[5] Handmade Hairbands

Hey friends,

I’m a big fan of homemade presents – both on the receiving and giving end. Sure, sometimes we all want a special something – this great new cookbook, a nice watch or the lovely perfume you’ve always wanted. But on the whole, I like homemade gifts so much better. Simply because it shows that you have thought about it & taken your time to come up with something special for the recipient.

Tomorrow is the day of Saint Nicolas in Germany, the day when he pays you a visit and fills your boots with wee presents if you left them outside the night before. This is of course a great opportunity to gift your loved ones a wee something. How about this beautiful & very easy to make turban-style hairband? You’ll only need a bit of fabric and ideally a sewing machine – if you don’t have one you can obiviously sew by hand as well, it  will just take a bit longer then.

Which material you use is completely up to you, but ideally it should be at least somewhat stretchy, so that the finished hairband fits comfortably. Below, I also have a great video tutorial on this project from the lovely Eliza – watching her make one makes it so much easier to understand the steps.

Handmade Hairbands

Handmade Hairbands

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Active Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

Give this old piece of fabric a new life and turn it into a pretty hairband in a few simple steps!


  • 2 pieces of fabric with the dimensions 16 × 56 cm
  • Sewing machine, needles & thread
  • Pins & scissors


  1. Fold the cut fabric pieces along the long side and sew together the open side with a zigzag stitch.
  2. Now turn the fabric strips inside out so that the seam is now inside.
  3. Place one of the strips on the table with the seam facing up and the smooth side down.
  4. Now put the second strip over it like a cross. This time the seam points down and the smooth side up.
  5. Now bring the two opposite ends together in pairs, so that it forms a kind of knot in the middle.
  6. Now fold everything in the middle so that all 4 ends are on top of each other.
  7. Sew the 4 layers together with a straight stitch, cut off excess threads and your hairband is finished.
  8. TIP: If you want the seam in the back to be invisible, you should definitely watch the video Eliza's video tutorial. There she shows how a hidden seam works - it's pretty difficult to show in photos only, but it's actually quite simple.

Try it – it’s really super easy to make and I think the hairbands are so nice and cosy, especially now that temperatures outside dropped quite a bit. I’m looking forward to the hairband I made of fleece keeping my ears warm and toasty <3

Do you like sewing and who would you give sone of those hairbands to?

Stay sweet & HAPPY CRAFTING!

xx Kristin

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