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How to cover a hair band

how to make a scrunchy hair band sewn upOver the weekend, I bought a pack of silicone hairbands to try. Tying lots of hair up for PE lessons is proving challenging. Most hairbands are not up to it, so I thought the silicone ones might be stronger. Unfortunately they were rejected. The grip felt like it would damage the hair.

So I was left with a pack of hairbands.

What to do?

how to make a scrunchy hair band what you need

Middle Daughter is off at camp this week. During the run-up to her leaving, she requested hairbands, using fabric from my scrap collection. A homemade goodie to take with her. So I did. I made it using ordinary elastic and the stretch wasn’t right, but she took it anyway.

Today, I decided to use the silicone bands. I didn’t want to cut them, as that would create a weakness. Instead I covered the band as a ring.

How to cover a hair band with fabric

  1. Cut out a piece of fabric. I used the measurements 27cm by 9cm as I didn’t want it too full. I used fairly stiff fabric.

how to make a scrunchy hair band iron2. Turn all the edges under by just less than 1cm and iron them flat.

how to make a scrunchy hair band adding the elastic3. Start to wrap the fabric around the band, placing the band inside the fold of the fabric. Line up the long edges and pin in place.

how to make a scrunchy hair band pinning fabric4. Continue until all the fabric is around the band. At this point, you can tack around the edge to keep it in place, which makes it easier when sewing.

how to make a scrunchy hair band sewing5. Either machine or hand sew the edges together, 0.5 cm from edge, starting from the opening.

how to make a scrunchy hair band sewn up6. At the opening, push one end into the other, and sew together.

how to make a scrunchy hair band making a ponytailThen the hairband is ready to work it’s magic. The silicone band still provides the strength to hold the ponytail up, but the fabric protects the hair.

how to make a scrunchy hair band making a ponytail close up

A practical and pretty hairband, ready for daughter to return. It was quick to make. Would make a good fundraising idea. I think I’ll sew up a few more. Especially as I have a whole pack of silicone bands to use up and use up more fabric scraps. I’m glad I found a solution, rather than just throwing them away.

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Linking up with Fiona’s Trash 2 Treasure linky

Part of my “A greener me in 100 steps” project. Finding a new use for an item that didn’t live up to expectations.

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