DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

This is the Second post of our DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume series. Follow the link below for the previous in the series:

This DIY is very adaptable. It is a jumping off point. I will give you the basic “how to”, you take it from there and make it your own.

HEAD BAND

what you need:

  • fabric (44 -46 inches wide)
  • elastic (I used 3/4 inch)
  • sewing machine
  • thread
  • safety pin

1st: Cut a strip of fabric double the width of your elastic plus a 1/2 inch for seam allowance
ex: my elastic was 3/4 inch. 3/4 in doubled is 1 1/2 inch. Then I added 1/2 inch equaling 2 inches total.

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

2nd: Fold strip in half right sides facing in

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

3rd: Sew along raw edge using a 1/4 inch seam allowance

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

4th: Turn right side out using safety pin

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

5th: Use safety pin to feed elastic through fabric casing

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

6th: measure to fit

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

7th: Trim excess elastic and fabric and zig zag stitch elastic together

*zig zag stitch is important because it allows for a slight stretch

8th: overlap fabric ends, tuck raw edges in and sew with zig zag stitch

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

and you are finished! You made a head band.

I chose to take this head band a step further by using the left over tulle in our next DIY: Baby’s First Halloween Costume Tutu! Check back tomorrow!

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band