Totally Twisted Headband Freebie

Things are winding down at PTP headquarters for the year but we still have one last freebie for the year. The past two weeks we have given you a stocking, triangle zipper pouch, bath mitt, coasters, and a pillow case. We believed it'd be best to include some head wear as well! So I'm here to introduce the Totally Twisted Headband. My daughter loves making these for her friends. They're great scrap busters and so fast to whip up.

Materials you will need:

  • Knit fabric with at least 40% stretch and good recovery
    (CL is highly recommended)
  • Scissors
  • Pins or Clips
  • Iron
  • Sewing Machine or Serger
  • Ballpoint Needle


Lets start off by measuring our lovely model. 


Once you have the full circumference of the head, check the size chart and determine which size would work best.
You will either need to print the pattern pieces found here or follow the cutting chart below. Cut your fabric.
Lets start by making the blocked version first it will be easier to show how the "twist" is made at the end. Grab your two pieces you cut and lay them on top of each other with the right sides together. Serge/sew along one of the short raw edges.
This will create a long rectangle. 
Fold the rectangle in half lengthwise. Take the long raw edges and match them together. Pin the raw edge and sew/serge it together. This will create a tube.
Turn the tube right sides out and press the seam down the middle of the tube. This is important so make sure you get the the seam as close the the middle as possible.
This next part is a tad tricky, be sure to practice this step before sewing ahead. 
Lay the tube to form a U shape with the seams facing up. Below I have marked each half with a number, this will help you visual what goes here.
With the seams facing out place the two "backs" together. Align the edge with the middle. Each of the sides will over hang each other. Place the back of 2 and align it with the back of 4. (See why I marked the picture now? Easier to visualize.)
Now take the edge that over hangs and fold it over SEAMS NEED TO BE FACING OUT.
Repeat for the other side.
Notice the seams are facing out on both sides and you've created a backwards C inside of a correct facing C.
Sew/serge across the Cs to join them and to make the headband a circle.
(I think the serger is really bulky here so I prefer to use to my sewing machine for this part)
Open the band and tuck the seam into the inside of the band. 
You now have a stylish twisted, blocked, headband!

Solid Version

The construction for the solid version is the same except you don't have the first step of joining two halves. You will create a tube by sewing the long raw edges together with the right sides facing each other. Turn right sides out and press the seam to the middle.

Sew the ends closed just as the blocked version, here I've used my sewing machine with a zig zag stitch to show how it's not as bulky.

And that's all there is to it! Be sure to post your creations in our Facebook Group! We love to see your recent sews. The custom fabric used for this tutorial came from Pink Zeppelin Fabrics. The clips shown throughout the tutorial are from Central TX Fabrics. They are super fast at shipping and have a great deal on the clips. You can join their Facebook Group and catch some of the deals they run weekly.

Don't forget Pickle Toes Patterns are on sale now through December 27th! Use the code, HOLLYDAYZ at checkout to get 30% off your purchase of $7 or more! Happy Holidays!!!