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Scraps of Jersey Knit fabric make a great headband!
Keep your hair out of your face while you work out AND use up fabric scraps. Perfecto!

Posted by A Happy Stitch (Melissa Q.) Published See A Happy Stitch (Melissa Q.)'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a fabric headband. Easy Workout Headband - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a strip of 2-way or 4-way stretchy (at least 25% stretch or more) knit jersey sized 4″ by 19″.

    Fold it in half lengthwise and using your walking foot, a jersey sewing needle and a tight zigzag stitch sew with a 3/8″ seam allowance along the length leaving 1/2″ unsewn at each end.

  • How to make a fabric headband. Easy Workout Headband - Step 2
    Step 2

    Turn the tube right sides out and align both short ends with each other, right-sides together. Make sure not to twist the length of the band while you do this. (See how that extra 1/2″ at the end makes it smoother to join these together?)

  • How to make a fabric headband. Easy Workout Headband - Step 3
    Step 3

    Stitch (the same zigzag stitch) along the entire short end with a 3/8″ seam allowance. This require awkwardly maneuvering the fabric by sewing a little, rearranging the fabric to be sewn and continuing on like that the whole length of the stitch.

  • How to make a fabric headband. Easy Workout Headband - Step 4
    Step 4

    Flip the bit you have just sewn inside the tube. Press the whole thing with an iron making sure to iron the raw edges inwards.

  • How to make a fabric headband. Easy Workout Headband - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using the same tight zigzag stitch, sew this opening closed by sewing only the open section of the seam. It won’t be super pretty but you want the headband to stretch.

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