I made one headband for myself and one for my three year old. I used a double braid for mine and a single for my daughter. I think I like the single braid better.
The best part was letting my daughter choose the three fabrics she liked to make her headband.
Here are a few tips if you think you might like to make one:
- The tutorial doesn’t specify a width to use for your fabric strips. It doesn’t really matter, but I used 1” wide strips.
- Make sure you braid your fabric tightly or at least with the same amount of tension throughout the entire length of the fabric.
- If you are making the headband for a child, check the length of the finished braid and the length of the elastic before you sew everything together. I ended up using both a shorter braid and a shorter elastic length to fit my daughter’s head.
- The edges of the fabric will fray, but that adds to the charm of the headband.