During a recent “What are you working on’s”, Allison shared this amazing Rockabilly headband and so many of you wanted to learn more! So, I asked Allison to join us today and share her process.
Rockabilly Headband Tutorial
This project is for all levels.
Skill Level- 1 Button
- Electrical Tape
*Note: A wire coat hanger can be used, although Allison prefers a thinner wire from her local hardware store.
- Sewing machine
- Knitting needle or chopstick
- Basic sewing supplies
- Cut a piece of fabric measuring 32″ x 4″. Fold in half to create a 32″ x 2″ rectangle, right sides facing; iron along fold.
- Fold end over to create a point, press and cut along fold line.
- Sew along fabric from end to end, leaving a gap in the middle for inserting wire. (I left 2 1/2″ for easy turning and clipped corners to reduce bulk.)
- Turn headband right side out, and gently use knitting needle to push corners out. Press.
- Cut wire 5″ longer fabric at point. Twist each end to create a loop and secure in place with electrical tape.
- Slip wire in place, and sew opening closed.
Since Lady A likes to wear her hair in a high bun we made our headband smaller. We cut our fabric 16″ x 4″. This is long enough to wrap around your bun once and twist like the main picture. This project is extremely easy to make and a great way to use up scraps. The smaller size that we made is perfectly sized for fat quarters.
A big THANK YOU to Allison Coulson for sharing her Rockabilly headband tutorial with us. I created the headband featured for Lady A in just a few minutes.
ps- The fabric is direct from my stash and was made in Anna Maria Horner’s True Colors Collection.
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