Looking for an utterly enchanting look? Lace can prettify almost anything so why not make your own lovely headband in just a few easy steps with this 15 minutes lace headband tutorial.
DIY Lace Headband
I love making stuff and I’m practically my daughter’s slave! So when she asks me to create something for her, I naturally proceed to making, in a blink of an eye. She wanted some pretty headbands so she would look beautiful for her dad when they’ll meet up (Which brings me to some awesome news. We’re going to travel again and spend two months cruising the Caribbean with Mr. hubs!! That’s a lot of beach time, you guys!)
I wanted something cute and pretty for her but also something that would say “Hey, I’m not a baby anymore!” so I made two lace headbands in two different colors and with two different types of flowers.
If you stopped by yesterday, you’ve probably read the red fabric flowers tutorial, if not, you can find it here.
These can be worn with or without the flowers but I think the flowers add more personality and interest, without them the headband is just too plain. You can sew or stitch the flower on or you can attach it with a safety pin so you can easily remove it when you’re not feeling like looking too sweet.
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Lace Headband Tutorial
- lace (I used cotton crochet for the white headband, and stretch lace for the red one)
- hair tie
- flower (tutorial here for the red flower)
- scraps of pink fleece, batting and tulle for the pink flower
- matching thread
- sewing machine
- pinking shears
- Cut your lace according to these measurements: Kids – 6 to 12 months = 15″/38 cm; 18m to 2T = 16″/40cm; 3T to 5T = 17″/43cm; 6 to 8 y = 18″/45cm; Adults = 19″/48cm.
- Fold the ends of the lace around the hair tie and pin in place. I folded about 1″= 2.5 cm on both ends
- Sew the ends back and forth a couple of times, as close to the hair tie as possible, then sew again back and forth 1/2″ away from this stitch.
- Attach the flower on, either by stitching or through a safety pin. For the pink flower I used a method slightly different than on the red flower. I used a strip of pink fleece of about 7″x2″ and cut scallops along one edge.
- Then I hand stitched along the opposite edge (the straight edge) and gathered until both ends would meet. I retouched one of the petals which was a bit too big and then I joined the end petals through a couple of stitches.
- Then I cut a circle out of batting using my pinking shears, a couple of circles out of tulle and another tiny circle out of batting. I stitched the tulle to make a small flower (tutorial here) then I put all layers on top of each other (face up in this order: batting, pink flower, tulle flower, tiny batting circle) and stitched together through the middle.
- And you’re done! Enjoy your beautiful lace headband! I was so excited about how pretty my little girl looked I just couldn’t stop taking photos (and of course, she disapproved; are we done yet, mom?)