How to Make Fold Over Elastic Boutique Baby Headbands

Are you ready to learn how to start making your very own custom made boutique elastic baby headbands? Once you catch on and practice, you will become a pro and just keep going and going with an assortment of creations. Best yet, your little girl will be wearing your own handmade headband, which no other little girl will have.

First gather your favorite elastic material and the other materials below. All materials can be purchased at any Hobby or Craft store like Jo-Ann Fabrics or Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.

I use 12″ in elastic for a newborn, 15″ inches for 4-12 months and 17″ inches for 12 months to 3 years.

A needle and thread

hot glue or decent fabric glue

a small piece of ribbon to make your headband interchangeable. The length of the piece of ribbon will depend on the width of your fold over elastic.

A clip to add to the headband when finished.

OK, are you ready?? Join the two right sides of the elastic together and run a lighter across to create a seal for stitching. This prevents fraying. Begin sewing the ends of the elastic together with the shiny side on the inside. It doesn’t have to be perfect. The idea is to have an extra support so that the headband doesn’t come apart when stretched or pulled.

Run a bit of glue across the seam on the wrong side of the elastic and place your piece of ribbon on it. Bring your elastic across the right side but don’t glue just yet. You want to make a space to put your clip in. Again, the purchase for the ribbon. Now start to glue on top of the inner side again on top of ribbon.

And there you go! You now have an interchangeable baby headband which you can now place a clip or flower or even a small girls hair bow on inside the interchangeable part. This headband can now be used in so many different ways and different looks with different outfits.

Look for different prints of elastic. My favorites are polka dots and animal prints. So posh and trendy. There are different widths of the elastic, too that you may want to use for older girls. The smaller width works best for girls 3 years and younger.

Before you know it, you are going to be a pro.