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You'll never have to worry about a bad hair day again! These headbands are super cute, easy to make and you'll have a bow to match every outfit.
I'm always wearing bows in my hair, but now that my hair is getting long it's always in my face. This headband keeps my hair out of my face, and I can make a bow to match every outfit.

Posted by Thera Joyce from Chandler, Arizona, United States • Published See Thera Joyce's 44 projects »
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  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 1
    Step 1

    First you will need to cut off the bottom of an old T-shirt. You can use any color shirt or shirts for this part. If you want three different colors in your braided headband, you will use three different colored shirts.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Now you need to cut up one side of your shirt piece or pieces.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold your shirt piece or pieces in half (so you will have 4 layers of shirt). This makes it quicker to cut. Measure out 3 strips that are 1 1/2 inches tall.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut your strips.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gently pull on your strips until they curl into themselves. Do this all the way down the strip.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Line up the ends of your strips and measure 10 inches down. Tie a knot to hold all three strips together.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut off two of the end strips below the knot. You will now have just one strip below the knot. This will be one of the ties for your headband.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now you will need to anchor your strips to something so you can braid them. I pinned mine to Betty (my duct tape mannequin). Braid your strips together. When you have at least 15 inches of braid, tie another knot to secure your braid.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 9
    Step 9

    Do as you did in step 7 and cut off two of the strips below the knot. The remaining long strip will be the other tie for your headband.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 10
    Step 10

    Put your headband on and mark where you'd like your bow to sit.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now cut a piece of velcro that measures 1/4 inch tall. You can also use the round, sew on velcro pieces. I didn't have any so I used regular square velcro. I prefer to attach the rough side of the velcro to the headband. Stitch the velcro to the headband and set the headband aside.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now raid your scrap box. You will need to measure out 2, 3 inch by 3 1/2 inch rectangles. Cut them out.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 13
    Step 13

    With right sides together, stitch your rectangles together. Make sure you leave a hole in one of the long sides of the rectangle for turning. Turn your bow right side out once you have finished sewing.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 14
    Step 14

    Now that your bow is right side out, stitch around the very edge of the bow. This closes your turning hole and gives your bow a more finished look.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 15
    Step 15

    Find the middle of your bow and use a needle and thread to gather it. Pass your needle and thread through the middle of the bow a few times to secure your gathering.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 16
    Step 16

    Wrap a piece of wide, single fold bias tape around the middle of the bow. Stitch the bias tape to the bow with your sewing machine.

  • How to braid a headband. Braided Headband With Interchangeable Bows  - Step 17
    Step 17

    Now stitch the soft side of the velcro to the back side of your bow. When you're finished, attach your super cute bow to your braided headband. Now go make more bows, you know you want to!

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Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Thanks girl! Happy
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Ashleigh Davidson
Ashleigh Davidson · Arkadelphia, Arkansas, US · 12 projects
This is awesome!! GREAT (and economical) idea!
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Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
Thanks! I'm glad you love them. Happy
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Krafty Kokatie
Krafty Kokatie · Orangeville, Pennsylvania, US · 20 projects
KAW UTE !!!!!!
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sporkyllama
sporkyllama · Melbourne, Victoria, AU · 3 projects
What an amazing idea! Would definitely save on time and money, considering I was beginning to make numerous separate bow headbands. Thank you, and good job! ^_^
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