A few months ago I posted a tutorial on how to make headbands. To me the problem with the type of headbands that have an elastic at the back is that you have to measure the head of the person you're making the headband for. This is all very well if you're only making them for personal use but if you're making them for sale what will happen is that you'll need to have an assortment of different sizes. Not pratical at all, in my opinion.
This is a design I came up with when making the headband below to give as a birthday present to a little girl. I didn't know how long the headband had to be and therefore what I needed was a one size fits all kind of thing.
Here's the headband I made as a birthday gift for an adorable 2-year old.
And here's how you can make one yourself:
1 - Cut a strip of felt, mine was 40,5 cm long and 6 cm wide. Determine how much ribbon you need and cut the necessary lentgh. Choose any embellishments you want to add (crochet flowers, buttons, felt appliques, etc.).
2 - Fold the felt in half widthwise and sew all the way around. Trim with your pinking shears.
3 - Place the ribbon centrally on the felt and sew all the way around and as close to the edges of the ribbon as possible.
4 - Embellish as desired and your headband is ready to be used.
Hope you like this tutorial.