6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
I have been making a handful double sided fabric headbands lately and wanted to share a few ways you can style them. Sometimes it can be hard to envision how something might look unless we have a good visual of it so here are six ways that you can wear this headband. If you have styled your headband a different way, please share! You can link here in the comments or tag me and use #happytogetherbyjess on social media to share. A big thanks to my friend Dorothy for modeling for me!

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Number 1.
Let’s start with the wrap around way pictured above. It’s really easy to do.

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Tease the top back of your hair if you like for a little added oomph. Put the headband on like in the picture above.

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Starting with the hair closest to your face, wrap over the headband. Keep adding more and more hair as you wrap it.

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Once it is all wrapped, fuss with it a bit to get it nice and even if needed and use bobby pins to hold stray hair in place.

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together 6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Number 2.
You can do the hair wrap around with just the top half of your hair for a slightly different look.

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Number 3.
Adding a headband when wearing your hair up in a bun takes that bun to a new level. A better level. This is great for those days when your hair might not be at the top of its game, but you want a little more than just a plain ol bun.

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Number 4
. Add a headband to your ponytail style!

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Number 5.
Braids are still super in right now and you can add a headband to many of the styles. I did a simple dutch braid (which is like a reverse french braid) on my friend. As you can see, my braiding skills are not the greatest, but I’m working on it haha.

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together
Number 6.
Plain and simple. Wear it with your hair down. Pull out some hair in the front for a side swept bang look (even if you don’t have long bangs you can do this).

Be inspired as you wear your headband now and if you haven’t made one yet try one out. There is an adult size and a child size pattern available.

-Jess

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern Now Available

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together
I know I know…. It took me more than three years to do this!!!! haha But, I did. I designed a free kid size pattern for the Double Sided Fabric Headband, which is one of my most popular posts on this blog. You can go download the pattern here and follow all the same instructions as the adult size one, except for #9. These would make great presents (you know, Christmas is coming up! Hello stocking stuffer!). And they are also great little stash busters. -Jess

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together J: “hey miss E.”

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together J: “This is crazy, but mom finally made that headband pattern for us!”

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together E: “Say what?!?!? That’s AMAZING!”

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together J: “I know! I love you little sis.”

Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together Free Kid Size Double Sided Fabric Headband Pattern | happy together
You can also now see 6 different ways to style these headbands! Share your creation #happytogetherbyjess Happy sewing! -Jess

6 Ways to Style the Double Sided Fabric Headband | happy together

Knotted Bow Tutorial

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

I have two little girls so there are never enough hair bows. I have about two boxes full, but I still make and buy hair accessories all the time. The bonus is that they actually like wearing things in their hair. I wanted to try a different way to make a hair bow and was quite pleased with the result. The best part? It’s such an easy hair bow to make! And it’s a great way to use up scraps too.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY
Easy Knotted Bows DIY

I made some big ones and some little ones. The bigger ones were easier to do when it came to the knotting, but the small is doable. It just might take a bit more strength getting it pulled tight enough. Especially if you are using a thick material.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

First, let’s talk how to make bows with non fraying materials like felt, fleece, and thicker knit fabric. These just need to be cut into the correct size. Grab your scissors and cut a 1.5″ x 4.5″ piece for a small bow or a 3″ x 7.5″ piece for a big one.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

Then just tie them in a knot. Make sure the knot is in the middle. Fluff out the edges and you are all done.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

If using fabric, it’s best to sew two pieces together. You also want to cut the two fabric pieces larger than what is stated above to make room for the seam allowance. I added about one inch to each measurement for this. Place the two pieces together, right sides facing. Sew around the edges, leaving an opening in the middle of one of the longer sides. Cut small notches on the corners for a prettier point when it’s turned.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

Turn right side out and fold in edges at opening. Sew opening closed. If you made sure to leave your opening in the middle like I did, the sewn part will end up in the knot and not be seen. Otherwise you can hand sew using a slip stitch to shut the opening so no thread will be visible.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

Then knot the fabric. I found it harder to knot the fabric as it didn’t have as much flexibility as the other materials. It is still cute though and works out in the end.

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

Now that you have your bows you can add whatever you want to them. I used some hair accessories I had in my stash like an elastic headband and different hair clips/bobby pin. You could also make these into bow ties if you wanted or add it to a present. They are so easy to make they are great little presents (or present toppers) when in a rush.
-Jess

Easy Knotted Bows DIY

No Sew Braided Headbands DIY

I have a few diy’s that I’m hoping to share on the blog in time for making Christmas gifts. This is one that is really simple, requires few materials, and can be made without sewing! Of course, you could sew certain parts if you are a sewer and want to, but it’s totally optional.

no sew braided headbands diy

First of all, start with measuring your head where a headband would sit. If you don’t have a measuring tape or you are making them as gifts, you can use my measurements. Since they are stretchy from the elastic, it should fit most adult heads. I will also share my girls head measurements. Just know, Miss E (the 2 year old), has a big head. It’s always in the 98% for head sizes her age. So if making one for a toddler you might want to consider that ;) lol.
Mine was 23.5″. Miss J (my 6 year old) was 20″ and miss E was 18″.

Materials:
-Fabric
-Elastic ponytail holder
-Glue (hot glue or fabric glue will do)
-Measuring tape

1. You want to cut at least 3 strips that are double the length of your head measurement and about 1″ wide. You can make the width larger or smaller depending on what you want. I made the ones on mine a little bigger so it would be thicker. If you don’t have super long pieces of fabric, you can tie them together (or sew them together).
2. Place all three strips together and loop through an elastic. Leave enough to knot the fabric two times. There will be some extra fabric on the end, but we will take care of that later.
3. Start to braid as close as possible to the knot. Make it loose or tight, however you like. I prefered mine on the tighter side. Don’t worry if you tied any pieces together and they are sticking out at this point. Some might get braided in though.
4. Braid until the braid and the length of the elastic ponytail holder is equal to the head measurement you took earlier. My elastics weren’t too stretchy, so this worked perfectly. If yours has a lot of stretch, test it on your head and see if you want the braid shorter.
5. There will be enough fabric on the end to loop through the elastic and knot two times on that end. Trim any pieces sticking out.
6. Use glue to help secure knots in place. Make sure it is dry before putting on head.
*Instead of knotting fabric on, you can simple fold the fabrics over the elastics and sew them there.

no sew braided headbands diy

This would be a perfect gift to make in bulk for all your girl friends or little girls in your life. Have fun making some :)
-Jess

Spring Sunshine in Their Hair

Spring is Here

The weather has been so pretty these past few days. We have been going outside each evening and soaking in the warm sun rays. Today I grabbed my camera and took some pics of the girls wearing these beautiful hair accessories from ClipIts Design.

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If you remember, she sent us some last year and I loved them. So I feel really blessed to have some more from Joanna, the creator of these lovely pieces.

Spring is Here

One of my favorite places in our yard right now is this clover patch. I asked my hubby not to cut when he mowed the grass and he so graciously obliged.

It has grown into such a beautiful spot, so plush and fun to jump into.

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Miss E will sit there forever and just pick the clovers. I love this above pic because it’s so them! E is not big into miss J hugging or kissing her most of the time, but loves her so much.

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J really turned on her model self today and was actually posing for me. Usually it’s more like “okay go run over there and tell me a silly joke” coming from me to get something for pics. Today she was like, “Mom, take a picture of me like this.” She’s growing up even more I tell you.

Spring is Here

They both love the flower headbands and kept them on their heads all afternoon. They are so soft on their sweet heads.

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Joanna also sent these really cute pea hair clips and carrot hair clip/pin. Miss J is wearing a Draped Cardigan that I made. We pinned it up with the pin for a cute style.

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It’s so her. She loves gardens and she loves these pieces.

Spring is Here

We can’t wait until we get our garden restarted here soon too.

Spring is Here

We actually have a lot of volunteers that came back and are growing again though. I have a lot of lettuce regrowing in particular. We have been using it on our burgers, for salads, and more. Now I need to find some other things to add in the garden. Do you have a favorite thing to plant?

Spring is Here

Thank you Joanna for the girls gifts!!! We love them :)
Don’t forget to check out ClipIts Etsy shop here and facebook page. You can also use the code BACKFOR15 to receive 15% off your purchase from her Etsy shop.
-Jess