I kept seeing knot headbands or Alice bands everywhere, but they are so expensive and I kept thinking I could make my own. The trend for knot headbands was with us last year and I think that it is here to stay for a while and will look fabulous with chunky knitted jumpers and is perfect for keeping your hair out of your face on windy days.
I also love that you can personalise your headband and use whatever fabric you like. I am a big fan of the velvet style I keep seeing and had some inexpensive velour fabric in my stash so decided to use that. Plus a DIY Knot Headband is so much less expensive than buying one!
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- Fabric (mine is stretch velvet) (UK Link/US Link)
- Fabric scissors or rotary cutter(UK Link/US Link)
- Cutting mat (If using rotary cutter) (UK Link/US Link)
- Ruler (UK Link/US Link)
- Headbands (UK Link/US Link)
- Hot glue gun (UK Link/US Link)
- Ribbon (UK Link/US Link)
How to make a DIY knot headband (Alice band)
I prefer velvet or a thicker fabric for these as the knot is more prominent, but you could always fold your knot fabric to make it chunkier.
Cut out 2 rectangles of fabric one 3.5 x 5″ and the other 6 x 24″.
Fold the large section in half lengthwise right sides together and use hot glue gun to glue the two sides together, alternatively you could use a sewing machine. Turn the fabric right side out.
Use hot glue gun to glue the smaller piece of fabric around the top middle of the headband.
Make a loose knot in the center of the fabric making sure there is equal amounts of fabric on each side.
Wrap the rest of the long piece of fabric around the sides of the headband and secure using the hot glue gun.
Finish the ends by trimming any excess fabric and folding the ends up into the inside of the headband and glue
Wrap the ends with a matching or coordinating piece of ribbon and secure with hot glue.
If you like this then check out our Braided Headband.