I’m a big fan of the nautical trend going on – the bold stripes, white with navy or red color palettes, and intricate knots.
When I saw this headband on pinterest the other day, I knew it was something I wanted to make.
I got 4 yards of white cord at JoAnn’s (with the trims by the yard) at 79¢/yd for a total of $3.16. I thought the knot was pretty easy to make based on just looking at the knot, but the website linked to pinterest has great step by step instructions here. I loved the tip to sew through all four strands of cord on either side of the knot with matching thread to hold them all together – that really helped the whole headband lie flat.
I’ve seen this idea before, but I think its pretty clever to close a handmade headband by connecting both ends to a hair tie rather than trying to sew in elastic. If you had twill tape or ribbon on hand, I’m sure that would be considerably easier. I didn’t happen to have any, so I made a small tube out of some fabric I had left over and used that instead. I found that the ends looked a lot nicer when I trimmed the frayed section of the cords after sewing one side of my fabric tube on but before sewing it on both sides [below].
I’m sharing this at some of these places.