This instructable will show you how to sew an elastic hair band and matching barrettes. This hair band will fit an adult; you can easily change this to fit a child.
You will need about 1/8 of a yard of fabric, two metal barrettes/ clips, and a six inch piece of soft elastic.
Step 1: Preparing the materials
On a piece of paper, trace around the barrettes. Then add about 1/4 inch all around to make the barrette pattern.
Cut fabric as follows for an adult-sized hairband
1 piece: 15 x 5.5 inches
1 piece: 10 x 2.5 inches
1 piece elastic: 6 inches
2 pieces of the barrette pattern. Then snip off about 1/4 inch from the "non-pointy" end, as shown in the picture.
Cut fabric as follows for a child-sized hairband
1 piece 15 x 5.5 inches
1 piece: 8 x 2.5 inches
1 piece elastic: 4 inches