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project: lacy eyelet headband

eyelet headband

So, my sister and a friend found this really cute tutorial for making an infinity scarf that has a section of wide lace trim in it. Do you think I can find the link? No. Anyway, my sister went and found this lovely wide eyelet at Hobby Lobby, and I stole asked if I could have some of it for a little project.

For a long time, I've loved the headbands from Garlands of Grace, and at last I placed my order. While I wait form them to arrive, I thought I might try making something similar. Of course, theirs are far superior, and also more versatile, but this took me just a few minutes to put together, and I really like it!

eyelet headband

Here's what you need:
Wide lace or eyelet (mine was 2.5 inches wide and 16.5 inches long)
Ribbon - 36 inches, cut in half
Embroidery floss

eyelet headband

With the wrong side of the eyelet facing up, fold one end in about 1/2 inch. Hold a piece of ribbon in place over the fold.

eyelet headband

Fold in the two edges of the eyelet, and pin in place.

eyelet headband

Stitch a few rows of running stitch. (You could also do this with a sewing machine.)

eyelet headband

Repeat on the other side. I like to trim my ribbon with points. It helps prevent fraying, but it's also cute!

eyelet headband

And here's how the back looks! I love the combination of lacy eyelet with a bow in the back. And just think...you could make a bunch of them with different colors of ribbon!


  1. Mollie,

    I see you are up early and hard at work already. Have I told you how much I love your site. No, really. Do you understand just how much I love to come here everyday and see the wonderful things you have done? I might not write daily but I check daily and I LOVE your site.
    Yesterday's speech bubbles are great and I wondered if I could take the pattern to a printer and get notepads made - you know, maybe even sticky notes. How awesome would those be? Very awesome but not as awesome as you are Mollie. I know you can't see it but I'm doing the wave just for you.


  2. Like I said before... 'kindred spirit' you are (Yoda I sound like)! I have just been dreaming up a doily hairband... and then, boom - you made one here. ha!
    I was trying to figure out putting elastic in mine, but this is so much simpler, thanks Mollie - you sweet soul.

    Mel ;o)

    1. hi again! Just had to link up to this d.i.y in my post today.. since it's all doily/lace themed! Eager to make one soon :o)

  3. LOVE the choice of ribbon, very cute piece!


  4. Too cute.


  5. very pretty and dainty. everytime I come over here you have something adorable :)


  6. So pretty!! I just love eyelet lace!! ;) xo Heather

  7. I just love lacy headbands and eyelet lace is some of my favourite!

  8. This is beautiful! You make it look so easy :) I'm a big fan of your blog.

  9. Anonymous8:57 PM

    i'm so going to try this!:)


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