Accessory DIY Tutorial: Wire Headband (Flexible Hairband)

As some of you have given me valuable tips for the “Wire Headband” and Sascha even posted a video tutorial on my Facebook page, it came clear to me that I have to craft a homemade copy of a hairband with a wireframe. Said and done! With my first headband, I made it myself very easily and converted a fabric belt from Asos to a headband. Because that worked so easy, now I have crafted a second hairband from a checked fabric.

The Wearing Feeling

First I initially “bound” the wire headband slightly firmer, which had the consequence after about half an hour the wires felt quite uncomfortable and I got a headache. So I loosened the hairband a little and the headache was gone. Now I had a few days to test the hairband and can say that wearing it feels really good. Although I tie it fairly loose, it actually does not slip from the head (as most bonded hair bands do). Thus it is clear to me that I’ll tinker even more DIY Wire Headbands for my friends and me.

Material And Tools – For This DIY Project You Need

  1. Fabric belt, hair towel or fabric
  2. Craft or floral wire (the tip with the floral wire comes from “sille-palle” – Thank you for that!)
  3. Adhesive tape
  4. Scissors
  5. Pliers
  6. Sewing kit/sewing machine

DIY Tutorial: The Step-By-Step Craft Instructions

DIY Step 1 Cut The Fabric

If you use fabric tape for your hairband, cut two about 30 x 3 in (76 x 8 cm) (including seam allowance) wide strips of cloth and put them with the outer sides on each other. If you like me take a fabric belt for your DIY project, cut the locks off, and shorten the fabric to the desired length. The same also applies to narrow scarves.

DIY Step 2 Sew The Headband On Three Sides

Turn the fabric to the left and sew it on three sides. Since my fabric belt was slightly wider on one side, I had to adjust the width.

DIY Step 3 Bend The Wire

Bend the wire to form a rectangle with the dimensions of the sewn fabric sleeve. Check here that the sewn hairband can still be stretched taut over the wireframe. Then cut off the excess wire with the addition of few inches.

DIY Step 4 Pull The Headband Over The Wire Frame

Turn the headband inside out again and now finally pull it over the wireframe. On both lower corners sew the fabric band with a few stitches to the inner wireframe, so the fabric will stay fixed on the wire.

DIY Step 5 Secure The Wire Ends With Tape

The twist in both wires ends for several times with the pliers and encase this occlusion multiple with the adhesive tape.

DIY Step 6 Finally Sewing Of The Headband

Finally, sew together the last openings of the hairband and with some stitches fix the inner wireframe again with the hairband corners. DONE!

DIY Tutorial – Final Result “Wire Headband”

My fabric belt in Leo looks now as a wire headband.
My new DIY Wire Headband with a checked pattern. This fits my homemade pencil skirt I’ve sewn from the same fabric.

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