DIY Wire Headband
- strip of fabric of about 4″ x 32″ (similar owl fabric I used for the bun wrap here)
- gauge wire
- round nose pliers
- cutting pliers
- sewing ruler
- matching thread
- sewing machine
- optional – zipper foot
- optional – pattern
- Download the pattern (or make your own) and cut your fabric on the fold.
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- Cut the wire double the length of the fabric strip plus 1″.
- Fold the fabric in half, lengthwise, with the wrong side out and sew around the raw edge with 1/4″ allowance, leaving about 2″ open (so you can insert the wire later on).
- Make some notches on the round corners and do a straight cut on the tip as shown in the photos below. Just make sure you don’t cut through the seam.
- Then iron the seam on one side.
- Turn the fabric right side out and gently push the corners then iron.
- Take the end of the wire coil and pull it with both hands to straighten it. Place it on the fabric and use pliers to bend the wire according to the shape of the fabric. Make sure to start from the open long side and finish there.
- When you reach the starting point twist edges together to close the shape. Wrap the edges inwards to create a loop and wrap a little piece of fabric around the loop. Secure with a few stitches.
- Push the wire in the fabric and into the folds until you have a good fitting then take it to the sewing machine (you may need to use a zipper foot here). You may find it useful to use pins and keep the wire in place.
- Push the wire towards the seam with your fingers and sew a top stitch. Begin stitching about 1/” away from the chunky part of the wire overlap twist and finish 1/2″ before. Be very careful to keep the needle away from the wire, especially in the corners.
- Hand sew the open part too.
- You’re done! And check out how cute you look!
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