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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!
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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!