The Roxanne Headband adds retro flair to any outfit. Even beginning sewers can make one in minutes.
1You’ll need to cut two rectangles from cotton, denim, or linen. The large one should measure 18 by 5 1/2 inches. The smaller one should be 13 by 3 1/2 inches.
2Lay the large rectangle print side down. Fold over an edge 1/2 an inch and press. Then fold it down another half-inch and press again, encasing the raw edge. Repeat on all four sides. Pin if necessary.
3Now we’ll do the same on the two short ends of the smaller rectangle. Leave the long sides alone.
4Sew the folded edges in place on both pieces. Just stitch down the center of the folds.
5Take the small rectangle and fold it in half lengthwise, right sides together. Sew along the raw edge with a quarter-inch seam to create a tube.
6Then turn the tube so that the seam is facing up, and press the seam open. Turn the tube right side out. Press with the seam face up and centered.
7Cut a piece of elastic to six inches in length. Add a safety pin to one end, and thread the elastic through the tube. Align the end of the elastic just below the opening, and sew the end shut using a zig-zag stitch. Backstitch the entire length for durability. Remove the safety pin and sew the other end as well. Snip off stray threads.
8Next lay the elastic piece seam-side up on the front of the large rectangle. Fold in the corners of the large rectangle to meet on top of the elastic piece. Pin together, sandwiching the elastic piece in place. Sew together with a quarter inch seam. Remove the pin and snip stray threads.
9Now bring the unsewn end of the elastic to the opposite end of the rectangle. Repeat the steps of folding, pinning, and sewing.
Adjusted Measurements for Children & Babies
- Large rectangle = 17 x 4 3/4 inches
- Small rectangle = 14 x 2 1/4 inches
- Elastic = 5 inches
- Large rectangle = 14 x 3 1/4 inches
- Small rectangle = 9 x 2 1/4 inches
- Elastic = 4 inches
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