Adorable Elastic Baby Headbands

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First thing's first: I have not just been ignoring this blog. I've been Busy. That's with a capital B. However, that's a post for another day. Because today we're talking about BABIES!

Yep, they're adorable. So, when my ever so awesome (and expecting) co-worker, Jess, asked me if I could do a video on how to make baby headbands...well, I just had to do it. And by "had to" I mean "I couldn't pass up the chance to make something for soon-to-be-here baby Ella to wear!"

It turns out they're crazy easy to make. Which basically means that if you don't make these for your friend's babies then you're crazy...okay, okay - not crazy, per se. Seriously though, make these!


  • Fold over elastic
  • Needle and thread
  • Fabric glue
  • Sharp scissors that are only used for fabric


  1. Cut your elastic to the appropriate length for the baby you are making the headband for. Can't measure? Check out the rough measurements at the bottom of the article!
  2. You’ll also need to cut a 2” piece of elastic.
  3. Hold the ends of your elastic together with the matte side facing out. Using your needle and thread, place a few stitches to affix the two ends together.
  4. Tie a knot to keep it in place and then snip off the excess thread.
  5. Add a little bit of fabric glue on the seam and on each side of the seam, then wrap your 2” piece of elastic around it with the shiny side facing out.
  6. Add another dab of fabric glue on the back of the 2” piece and finish wrapping it around. It should roughly line up with the edge of the headband, so trim it a bit if needed.
  7. Set something relatively heavy on top of the part of the headband that has glue and let it dry.


  • Newborn – 13″
  • 3-6 Months – 15″
  • 6-12 Months – 16″
  • 12m – Toddler – 17″

After a couple of hours, you’ll be left with a cute little headband that can be worn as is or can have an alligator flower clip attached to it! 

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  • Gravatar for Tieghan

    Ummm, too cute. Making these tonight for my niece!

    Posted by Tieghan, 28/06/2013 4:33pm (7 years ago)

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