You will need the following:
a little more than 1/8 fleece (or jersey knit)
washable marking pen
Fusible interfacing (optional)
Download the free pattern below.
Video Tutorial Here – written below:
Fleece Flapper Headband Wide – Fleece Headband Pattern tutorial
1 – Cut out Pattern
Print up the pattern (you can get assembly instructions here)
Cut out pattern piece.
Optional – (added on 2/8/11) – on one end of the band iron a scrap of fusible interfacing to reinforce where you will put your button or button-like hole. See flapper headband slim pattern for picture.
Turn edges under a half inch. Using a .25 seam and straight stitch around the band.
2 – Add button and button (like) hole
If this band is for you I recommend wrapping it around your head to see where to place the button and the button hole. If you are making this for someone else I suggest making two holes so there is some play in the size.
At one end of the headband and using the button as a guide mark the top and bottom of the button. Move one dot a third closer ( the fleece will really stretch since we haven’t reinforced it and we’re not making a button hole).
Draw a straight line between the dots (this will help you make a neater box).
I am feeling lazy so I’m not doing a button hole today. Just make a small box using your guides with a zigzag stitch. Snip a slit in your box. Sew the button to the other side of the headband and your done!
3 – If you want to add a flower
I like to make the flowers removable so you can wash the headband (make build up). Sew a small triangle (like you did for the button only much smaller – see my thumb?). And Cut a slit. Now your flower can slide perfectly into place! More fun variations of the flapper headband are coming! Keep checking in with Fleece Fun!