Fleece Flapper Headband Wide – Fleece Headband Pattern

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!

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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!

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    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!

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      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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