- Sewing machine (or you can hand sew this if you have the patience)
- Lace Material (1/4 to 1/2 a yard to be safe)
- Thin elastic pieces or a thin elastic headband
- Needle & Thread (you will need to do a very small amount of hand-sewing)
Step 1: Cut out Pieces of Material for Lace Bow Headband
Also, please note that your head may not be the same size as mine. To be safe, you may want to cut the elastic piece an inch or two longer than my recommended length, so you can then fit it, and cut it to the right size according to your head size!
Pieces Needed and Measurements:
- Main headband piece: 18 inches long, 5 inches high
- Bow: 6 inches long by 6 inches high
- Band: 4 inches long by 2 inches high
- Elastic Pieces: 1/4 of an inch thick and 4 1/2 inches long (please leave an inch or two longer so you can adjust to your head size)
Step 2: Sew the Seams
Lastly, take your bow piece which is folded in half and you should have pins along the right and left edges. Sew along those edges, then flip it right side out. You will need to do the final seam on the outside of the piece - which is fine and not noticeable once completed. Please see images for more details.
Step 3: Sewing Elastic to the Main Headband Piece
Step 4: Sewing the Bow onto the Lace Headband
If you want the headband to look like mine in the photos, please measure 4 1/2 inches up from the left side of the main headband piece (not from the elastic but from where the lace headband starts). This will be where you place your bow. You'll need to refer to the images for full details once again - but basically, take the bow and squeeze it in your hand to shape it the way you want it. Hold it to the main headband piece with the top seam towards where the back of the headband will be. Then you'll need to take the band piece and wrap it around both the bow and the main headband piece until you are happy with how it looks. Fold the last 1/4 of an inch or so underneath (and this should be underneath the bow) so you can hand sew it in place. See pictures please!
The very final step is this - you'll want to hand sew in two more places. The ends of the bows should be sewn down to the main headband piece - it will just take a few stitches to secure it so it doesn't stick up in the air, rather lies nicely on your head! If you have questions, please let me know!