Fleece Flapper Headband Wide – Fleece Headband Pattern

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This fleece headband pattern is an easy sew.  You can make a beautiful headband that is stylish and warm!

You will need the following:

a little more than 1/8 fleece (or jersey knit)
washable marking pen
Fusible interfacing (optional)
For flower instructions go here.

Download the free pattern here.

You can get a free copy of Adobe reader here. By downloading  you are agreeing to pattern terms of use. Click the picture of the pattern envelope to download the .pdf !

Video Tutorial Here – written below:

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!
Angel Hickman Peterson

Angel Hickman Peterson

Creator, Editor and Author at Fleece Fun
Angel has a bachelor’s degree in Film Studies from the University of Utah, with a professional background is in film, television, radio and ad production. Angel currently divides her time between her small production company Angel Dawn Productions, her online sewing and crafting blog www.FleeceFun.com, her two little girls, baby boy, husband and on very good days also manages to get the dishes done.
Angel Hickman Peterson
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  1. 1

    shiny says

    Hai Mam,
    You are a genius. Very good work this, I like you and your products . Very good

    L loving you mam

    God bless you mam

  2. 4

    Myst says

    I just made this about an hour ago – doubled the fabric (sewing it right sides together) so there were no visible seams, and it would be a little warmer for my aunt in New England. I absolutely LOVE it! Thank-you for the idea – it’s wonderful!

  3. 5

    Deborah Bohlander Ring says

    I was wondering what type of fleece you used anti-pill or blizzard fleece and what are the differences?? Thanks so much!

    • 6


      I have used both. Both have an upside and downside. Blizzard tends to be cheaper, but can “Pill” ( get faded or rough looking). anti pill costs more and (in theory) not pill. It’s really a mantter of preferences ( and pocket money). Both work great with this pattern.
      – Angel

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