Here’s what you need:
1/4 yard quilting cotton
1/8 yard light or medium weight fusible interfacing
12″ fold over elastic (I used 1/2″, but any width up to 1″ will work)
Holiday Bow Tie Headband Tutorial:
Step 1 – Cut the Following
You will need to assemble the free pattern. For instructions on how to assemble the sewing pattern click here.
Cut 2 bow pieces and 1 interfacing (both on fold). Fuse the interfacing to the wrong side of one of the bow pieces.
Mark the stitching line on the RIGHT side with chalk or disappearing marker.
Step 2 – Add the Elastic
Cut 2 pieces of fold over elastic, each 6″ long. Baste to the right side of the intefaced bow pieces, raw ends matching, as shown.
Step 3 – Sew the headband
Pin bow pieces together along outside edges, right sides facing. Stitch with a 1/4″ seam allowance, leaving a 2″ opening on one of the straight edges for turning. The fold over elastic will be tucked inside; be sure not to catch it in your stitching.
Clip the corners and notch the curves. Turn right side out and press.
Step 4 – Make the Bow
Top stitch along the outside edge, closing the turning opening at the same time.
Fold the bow in half. Stitch across the stitching line (through both layers) that you made in step 1.
Push the loop you created flat to create the bow.
Step 4 – Make the Bow Center
To make the center tab, pin and stitch the tab pieces, right sides together, along the 2 long edges.
Turn, press, and topstitch.
Wrap the center tab around the bow, tuck the raw edge under, and secure with a few hand stitches (or a glue gun, no one will know the difference!).
Step 4 – Finish up
Tie a knot in the ends of the elastic so the hairband fits your model’s head.