Stars & Stripes Twisted Headband

It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.

Good morning! I’m Lisa Mabey from Mabey She Made It. My blog is all about sewing, crafts, and home decor with a classic take. One thing you’ll notice about my work is that I like things to be multi-functional and today’s project is no exception. Even though it’s specifically a Fourth of July project, I like making less obvious choices so that its something I’d wear well beyond July 4th. Before I get into the details of how to make this headband, I wanted to mention Over the Big Moon has $100 Amazon Gift Card up for grabs! Be sure and enter at the bottom of this post!!

So, I’m putting my stars and stripes in a neutral gray with a pop of semi-traditional colors. I’ve been making lots of these twisted headbands lately, so I thought I’d show you how to make one of your own. They’re simple to make, even if you don’t sew often. And they’re great for those days when your flyaways are driving you crazy and your messy bun needs a LITTLE dressing up. (Please tell me I’m not alone here.) Let’s get started!

It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.

You’ll Need:

  • Two 6″ wide strips of knit that are each about 22″-26″ long depending on head size. I used two complementary fabrics, but you can use the same for both strips as well.
  • Sewing machine or serger

Instructions:

  1. Fold one strip in half lengthwise so it’s still long like a hotdog bun with right sides together and sew or serge the raw edges to make a long tube. Repeat for second strip. It should look like the bottom strip in this photo. (Yours won’t have that seam down the center.)It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.
  2. Turn your tubes right side out and center the seam like the top strip above.
  3. Lay one strip with the seam up then lay the second strip on top. It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.
  4. Now bring both ends of the same strip together making sure to loop around the second strip. It should look something like the photo belo. At this point, measure around your head, and if your strips are too long, trim them to fit snugly around your head.It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.
  5. Now place all four raw ends together, and sew or serge them together. Then flip the seam to the inside and you’re done.It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.
  6. I stitched a little flower to mine, but it’s totally optional.It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.

Easy right? And they’re quick so you can whip them up for the whole family. Thanks for letting me hang out with you today, and please come visit me at Mabey She Made It for more sewing, crafts, and home decor.

It's a subtle take on Fourth of July patriotic accessories. Learn to make this twisted knit headband with Mabey She Made It.

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Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!

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    Sydney @ Tastefully Frugal

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    These are so cute and I love the tutorial… Thanks!

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    BakingOutsidetheBox

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    This headband is totally adorable and super easy. My granddaughters would look so cute in one of these! Thank you for taking the time to make this tutorial

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    Meagan

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    I love this! It is so cute and festive for the holiday. I’m not very good at sewing and crafts, but I’d love to give it a shot. My nieces would love them!

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