|With all the choices in ribbons, the possibilities are endless!|
|The velvet on inside keeps this headband in place|
All you need is:
- Spool (or spools!) of a ribbon you like (I wouldn't use a sheer, but everything else seems to work pretty well)
- At least 15 inches of velvet ribbon in a coordinating color (if you're having a hard time finding velvet ribbon in your local craft store, you can find some here)
- 1/4 inch braided elastic (at least 6 inches)
- Coordinating thread
Next, fold the ends of both the ribbon and the velvet about a quarter of an inch under so you have a nice finished edge when you're done. Sew those ends under so you don't have to worry about them popping up later. You don't have to do this step, but I find the going easier later on if you do it.
Then, pin the velvet to your ribbon and slide the elastic into one of the ends and pin. Sew a down one side, around the bottom where you've pinned the elastic and up the other side. Stop at the corner, and slide the elastic into the pocket between the ribbon and velvet. Sew across the last side. Try on your headband to make sure it fits. If you need, pick out the stitches and adjust your elastic and sew it back in. Back stitch over the elastic once you've got it just right to really anchor it in there on both ends and then you're done!
Wear that bad boy with pride while you're sweatin' your guts out!