Yes, I have been working with ribbon lately. In case you didn't read my ribbon stash post and already know, my sister Rebekah recently sent me a zillion yards of ribbon. So here is we go: ribbon headbands.
Chloe really wanted to help me, and I was glad that she could on this project. I can't wait to see the things she comes up with someday, since she's already so creative at age 5. Doesn't she look cute with that tape measure around her neck???
Anyway, first measure around the intended headband wearer's head, and cut a piece of ribbon that is 2 inches smaller. (for us, that was 19" I think) For our headbands we used ribbon that was 1" wide and wider since our elastic was 1" wide.
Then cut 4" of elastic (we were using 1" wide elastic).
Lay the elastic over the ribbon, lining up the ends.
Step 1. Stitch using a 1/2" seam allowance. Go back and forth a few times so it is secure.
Step 2. Open up the seam and stitch your elastic down close to the edge. I liked this touch, but it's not absolutely necessary.
Repeat for the other side like this.
If your ribbon is wider than the elastic, you can wrap it around at the ends.
This is how it turned out with some much wider ribbon.