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

  • DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Onesie Applique

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.

HEADBAND

what you need:

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 inches. 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 a safety pin

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band

5th: Use a safety pin to feed elastic through a 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 headband.

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

DIY Baby’s First Halloween Costume: Head Band