I’ve found a new love outside of my custom Disney dad caps for the Parks! It’s the Knotty Bow Headbands! They are so lightweight, don’t crease your hair or give you a headache! Customize your look with the hundreds of nerdy Disney, Star Wars, Harry Potter or geek fabrics from the quilting section and looks are endless. I created a free Knotty Bow Headband Pattern for you to make your own headbands and whipped up sewing instructions, too! Happy crafting!
Knotty Bow Headband Supplies
I started with a thin headband made of metal. You can use plastic ones like these, but I find they are more fragile and don’t hold up as long. These 8 packs of thin metal headbands on Amazon bring the price down to $1 per headband so you can make a bunch!
Start with 1/4 yard of your preferred fabric. If you’re making multiple headbands, you will need 1/4 yard for each one.
Free Knotty Bow Headband Pattern for Sewing
Next up, you’ll want my free sewing knotty bow headband pattern. I hand drafted the pattern and tested it as I created my Porg knotty headband, so it’s a great source to work from. Print it full size to an 8.5×11 sheet of paper and you’re ready to go. There is a 5/8″ seam allowance included.
Be sure to cut 2 of the bow portion, facing right sides together.
Sew all the way around (leave a 1.5″ hole to flip). Trim your corners and flip inside out.
Sew the hole closed by hand or machine.
Cut the headband portion on the fold of your fabric, fold in half lengthwise and once again sew all the way around, leaving a 1/5″ hole near the tip for turning inside out after clipping corners.
Insert the headband and then sew the hole closed.
Tie the knot around the headband, and slide from side to side depending on what look you’d like. Feel free to remove the bow entirely for a different look.
Once I tested my pattern as I got ready for Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge opening, I knew I could make my own Knotty Bow Headbands cheaper or more customized than those you can buy on Etsy. Try out the free pattern and let me know how your crafting goes!