Sew Cute

To continue the "A Week of Sewing" for the holidays blog post series, I have a fast and fun gift project. For most of us, it gets crazy around the holiday and you don't always have a lot of time to sew but still want to make something special. Here's a great little project that will take minutes to make and help you use up some of those trims you have piling up in your stash of sewing notions. 

This is a great stocking stuffer and I guarantee you will know plenty of girls young and old that will love wearing them. I have a bunch of vintage ribbons and trims so this was a great way to use my pretty trims. Lace can also be used but make sure it is sturdy enough to be handled and worn.

Materials List

(For one headband)

  • 24" length new or vintage decorative ribbon
  • 24" length ready-made bias tape or grosgrain ribbon for liner (same width as ribbon) 
  • Hair elastic



Use the decorative ribbon to measure a comfortable fit for a headband. Trim length so short ends touch. Use that measurement to trim liner from ready-made bias tape or grosgrain ribbon to same size.


Make Headband

STEP 1 With wrong sides together, sew the decorative ribbon to liner with a ⅛" seam on both long sides. 

STEP 2 Fold a short end under ¼" toward liner. Fold again ½" toward liner and over hair elastic. Stitch to secure. Repeat on other end to create a continuous loop.