Sometimes it’s a never ending supply of different hair accessories in our house and at other times, when no one wants anything other than a long swinging ponytail for weeks on end, I can’t seem to find any of the hundreds of hair bobbles I’ve bought or made!
Recently it seems to have been a hairband phase and I thought I’d have a go at making a head wrap which I’ve planned to do for ages. This is our regular go to headband to make but I really wanted to give the head wrap style a try!
I had bought a nightie from the charity shop which I thought would make a great summery fabric for a long headband wrap.
// I cut a strip 7 inches wide at the widest part of my nightie. Ideally I wanted to make a wrap 70 inches long but this was about 64 or so. If you’re making one from regular fabric and want to tie a generous bow then stick to the 70 inches if you can. If you haven’t the length, you can sew two shorter pieces together to create the 70 inches.
// Fold the fabric in half (so it is 3.5 inches wide) and press.
// Fold in half lengthways and, using a sharp pair of fabric scissors, narrow the ends. By folding the two ends together lengthways, this keeps the the wrap symmetrical…I narrowed them to about 1.5 inches as I wanted to see the different layers when wrapped around the head.
// Sew along the open edge, leaving a gap of 2 inches to push the fabric the right side out.
// When turned, press and slip stitch the gap closed.