My first one turned out cute...but WAY TOO SMALL! Wait? You're supposed to measure first? In retrospect, yeah, that makes sense. Instead of a cute spring green headband for me...I ended up with a cute spring green headband for a baby, or in this case, my daughters teddy bear.
As you can see in pic below, my straight stitch had a hiccup. No fear! A green rosette to the rescue! This will only work on a non-reversible headband. Whew, good thing I used the same fabric on both sides.
Take 2: Measure First
Via Sewing Barefoot's tutorial you can click here for a sizing chart. Genius! Pure genius. I like her
My second attempt yielded a headband I can actually wear on my head without it feeling like a vice. While I used the same fabric on both sides, I altered the direction of the stripes. One side is straight lines, the flip side has diagonal lines. My daughter calls it the "zebra" headband.
The fabric for the headbands came from a huge fabric give-a-way on freecycle. The picture below shows only 1/2 of what I picked up. Its taking up some major space in my craft room...but it'll all be put to good use eventually.