In this simple sewing tutorial, you’re going to learn how to make a winter headband for women. With the harsh winter weather coming up quickly, it’s a perfect time to start getting prepared. Covering up your head and your ears is a great way to stop earaches and sicknesses from happening. If you’re like me you want to stay warm and cozy all the time. This easy sew headband will help your ears and head stay warm even in the coldest of condition. Start the step by step sewing tutorial on how to make a winter headband for women below.
One of the things I love about this headband is it can be worn in six different ways! Great to keep your own head warm and in style this winter or to give as a gift. Make a few using different color fabrics or prints and you will be set for the whole winter! This is such an easy sewing project that anyone can do. You can make this versatile winter headband in just a few minutes.
What You’ll Need For This Winter Headband for Women
- Rotary Cutter & Mat
- Sewing Machine
- Thread (match fabric color)
- Measuring Tape
- Fleece Fabric
- Sherpa Fabric
When I decided to make this project I got luckily and had everything I need on hand in my sewing stash. If you don’t have it all feel free to use our links to get the Fabrics and materials to recreate this winer headband sewing project for yourself!
How To Make A Winter Headband for Women
The first step in how to make a winter headband for women is to cut a 23” ½ x 6” piece of fabric from both the fleece and the sherpa. You can adjust this size to better fit your own head if need. We found that this basic size works for most. If you don’t want the headband to be as wide as the one we have made, you can cut your fabric to something more like 23” ½ x 4” ½.
Lay the sherpa down with the sherpa side up. Then lay the fleece right side down on the sherpa.
Make sure the edges are lined up then pin them in place down both of the long edges.
Time to sew! Sew all the way down both of the pinned sides using a ¼” seam. Be sure to remove pins as you go.
Reach your arm through and grab the other end and pull it through to turn it right side out. I love when this step is super easy! We are about halfway through this how to make a winter headband for women tutorial!
Take one end of the winter headband and fold it inside itself by a ½” inch.
Tuck the other end just inside of that fold.
Sew them together, keeping the foot lined with the edge of the fold. It is the easiest to see it from the fleece side and not the sherpa side. Make sure you do a backstitch at the start and end. Trim off any strings and you are done!
Fun Ways to Wear this Versatile Headband
The great thing about this easy sew headband is that you can wear it in so many different ways. You can wear it to wear one side is the same color or you can flip it and have the fleece side showing instead. And if you can’t decide between the two, a half and half look is always a good idea as well. As you can see below, there are many different options on how you can wear and fold this headband.
This is one look.
Here is another look that is a great option, too.
Last but not least, here is another great option for wearing this winter headband for women.
As mentioned above, the warm winter headband that you just sewed can be worn and styled 6 different ways! Talk about a versatile headband!
Ways To Change Up This Winter Headband
The great part about sewing your own headband at home is that you can change it up to look any way that you want. The easiest way to do this is to change out the fabric that you’re going to use. This can be as simple as choosing a different texture or color for making your own headband. And once you get the hang of this headband, you can easily make it up again in no time at all. Because let’s be honest…when it comes to keeping your ears warm this winter, you really can’t have too many headbands just lying around the house.
How To Clean This Winter Headband
Luckily, this winter headband isn’t a hard item to clean. Just be certain that you wash it in the gentle cycle when it’s time to put it in the wash. This also means that you’re going to want to lay it out flat to dry it as well so that it doesn’t tear or get jumbled in the dryer. Another option is to wash it by hand and then lay it out flat to dry. Both options are fine and totally up to you. Just be certain to be gentle in however you wash it and line dry it or hang it up to dry versus putting it into the dryer. This will keep it looking nice and new for a long time.
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- Cut a 23” ½ x 6” piece of fabric from both the fleece and the sherpa.
- Lay the sherpa down with the sherpa side up. Then lay the fleece right side down on the sherpa.
- Make sure the edges are lined up then pin them in place down both of the long edges.
- Sew all the way down both of the pinned sides using a ¼” seam.
- Reach your arm through and grab the other end and pull it through to turn it right side out.
- On one end fold it inside itself by a ½” inch.
- Tuck the other end just inside of that fold.
- Sew them together keeping the foot lined with the edge of the fold. Make sure you do a backstitch at the start and end.
- Trim off any strings and you are done!
- Enjoy your Warm Winter Headband.
Note: If you don’t want the headband to be as wide as the one we have made, you can cut your fabric to something more like 23” ½ x 4" ½
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SINGER 07051 Pearlized Head Straight Pins, Size 24, 120-Count, White
LIVINGO Premium Tailor Scissors Heavy Duty Multi-Purpose Titanium Coating Forged Stainless Steel Sewing Fabric Leather Dressmaking Softgrip Shears Professional Crafting (9.5 INCH)
4-Pack Turquoise All Purpose Sewing Thread
Best Beginner Sewing Machines
Fiskars Crafts 95237097J Rotary Sewing Cutting Set (3 Piece), Grey