Poofy Cheeks: No Sew Jersey Knit Headband Tutorial–2 Ways

April 18, 2013

No Sew Jersey Knit Headband Tutorial–2 Ways

I am in love with all of the jersey knit headbands that are super popular right now. What I don’t love – the price. During my last trip to Joann’s they had some fun jersey knit prints that I couldn’t resist. Once I saw them I immediately knew I wanted to make my own trendy headbands for Delilah and some of my expecting friends. I am so happy with how quick and easy they were to make. Next time I make it to Joann Fabrics I am going to pick up some other prints too!
No Sew Jersey Headband Tutorials
So I am going to show you two different headbands I made. In the image below there are the two on the bottom and top and then the two in the middle.
How to make no-sew jersey knit headbands
For these headbands you will need the following supplies:
  • Jersey Knit fabric (I bought a third of a yard and have half left after making all four headbands)
  • Scissors
  • Cutting mat
  • Rotary cutter
First I am going to show you how to make the middle headbands with the fringe knot. I made these headbands to fit newborn babies and wanted them to be about 14-15 inches when finished. Adjust the size for older girls and adults.
How to make no-sew jersey knit headbands
I purchased 1/3 of a yard which meant that my fabric was 12 inches wide. I cut off a piece 18 inches long which gave me a piece 12x18 inches. I then cut that piece into 3 inch strips to give me four strips that measured 18x3 inches. (You only need two strips per headband so four strips will make two headbands.)DSC_0327
Now lay one strip horizontal with the right side down. Take the other strip and fold it in half with the wrong sides facing and place it centered vertically onto the other piece like the picture below.
Take the first strip and fold it in half sandwiching the other strip in the middle.
Now you are going to take the vertical piece and pull the two ends together and to the right.
Now grab the two ends from both sides and tie a knot. Jersey knit has a lot of give so at first it might look small but just keep adjusting until it looks right. Then take a pair of scissors and fringe the ends.
The second headband is even easier than the first! This time you only need one strip. I made this one to fit Delilah who is 5 months old. I wanted it to be at least 15 inches so she can get some wear out of it. I cut my strip for this headband 4x20 inches.
Then I folded the piece with wrong sides facing and knotted the two ends.
How to make no-sew jersey knit headbands
Delilah looked so cute in her new headband, but as you can see in this picture she wasn’t feeling to well. I am heading out now to take her to the pediatrician. We were up all night with her – coughing, watering eyes and all stuffed up.
I hope you enjoy this tutorial – I would love to see how your headbands turn out so please share pictures with me!
How to make no-sew jersey knit headbands

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  1. So cute! It even matches her pacifier!

  2. HI Dear, could you please suggest where you bought the jersey knitted fabric for this headbands?

    1. HI! I bought this fabric at Joann Fabrics. I was there recently and they have a lot of cute new jersey knit fabrics :)


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