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make a ric rac headband...

ric rac headband

Last week I mentioned that I found some felt ric rac on sale at Hobby Lobby. It was a great deal, and nice and wide. Maybe you picked some up, or perhaps you can stop and get some for this fun diy. It's an embroidered headband, and it's fast and easy!

ric rac headband supplies

You'll need: wide felt ric rac (I used a piece about 15.5"), embroidery floss or crochet thread, two thin elastic hair bands and a sharp needle.

elastic bandselastic bands

First, attach the two elastic bands with a reef knot. (That sounds all fancy, doesn't it? You can probably figure this out by looking at the pictures...)

attaching the elastic bands

Fold a little bit of one end of the ric rac around one loop of of the elastic bands. Stitch it together. If you want, leave the thread attached and continue stitching in the next step.

stitched ric rac

Embroider the headband. For mine, I just followed the ric rac with a running stitch, then did some with back stitch. You can get more detailed though. The nice part about the wide ric rac is that there is actually some room to stitch!

ric rac headband

After you finish embroidering, attach the other end of the ric rac to the other side of the elastic loops. Do this the same way as you did the first side.

ric rac headband

And it's done! Simple, fun, and nice and springy!


  1. oo i like this. I was thiking about making a headband like this, but didn't know how to tackle the elastic at the back. Using hair elastics is a great idea.

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave.com in the Handcraft category today [27 Mar 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. My weekend project, Thanks! :)


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