Wednesday, September 28, 2011

5 Minute Headband

For my first serger project I decided to make myself a headband. I love headbands and I wear them a lot since I usually don't have time to do my hair. I made my headband using some scrap knit fabric and it only took me five minutes to make. If you don't have a serger you can use a zigzag stitch on a regular sewing machine.

 I was able to find some fabric that matched the colors of my thread so I didn't have to thread the machine again.  I cut my fabric to a size of 16 inches by 3 inches. If you want to make yourself a thicker headband adjust the height accordingly.

With the right sides facing together, fold your fabric in half length wise (see picture above). Serger the ends together.

I found the above tension settings to work best with the knit fabric. It wasn't too tight and it stretched nicely when I put my headband on.

Since you are working with a stretchy fabric you will also need to adjust the differential feed to 2. I left everything else at factory settings.

Next you will turn your headband right side out and fold it in half height wise. Serger the unfinished edges together all around. On the second headband I made I decided to add a Scraps Fabric Flower. I really should have used black thread on the flower but I had run out and I didn't feel like going to Joann so late, oh well. I might fix it though since it is kind of bothering me.

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