s or adult size. The update on this beginner sewing tutorial gives you two headbands in one! This is also a fun project to do with your daughter. My 8-year-old daughter helped me mix the fabrics and make the headbands.

If you are just beginning your sewing adventures, we have a few other perfect beginner sewing tutorials for you:

Drawstring Backpack

Zippered Pouch

Baby Bibs

Read more for the Reversible Fabric Headband tutorial.

Supplies: cotton print scrap fabric | Fold Over Elastic | scissors | sewing machine | thread | pins | patterns

Step 1. Print the pattern: Girl’s pattern | Adult pattern

Step 2. Choose two fabrics for the reversible headband. Cut one piece of each fabric with the template.

Follow the full tutorial for the fabric headband.

DIY Reversible Headband sewing tutorial | alice & lois

DIY Reversible Headband sewing tutorial | alice & lois

DIY Reversible Headband sewing tutorial | alice & lois

DIY Reversible Headband sewing tutorial | alice & lois

For more of our favorite beginner sewing projects, click here.

Photos by Sara Albers.


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  1. Love these! They are cute, well done and come with a pattern. Hooray!

  2. I am in the UK can you tell me what fold over elastic is please

    1. Fold over elastic is a stretchy wide elastic typically used in sewing under garments. Lots of shops sell it for hair ties/elastics. See link in post for reference to product that amazon sells.

  3. I was looking for a project to do with my daughter. The headbands will be a great beginner project. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for offering such a cute, practical, and easy-to-follow tutorial! The pattern link in Step 1 opened and printed perfectly; no sizing adjustments were needed. I plan to make a couple in various stages of completion and send them with your directions and more materials to my soon-to-be eleven-year-old granddaughter’s birthday. I think she’s going to love finishing them and then making some all by herself!

  5. my niece and I did these headbands and we had a ball. Loved it

  6. Thanks for the pattern! I’m using it to create headbands for Operation Christmas Child shoebox gifts. A great little homemade addition!

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