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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

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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

happy cat3 years ago
these look awesome. i remember me and my cousin went out shopping for ones exactly like these a few weeks ago. thank god we didnt find anything :p
Vandoodle4 years ago
thanks again!My girls helped as well, they are 13 & 15 and this was a great way to show them how to use the sewing machine!
Turrean (author)  Vandoodle4 years ago
Lovely! They look great!
Vandoodle4 years ago
Just made one of these! One of the easiest nicest looking headbands EVER! Thanks for posting!