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Sewing: Week Thirty: Athletic Headband

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Athletic headband for week thirty of 52 weeks of sewing – so exciting. Okay, first, I know this project is super easy, yet this week has been rough on the sewing front. I’m not too sure why, but every so often I just make mistake after mistake. It’s like I’m not in the game or something. Usually it happens when I’ve been sewing for a bit, working on a larger project – like Celebrating the Baby Boy – Auntie Style – but this was a bit different. This week I didn’t get a thing right, not until this headband.

Where did the inspiration come from on such a simple project? Oddly enough, myself, and Pinterest, too.

Last night I took a break from sewing and visited Pinterest’s popular page. I found the coolest thing – a pin from my blog that has more than 9500 re-pins. So neat!

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

So, after seeing that I thought, heck, I’m going to make a headband out of this new athletic fabric that I’ve got. Yes, let’s do that! I got out my old lululemon headband for measurements and got started.

What You Need

  • athletic fabric 22 x 4-5 inches
  • coordinating thread
  • serger
  • machine
  • needle

I’m making mine 5 inches wide so the finished project will be 2 and a bit wide. It’s a good size. Cut your fabric using a rotary cutter so you have nice and clean lines.

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Okay – once you’ve got it all cut, it’s time to sew.

Remember when I said I was having a rough time? Well, this proves it. Not only did I mess up on bigger projects this week, but I also messed up on this simple headband.

First, don’t stitch the ends together first, otherwise half of the project will end up on the inside. This if flat out wrong.

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Your first step it to stitch, with right sides together, the long seam. Like a hot dog…oh, how my husband has been craving hot dogs after the Bon Appetit cover this month. I’ll have to make some gourmet ones soon.

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Back to the athletic headband – once the long seam is stitched, turn the fabric right side out and use your sewing machine to stitch (using a stretch stitch) the right sides of the ends together.

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Leave a 1 inch hole and slip stitch is closed.

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Done – now you’ve got an athletic headband that’s simple and easy to make (if you don’t mess up, that is).

Athletic Headband: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for stopping by and don’t for get to pin!

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