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.
- 2 pieces of fabric with the dimensions 16 × 56 cm
- Sewing machine, needles & thread
- Pins & scissors
- Fold the cut fabric pieces along the long side and sew together the open side with a zigzag stitch.
- Now turn the fabric strips inside out so that the seam is now inside.
- Place one of the strips on the table with the seam facing up and the smooth side down.
- Now put the second strip over it like a cross. This time the seam points down and the smooth side up.
- Now bring the two opposite ends together in pairs, so that it forms a kind of knot in the middle.
- Now fold everything in the middle so that all 4 ends are on top of each other.
- Sew the 4 layers together with a straight stitch, cut off excess threads and your hairband is finished.
- 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!