10 Minute Knotted Headband {tutorial}

Got 10 minutes? Need a new accessory? Never fear, the easy headband is here! And I’ve got a tutorial just for you. I love the food aspect of my blog but I also want to share my crafty side.



This is the headband that I grab on the way out of the door when it’s a bad hair day. This headband would make a great gift for little girls or girls who are young at heart. Even if you gift it, on a piece of cardboard, it still looks pretty nice!


You can make one in just 10 minutes if you decide to hand sew or less time than that if you’re using a sewing machine.

Ready to get sewing?


10 Minute Knotted Headband Tutorial

There are two variations to this headband. I’ll show you the basic knot and then show you how to add the bow at the end.


1 yard of stretchy fabric (needs to contain synthetic material such as spandex)

Tape Measure


Sewing Machine/Hand sewing supplies




1.  Lay out your fabric on a flat surface. Make sure your fabric stretches and does not fray when cut since this headband does not require elastic or hemming to prevent fraying.

2. Measure around your head. Place the tape measure at an angle to replicate where your headband will sit on your head.

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Here, the measurement was 23″.

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3. Take the measurement and add 2 inches to accommodation the seam allowance and the length of the knot. 23 inches + 2 inches = 25 inches.

4. Decide how thick you want your headband to be. In this picture, the headband shown has a width of 5″.

5. Mark the fabric according to those dimensions (mine was 5 x 25). I used a piece of soap to mark off my fabric. I placed dashes along the measurement to help me cut straighter.

6. Cut the fabric according to the marks you made.

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7. Lay out this strip of fabric and find the middle. Tie a single knot roughly in the middle (it doesn’t have to be perfect).

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8. Match up the ends of the fabric with wrong sides facing out. This means that the patterned side you want to see on the outside is folded inside at the moment. For me, the white side was facing out while the polka dots were hidden from view. When you fold the sides together, the fabric may seem slightly twisted. This is okay.

Camping 'n Crafting 1789. Pin and sew. On a sewing machine, sew at 5/8″ seam allowance. If you’re hand sewing, sew a seam about 1/2 ” into the fabric.

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10. Cut threads. Turn headband right side out. Try it on to make sure it fits. If it hugs your head snugly but not tightly, you’re good to go! Make sure to trim the inner seam.

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Want a Minny Mouse style bow?

Cut a 2″ x 8″ strip of fabric. Fold it in half. Seam ends together with right sides facing in. Turn inside out so that pattern is facing out. You will now have a loop. Tuck this loop inside the knot. Now, you’ll have a perfect looking bow. Very Disney worthy.

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Have a wonderful weekend!




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