Non~slip headband tutorial

Today is my birthday so I thought I would share a tutorial with you! I have been making and wearing these non slip headbands for years and I love them as much now as I did when I first started making them!!! I have always struggled to keep headbands on my head but these stay put and do you want to know the secret…velvet!!! These are backed with velvet ribbon and it just grips your hair so it doesn’t slide around. As an added bonus, the velvet absorbs sweat while you are working out and then you can just throw them in the washing machine!

I will quit boring you now and just show you how to make them!

*I am going to show you how to make them with fabric but you can also make it super easy and just use ribbon!!! No need for interfacing if you use 7/8″ ribbon!!!

You will need:

  • 1 piece of knit fabric 1.75″ x 16″ plus interfacing the same size
  • 1 piece of 7/8″ velvet ribbon-16″ long
  • 1 6″ piece of elastic
  • not required but it does make life easier-wash away hem tape

Press the interfacing onto your knit fabric.

Fold the fabric in half and finger press to create a crease. Open it back up and you will fold each side into the center. *This is where I use the hem tape to hold it in place for sewing

Now your fabric should be the same width as your velvet ribbon!

Lay your velvet ribbon facing up and fabric facing down, then sandwich your elastic in between at one end. Stitch the end with a 1/4″ seam allowance.

Flip the pieces so they are wrong sides together. Topstitch, starting on the short end and down one long side but stop an inch or 2 from the bottom.

Now you will topstitch up the opposite side. Start at the end without the elastic but up an inch or two from the end. Stitch all the way up that side and back over the short end, making sure to backstitch.

Take your open end and fold both pieces in about 1/2″. Tuck the other end of your elastic in between the velvet and fabric.

Start topstitching where you ended before and end on the opposite side where you had started…make sure you backstitch at the beginning and end! I like to go over the elastic a couple times just to make sure it doesn’t wiggle loose. Trim your threads and you are finished!

How cute is this headband using up scraps of fabric from making a hoodie!!! I hope you enjoyed this easy, scrap busting project!

~Happy Sewing~