When I first saw the gorgeous silk flower hair combs available in craft stores from David Tutera Bridal Collection, I knew I wanted our daughter to wear one with her beautiful baptismal dress. The only problem is, our daughter doesn’t have enough hair to wear a hair comb. I needed to create a headband so she could easily wear this silk flower hair comb even with little to no hair.
This gorgeous DIY bridal headband is not limited to little girls in their baptismal dress. Picture a group of beautiful flower girls at a wedding all lined up with matching headbands ready to get their photograph taken. So elegant and beautiful. These headbands take just minutes to create, making them the perfect accessory for your entire bridal party.
DIY Bridal Headband
David Tutera Bridal Collection Silk Flower Hair Comb
White Crochet Headband Material
Sewing Machine or Sewing Kit with White Thread
Fabric Measuring Tape
(Optional) Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue Sticks
Using your fabric measuring tape, measure to find the circumference of the head of the person who will be wearing the headband. Cut White Crochet Headband Material approximately 4-6 ” shorter than the length you measured. Be sure to leave a little extra on the end (approx.1/4″) so you can overlap the elastic when it is sewn. (Example: Our daughter’s head measured 17″ and I cut my White Crochet Headband Material at 12″.)
If your subject is unable to be measured, here is a good rule of thumb for standard elastic headband sizes by age (includes extra 1/4″):
- Newborn (12 inches)
- 3-6 Months (13 inches)
- 6-12 Months (14 inches)
- 12-18 Months (15 inches)
- 18-24 Months (16 inches)
- 3 Years (17 inches)
- 4-5 Years (17 inches)
- 6 Year-Adult (18 inches)
Choose whether you’ll be sewing you headband with a sewing machine or hand sewing it.
Sewing Machine Instructions
If using a sewing machine, prepare your machine as directed with white thread.
With your material inside out, grab the two ends and line the edges up. With a zigzag stitch, stitch along the wrong side edge of the material to secure. (Stitching on the wrong side will allow your stitching to be invisible.)
(This is where things went horribly wrong for me and my sewing machine, but if you’re a sewer I’m sure you’ll be just fine.)
Hand Sewing Instructions
If hand sewing your material, thread your needle with white thread and with your material inside out, grab the two ends and line the edges up. Using a Whip Stitch , stitch along the wrong side edge of the material to secure. (Stitching on the wrong side will allow your stitching to be invisible.)
To Whip Stitch, hold two folded edges together in a tight narrow seam. Place the two edges together. Take the stitches from back to front, close to the fold and close together.
Flip sewn headband inside out. Weave David Tutera Bridal Collection Silk Flower Hair Comb through White Crochet Headband Material. If desired, add a small amount of hot glue to permanently secure hair comb to headband.
Finished DIY Bridal Headband
Now, I am NOT a sewer. Not in the slightest. I don’t even pretend to know how to sew. But I really wanted to sew this headband with my mom’s circa 1978 sewing machine. With the help of the instructions booklet (thank you mom for saving that) I was able to remove the bobbin case and bobbin, wind the bobbin, thread the machine, and replace the bobbin. I was on cloud nine!
Then my material pushed down through the hinged cover plate and wrapped around the bobbin mechanism. After clearing that mess, I tried a second and third time but my bobbin thread (or possibly my needle tread) would just get wrapped around the bobbin mechanism and get stuck. On to hand sewing it was….