If I haven't already told you, I'm a bit hair bow obsessed. If you need further proof just look here, here, here or here. Did I prove my point? 😉
Well, since I'm on the bow train right now I figured, why not add another one to the mix? This Top Knot Headband is made of knit fabric. It's stretchy and can be made to fit a baby, child or adult.
I wear mine on days when I don't feel like doing my hair or I've gone one (or 3) too many days without rinsing my hair.
Blue Carolina is hands down my favorite fabric line I've ever sewn with, so you can only imagine my excitement when I saw that Riley Blake Designs had decided to print it on knit fabric!! It's like all my dreams suddenly came true! It took me all of two days before I cut into these beauties!
Supplies Needed for your Top Knot Headband:
Cutting Chart for your Top Knot Headband:
Turn the fabric right side out. Poke the corners out with a turning tool.
Press along the edges of the wrap.
I like to use the tips of my finger to roll the seam allowance back and forth until it comes all the way out.
Turn under the raw edge 1/2 inch and press.
Cut a 6-inch piece of Soft Stretch Lite and place it on the inside of the wrap. Apply heat for 30 seconds and allow to cool.
Gently peel back the liner to reveal the glue. Line up the edges of the fabric and press from the top of the wrap.
Now it's time to tie the bow! The photos below will take you through each step of this double knot.
Now, go make a million more!! Just don't blame me for your new addiction!
Don't forget to pin this top knot headband to Pinterest so you can come back to this tutorial later!
If you enjoyed this top knot headband tutorial, you might also like these bow tutorials:
Stephanie ReadsWell says
I can't stress enough how much I loved reading this tutorial. I just showed it to my daughter and we really enjoyed the video as well.
Do you know if the Blue Carolina line is still available??? I absolutely adore all the things you’ve made with it.
What type of stitch did you use? LOVE THE VIDEO!
Jodi Lynn Russell says
I love this. I want to make some for me and my granddaughter
Can you print the instructions? I couldn't find that
Jill Manley says
I dont know if you ever got an answer to your question. I eventually found the instructions for this headband here:
It says to cut 30 inches of fabric.
Measurements - Cutting Chart for your Top Knot Headband:
Infant 30″ x 6″
Child 31″ x 7″
Adult 32″ x 7″
did you use a zig zag stitch or regular, thanks
It depends on the fabric you decide to use if it is really stretchy use the stretch stitch but if it isn’t use the zig zag stitch.
Hope that answered your question!
Marilena Sampaio says
Belo trabalho.Obrigada pelo passo a passo.
Kelli Connelly says
love your videos and how to make things. But I have questions that others have also asked before and they never get answered. like others have asked what stitch did you use? Im finding the same frustration with instagram. I understand your busy but replies would be fantastic to all your viewers.
I'm guessing she used zig zag stitch or stretch stitch as this would be needed with stretch fabric
Jan Wheat says
You should make the instructions 'printable'. Sure would help.
Katrina Chapman says
I use a Google Brower Extension Called Friendly PDF and You Can Right Click any Page An Make It A Printable PDF. Hope This Helps! 🙂
Jill Manley says
Thanks for that tip about the printer friendly PDF pattern printing. I didn't know about it.
This pattern is super cute! Would I use my traditional straight stitch or a zig zag stitch to sew?
I want to make some for my grandbabies, they are premies, and I’m not sure how long to make my fabric strips, to be the adorable knot. They measure 31cm or approx 12”.