To make your faux fur headband you will need a piece of faux fur that measures
6" x 28" and a 2" piece of "hook and loop" tape or you can buy our
Follow these steps:
Fold the fur in half and wrap it around your head and mark at the
point where the end meet, add a seam allowance of 1/2 inch total or 1/4 inch
for each end. Cut and save scrap for adjusting sewing machine tension and seam
Fold and Pin
Fold the fur lengthwise fur (pile) side together. Using the natural lines of
the backing (repeating parallel lines 3" apart) pin or tack sew the edges
together matching the lines every few inches.
Sew long edge
Sew the long edge together. If using a sewing machine try a small
zigzag stitch with the zig landing on the fabric and the zag landing just of
Sew one end
With the fur still facing inward, center the seam down the middle of the
headband and sew one end closed.
Turn headband right side-out
Push the closed end inward with your finger and gently work the headband right
side out. Use a long wooden or plastic soup ladle with a rounded end to help
work the fur right side out.
Check the fit again
Check the size again and make sure the edges reach but don't overlap
more than the last seam allowance needed for closing the final end.
Sew on the Loop of the "Hook and Loop Fastener"
Place the Loop or soft part of the fastener flat over the seam at the closed
end of the headband about 1 inch from the end. Sew on using either a straight
or zigzag stitch. On the good side of the headband you will free the fur that
is caught by the stitch using a large needle, the thread will disappear within
the fur pile.
Sew on the Hook of the "Hook and Loop Fastener"
Insert the Hook or hard part of the fastener into the open end, 3/4 to
1 inch in with the hooks facing towards the good side of the headband. Roll in
the edge of the fur and sew across the end capturing the Hook fastener and fur
edge. Free the fur that is caught by the stitch using a large needle, the
thread will disappear within the fur pile.
Your headband is done and is ready to be worn.