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Ribbon Headband Holder

March 25, 2013 in Projects

My niece is just getting to the bow and headband stage. I wanted to make her a little something for her Easter present but needed something quick and simple…I had a nap to make it. What better than a ribbon headband holder! I have made these before for my friend’s kids but had used a hot glue gun. It is messy and I always burn myself. So I switched it up and decided I would sew one instead!

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

SUPPLIES

  • 1 spool of wide ribbon
  • 1 spool of narrow ribbon
  • D ring
  • coordinating thread
  • pins, scissors
  • Baby Lock sewing machine

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

1. To start, you will begin at the bottom of your headband holder.  Center narrow ribbon on top of wider ribbon. Pin section horizontally and continue up to where you would like your first loop to be and pin vertically.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

Sew narrow ribbon to wide ribbon by sewing up sides of narrow ribbon to your vertical pin at site of first loop. The great thing about this is you can adjust your measurements to create more loops or less depending on the look you are going for.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

2. To create first loop, lay narrow ribbon on wide ribbon and center at site of vertical pin placed in the last step.  Next, fold narrow ribbon down towards bottom of headband holder so the right side of ribbon is touching.  Measure about 1″ towards bottom from first pin and mark.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial
Between the area of the two pins is where you will sew a square.  Make sure to back stitch to hold your stitch in place and sew down one side of the ribbon beween the pins.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial
When you get to the edge, leave your needle in the ribbon and lift pressor foot, rotate ribbon and then lower pressor foot and sew down next side.  Repeat on all four sides. It should look like this.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

Just a helpful reminder: make sure your bobbin thread matches the color of the back of your ribbon for a more finished look.

3. Now, to leave enough gap for the loop, measure from the top of the fold in the narrow ribbon down towards the bottom with right sides of narrow ribbon facing 1 3/4″ and hold spot with finger, fold narrow ribbon back up and pin.

4. Next, measure 4 1/2″ up narrow ribbon from the top pin of your square towards top of the ribbon headband holder and pin. Thank goodness for pictures, it should look like this when you are measuring and pinning.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial
This is the start of your next square to sew. Repeat steps 2-4 until you run out of narrow ribbon.  I leave about 4″ of narrow ribbon at top to finish off the headband holder.

5. When you have finished adding your loops, you will sew the narrow ribbon to the wide ribbon using two vertical rows like you did at the bottom.

6. Fold ribbon over D-ring, making a loop. Stitch across both narrow and wide ribbon horizontally below D-ring.

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

7. Add your finishing touch! You could add a bow, or a flower, or an over-sized button to the top to give it a little flare. Finish the bottom of the ribbon headband holder by folding the end under (with right sides facing out) 1/2″, then repeat again and stitch horizontally across fold. Now, I better work on some headbands!!

 Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

Totally Stitchin': Ribbon Headband Holder Tutorial

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