Football Headband DIY (Free Pattern)

Football Headband DIY | happy together
It’s that time of the year for football and I decided to whip up a football headband and see how it turned out. Fortunately it came out cute! It’s created using my free double sided headband pattern (which is in kid and adult size) with the simple addition of some hand embroidery. It also doesn’t take long to make at all. These would be fun to wear to football games or on game days at home. I made mine simple, but you could add a team fabric or colors for the back part that covers the elastic.

Football Headband DIY | happy together To make a football headband you will need:

  • Free Double Sided Headband Pattern PDF printed out (see here for download)
  • 1/4 yard of brown fabric (or fabrics of your choice)
  • Scissors
  • Elastic (Adult size: 5.5 to 6 inches of 1/2″ or 3/4″ elastic [this can be adjusted if needed], Kid size: 5.5 to 6 inches of 1/2″ or 3/4″ elastic)
  • Iron
  • White Embroidery Thread
  • Embroidery Needle
  • Safety Pin
  • Sewing machine and accessories

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Start by cutting out all of your fabric pieces. You will have two of each part.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Prepare your needle and thread to sew on the football lines. I like mine thicker, so I loop it and knot the ends together.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Sew one line straight across. I wanted my “football” to be more on one side, so I made this line 1.75″ from the bottom. If you have enough thread, go to the next step. If not, knot it and trim the excess and rethread your needle.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Now sew a line in the middle. I made mine 2″ long, but you can make it longer or shorter depending on preference.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Next, sew the lines that go across that one (I made 6) and then sew on one more straight line across. I made that one the same distance between as the other one. Knot the thread and cut off the excess.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Now place the two top pieces right sides facing and sew down the sides. Do the same for the elastic cover pieces. Turn both of these right side out.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Iron both.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Attach the safety pin to the elastic and pull through the cover. Once the non-safety pin side is right at the fabric edge, hold it in place and sew. Then remove the safety pin and sew that end as well. Just make sure the elastic is even with the fabric edges on that end as well.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Turn the ends of the headband in just enough so no raw edges show. Iron.

Football Headband DIY | happy together
Place one end of the covered elastic in an opening and sew in place. I just put it in far enough to cover the seam from the step two pictures above. Then push the fabric in on the other end of the elastic and sew that side in the last opening. Pull elastic to even out the fabric cover and you are done!

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Free Heart Animals Pattern

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
Here is a free heart animals pattern for you to use in honor of Valentines Day, which is so close! Of course, these heart animals are for any time of the year really, but are inspired by this love filled holiday.

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
I picked some of my children’s favorite animals to create: a fox, cat, lamb, owl, and deer. They are an easy sew and if you have scrap fabrics these are a great project to use them on. To create your own heart animals, you will need the following:

  • Fabric (scraps or a fat quarter for each)
  • Felt or Other None Fraying Fabrics (like leather/faux leather, fleece, iron on vinyl, etc) for faces, noses, and ears.
  • Safety Eyes (or use felt circles or embroidery if these are for younger children)
  • Glue, Felt Scraps, Seam Ripper, and Marker (if using safety eyes)
  • Embroidery Thread and Needle
  • Stuffing
  • Sewing Machine
  • Coordinating Thread
  • Iron
  • Hand Sewing Needle
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Free Heart Animals Pattern PDF Download

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
Start by cutting out your pattern and using that to cut out the pieces from your chosen materials. The pattern pieces have how many of each you will need to cut. As you can see I used all kinds of stuff I had on hand. I use mostly cottons for the body but did use a linen fabric on the owl. I used acrylic felt mostly for faces and ears, but also used wool felt, fleece, faux leather from a purse I had cut up, and iron on vinyl.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Iron your main heart fabric. If you need to iron felt, I suggest placing fabric on top of it before pressing. Then place the heart face on top middle of a heart body piece and sew in place.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
If you are using iron on vinyl, you can iron that on now.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Sew on the nose.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
If your animal has ears, place them where you would like them.

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Then fold them down and pin in place. Sew very close to the edge just to keep them in place.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Note: If you are making a deer, you will need to pinch the rounded bottom and sew in place.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Now place your eyes on. You can sew on felt circles or embroider eyes if this is for a little one. Other wise, add the safety eyes. Mark where they are to go.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Use a seam ripper to cut just enough of an opening for the eyes to go through. On the back, add some glue around the opening.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Cut a small piece of felt and cut a slit in the middle. Place the eye piece through the felt and let the glue dry this in place. Add the plastic eye backing. Note: I have used safety eyes a lot and find adding the glue and felt helps keep it even more secure.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Next embroider on any features you would like to add such as a mouth, eye lashes, whiskers, etc.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Take the face……

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together and place the heart back on top, right sides facing, and pin in place. I suggest doing it with the eyes up as it’s easier to sew and remove pins this way.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Sew all around the heart (1/4″ seam allowance, which is included in pattern) except to leave a small opening big enough to turn the heart right side out.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Trim notches around the curves of the heart shape.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Turn right side out and push at seams to make sure it is all out.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Fill the heart animal with stuffing until desired size is achieved.

Free Pattern: Heart Animals | happy together
Hand sew the opening shut.

Free Heart Animals Pattern | happy together
Now you have a cute little heart animal! I hope you enjoy this free heart animals pattern. Share pics on the Happy Together facebook page or use #happytogetherbyjess on social media to share your creation.

-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