It’s the 2nd Day of Christmas Freebies at Made for Mermaids! Today we have a fun pattern for kids and mama. A hippie headband with HTV file! The “Mermaid Hair Don’t Care” HTV (heat transfer vinyl) file comes in .png and .svg for your cutting machines. These are great for sports, running, exercising, messy hair days, applying make-up, washing your face, or they look just as “hip” as a regular headband and fashion accessories. This is a quick pattern for knit fabrics. They take very little fabric… yay for scrap busters! And they make wonderful gifts for friends, family, teachers, etc. I also love to give this with a “spa” gift- lotions, facials, etc.
Download your Free pattern here. Or you can simply cut the headband from the measurements given below. If you need help putting the pattern together, pop over to the faqs and troubleshooting page or ask in the facebook group . Print and assemble the pattern. I’m going to use my serger for construction, if you don’t have a serger, make sure you’re using a stretch needle (jersey, ballpoint, stretch) and a stretch stitch (zig zag, lightening bolt or triple stitch).
You will need a small scrap of knit fabric. Nylon lycra (think swim knit), performance knit, spandex, cotton lycra work best.
Now, let’s get started! You will use 1/2″ seam allowances through out (they are included, you don’t need to add them). Measurements given in length x width all in inches.
Kids: Cut 1 on fold (using pattern piece) OR cut 1 at 3″ x 15.5″
Mama: Cut 1 on fold (using pattern piece) OR cur 1 at 4″ x 19″
If you want to embellish headband with HTV (heat transfer vinyl), do so now! Download our free design or add your own! Don’t forget to resize your vinyl (if you want) and to make it a mirror image. Otherwise your words will be backwards. WOOPS! 😉
Find the center of each short side of headband and place a pin.
Flip headband over so the wrong side is facing up.
On the left side’s short end, Begin folding like you are making bias tape. Fold long sides up to center with wrong sides together.
Now, fold in half again. Pin.
Baste together. Flip headband so the right side is up.
Fold in half widthwise with right sides together. You will place the single folded edge so it is in line with your pin.
Bring the bottom corner up to meet the top corner, right sides together, sandwiching the basted, bias-folded end.
Roll the folded bottom edge up to meet the top edges one more time.
Stitch together. If using a serger, cut off your seam allowance. I also like to run this end through my serger twice to really secure it. If using a regular machine, stitch over this end a few times as well.
Flip headband right sides out, so your seam is fully enclosed!
Boom! There you have it! Slip on your headband and go for a jog, or make people think you did. 😉 (That’s how I roll). Check out some of these fun tester headbands!
We can’t wait to see what you create with this! As always, I would love for you to share in our Made for Mermaids Facebook Group and tag us on instagram #madeformermaids #madeformermaidspatterns 🙂 Join us tomorrow for Day 3!
12 Days of Christmas Freebies
Day 1 ~ Christmas Muff for Girls & Dolly
Dawn J. Reddrik says
I started a diet and exercise regimen about 2 months ago and joined a gym. I quickly learned just how sweaty you can get during cardio and weights for an hour at a time. I tried different headbands marketed by Nike and Reebok and found them to be too tight, uncomfortable, and over-priced. I ordered these and loved them from the first use. They don’t squeeze my temples and give me a headache, they don’t unravel after washing, and there is such a variety of colors, I always have something to coordinate with my gym wear. The fabric is soft , stretchy, absorbs sweat and is wide enough to give versatility for different uses. I highly recommend!