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How To Make Braided/Woven Headband Instructions

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Surfing online, I found these instructions: How To Braid 5 Stand Bread.

I tried this technique using ribbon but it didn't turned out pretty so I changed "side strand over middle stands" to "side strand over then under middle stands". Here is what I got. Just following the step by step instruction below to make one yourself.

What you need: 5 x 24" long 3/8" ribbon, D-ring, fabric-tac, glue gun, braided headband base (or you can wrap 1" plastic headband with 3/8" ribbon), sissors.

 
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Secure 5 strands of ribbon on a D-ring. Then hang/tie D-ring somewhere so both of your hands are free to braid/weave. I'll name these 5 strands from left to right: SUPER DOTS, LOLLIPOP, SOLID, SWISS DOTS and STRIPES. The basic technique is to braid side strands OVER, then UNDER. When braiding, the printed ribbon is always face up.

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Bring STRIPES over SWISS DOTS.

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Then weave STRIPES under SOLID.

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Left side, bring SUPER DOTS over LOLLIPOP. It's OK if it doesn't look balanced because we'll cut the beginning part off later.

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Weave SUPER DOTS under STRIPES

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Again on right side, bring SWISS over SOLID.

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Weave SWISS under SUPER DOTS

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Left side, bring LOLLIPOP over STRIPES

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Then LOLLIPOP under SWISS DOTS.

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On right side, braid SOLID over SUPER DOTS, then under LOLLOPOP.

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On left, braid STRIPE over SWISS DOTS, then under SOLID.

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Continue until the braided stripe is about 17" long.

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Here is the closer look on one of the ends. Next we need to cut the extra ribbon.

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Cut SWISS DOTS, then use fabric-tac to glue SWISS DOTS and LOLLIPOP together.

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Cut LOLLIPOP, then use fabric-tac to glue LOLLIPOP and SOLID together.

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Cut SUPER DOTS then glue SOLID and SUPER DOTS together.

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Cut STRIPES and glue LOLLIPOP and STRIPES together

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Cut SOLID and glue LOLLIPOP and SOLID together. Seal the ribbon ends.

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Cover the braided headband base with this braided ribbon stripe. Then repeat step 14-18 to trim the extra length and finish the other end.

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Use fabric-tac or glue gun to glue the end of braided stripe on headband base as shown.
kokosalexa1 year ago
Be nice so-called "grooooovy"
grooooovy4 years ago
Hi, here's an instructables group you might be interested in- it's called "fashion"
grooooovy4 years ago
This would be adorable on a four-year old!