KYLIE AND THE MACHINE | FREE TUTORIAL Comfy Knotted Headband Pattern
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FREE TUTORIAL Comfy Knotted Headband Pattern

So my husband bought me a beautiful knotted, elasticised headband from a well-known big, bright and bold Australian designer. It has been the most comfortable headband I’ve ever worn, I think actually my head is a strange shape because usually a headband won’t stay on my head! Then it kind of fell apart 🙁

I like the idea of having a headband in my wardrobe because sometimes you just need to accessorise (and let’s be honest, sometimes you are a little overdue for hair washing) So I went back to the shop and saw that it cost $40! I decided to make my own and share it with you guys 🙂

Start with 2 pieces of fabric each measuring 7″x18″ – I’ve used a scuba print fabric, but you could use anything, something with body or if you’re using a floppy fabric you may want to interface it.

You’ll also need a scrap of elastic, mine is 3/4″ (2cm) but a little wider would be fine too.


Fold fabric in half

Sew together the long side only with a seam allowance of 1/2″

With the seam pressed open, fold fabric like shown, pin, and sew closed.

Clip the corners


Turn both tubes right side out, use a chopstick if needed to push out the corners.

Cut elastic to 5″


On the right side of the tube (the side that doesn’t have the seam) pin the elastic to the centre of the raw edge.


Baste at approx 3/8″ (1cm)


Fold to the wrong side


Fold one side in

Fold other side in, to enclose the raw edges of the fabric and elastic.

Pin, and sew. (Having a walking foot is handy for this step)

Do same for the other side, you have finished sewing!

Tie in a knot!!
And you’re done 🙂 You could also do a couple of hand stitches if you wanted the bow to sit more flat on your band.