Medical Headbands




Introduction: Medical Headbands

These headbands are great for medical professionals who need to wear a mask all shift and experience discomfort on their ears.


Knit fabric

2 medium to large flat buttons


Step 1: Cut Your Fabric

1. Cut knit fabric. I used a heavy weight jersey type fabric with a moderate stretch. I cut them to be 8 “ x 21”. This can vary by the weight and stretch of your fabric.

Step 2: Fold Fabric

1. Fold the fabric with the right sides together lengthwise (like a hot dog).

Step 3: Sew the Long Seam

Sew the seam using a stretch stitch with a ¼” seam allowance.

Step 4: Seam Allowance

Leave a 1” allowance on each end of the seam.

This will form a tube of fabric.

Step 5: Turn Fabric

1. Turn tube of fabric right side out.

Step 6: Pin the Short Ends

1. Pin the short ends (where you left it unsewn) with the right sides together. Sew a ¼” seam allowance with the stretch stitch.

Step 7: Turn Right Side Out.

1. Remove pins and turn right side out with the seam in the middle of the inside of the ring.

Step 8: Stitch the Opening Closed.

1. Stitch the opening closed by hand.

Step 9: Sew on Buttons

1. Sew large buttons about 2 ½ “ from the back seam toward the top edge of the band.

Step 10: Finished!

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    Alex in NZ
    Alex in NZ

    1 year ago

    This is brilliant. Also, because of the way the mask hooks over the buttons, it is more intuitive to remove the mask the proper way. Thank you for sharing your design :-)