Hey friends! If you read my post from last month about some new habits I’m taking on this year, you would know by now that I’m a huge advocate for some good, quality self-care so when Jessica reached out asking for bloggers to join her self-care with Cricut tour…it was a definitely yes from me! If you missed the previous days of the tour, at the end of my post there is a clickable tour schedule you can go back and see what has been shared already! Some of the projects are on my to-do list because they are just too cool to pass up! At the end of the post, you can download the Free E-Book that contains all the great projects included in this tour.
I work at a local gym 4 days a week and love to run on my off days. I have a pretty extensive night time skin care routine. With that said, I often need my hair up and out of my face but could definitely use some help making the whole look a lot cuter than a basic messy bun! My self-care project will walk you through how to use your Cricut Maker cutting machine and a simple sewing machine to create these super cute, super easy and super fun Knit Headbands in just a few minutes!
Knit Headband Tutorial
- Cricut Maker
- Rotary Blade tool
- Fabric Cutting Mat (the 12 x 24 size)
- Scrap of Knit fabric, old teeshirt, etc. (I used Art Gallery Fabrics knit)
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Sewing Machine
- Tube Turner
You’ll start by firing up your Cricut Maker, installing the Rotary Blade into the tool housing and open up this cut file.
Lay your knit scrap onto your 12 x 24 mat. I like to lay the knit on the mat and then cut it to fit on the sticky portion of the cutting mat. Be sure not to stretch or have wrinkles in the knit. Also, be sure to press down the edges of the knit so that it doesn’t curl up once the mat is loaded.
Cut out the two rectangles- the larger will be your headband and the smaller will be the part that covers up the raw edge of the headband, I’ll call it the headband loop. Peel away the excess knit scrap and you’ll move over to the sewing machine.
Fold each rectangle in half, with right sides touching and the long raw edges lining up. Sew with 1/4″ seam allowance along the long raw edge with a stretch stitch as shown below.
Use a tube turner to turn both rectangles right side out. Shift the seam to the middle of the headband and press flat. Fold the headband piece in half, right sides touching and short raw edges lining up. Sew along the short raw edge with 1/4″ seam allowance.
Cinch the headband along the short sewn edge, towards the seam side of the headband. Secure with a small dab of hot glue.
Take the headband loop and slide it in the middle of the headband at the cinched portion. Bring one raw edge of the loop to the middle of the headband. Secure with a small dab of hot glue.
Fold the remaining raw edge of the headband loop in and then bring it to the middle of the headband. Secure with another small dab of hot glue.
I hope that gets you inspired and excited for some self care sewing projects, and for cute, easy headbands!!!
If you create your own headbands from this tutorial, please tag me on Instagram! I can’t wait to see what you sew up!
Self -Care with Cricut Tour Schedule
3/19: DIY Adult Onesie with Sassy Drop Seat // DIBY Club
3/19: Matching Robe and Slipper Set // Not So Cli-Shéa
3/20: Custom Sleep Masks // See Lindsay
3/20: Mother of the Bride HTV Tote // Dragon Fly and Lily Pads
3/21: Mug Rug and Custom Coffe Mug // Sally’s Angelworks
3/22: Peppermint Scrub and Container // Practical and Pretty
3/22: Me-Time Custom Socks // Clarks Condensed
3/23: Personalized Throw Blanket // The Quiet Grove
3/24: Felt and Fabric Bookmark // Crafting in the Rain
3/24: Adult Coloring Book // Jordan’s Easy Entertaining
3/25: Ice Cream Cozy // Pattern Revolution
3/25: Bow Pencil Case // Sook Ee Designs
3/26: Manicure Mitts // Intrepid Thread
3/26: Mantra Banner // Albion Gould
3/27: Knit Headbands // Lily Shine Creates
Download the free mini-magazine of all the awesome projects below!!!