Easy to make giant bow baby headband will have your baby looking adorable and there will be no doubt that your sweet girl is a little lady.
You might have seen that I am on a baby accessory making kick right now. I have a friend who is having her first girl soon.
While I love those cute hats, sometimes you just want a headband. And what goes better on a headband than a giant bow?
How to make a baby headband
To make this baby headband I used some athletic knit fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby.
I cut three rectangles. One for the headband. One for the bow. And one for the knot.
Headband: 8″ x 14.5″ (or baby head circumference plus .5″)
Bow: 8″ x 9″
Knot: 4″ x 8″
Taking the peace for the headband I folded it in half, right sides together, to meet the long sides (14.5″) together and sewed it along the long sides leaving the ends open for turning.
I used my serger to sew it together. However you could use a regular sewing machine with a zig-zag stitch.
Then I turned it right side out, placing the seam in the center of a side. Next, I put folded it in half so that the open ends were together, and ran them through the serger. This is the basic headband.
How to make a giant bow
Like before, you are going to take your rectangle for the bow and fold it in half, right sides together, so that the long side (9″) meets up.
Starting at a folded corner, serger up the side of the bow. Repeat for the other side of the bow.
Then sew up the long side of the bow, leaving an opening to turn it right side out.
Turn the bow right side out and stitch it closed.
If you want to add a trim to the sides of the bow, now is the time to attach them. I used pom pom trim and simply just stitched it down to the top with my sewing machine.
Take the knot piece and create a long tube by sewing the long sides (8″) together with the right sides together. Turn it right side out.
How to assemble the bow and headband
Lay the bow on top of the headband, lining up the center of the bow and the exposed seam.
Carefully pinch your bow and the one side of the headband in the middle so that the sides of it are similar in size and shape.
Next, starting from the back, tightly wrap the knot piece around both the bow and headband a couple of times. You want to end on the back of the bow.
Hand tack the knot piece down to the back of the bow and headband and cut off any extra fabric.
If needed, you can always glue a piece of felt there to cover any stitching and make the back of the bow soft against babies head.
Depending on how floppy the bow is you might want to tack it to the headband either by stitching or with fabric glue.
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- Knit fabric
- Pom pom trim (optional)
- Rotary cutter
- Fabric glue (optional)
- Cutting Mat
- Sewing machine
- Cut Headband: 8" x 14.5" (or baby head circumference plus .5"), Bow: 8" x 9", Knot: 4" x 8"
- Take headband and fold in half right sides together and sew long sides together.
- Turn right side out placing seam in the center. Fold in half and sew short sides together.
- Fold the bow piece in half, right sides together, so that it is 4" by 9". Sew all the way around the three open sides, leaving a spot in the middle of the 9" side for turning.
- Turn right side out and stitch closed. Add trim to ends of bow.
- Fold knot in half, right sides together, and stitch down the 8" side. Turn right side out.
- Place center of bow on top of the stitching on the headband piece.
- Pinch together to create a bow.
- Tightly wrap the knot piece around the center of the bow and headband.
- Hand stitch closed and cut excess fabric.
- Optional: Add felt to the back of the bow to hide stitching.