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DIY Earwarmer Headbands

How to: Earwarmer Headbands

My ears get really cold. That should probably have been the post title hehehe. But seriously, they do. The problem is I hate wearing hats, they ruin my hair, and i dunno i just have trouble finding a winter hat suits me. So I tend to wear a lot of woolly headbands and earwarmers.

So when I was in JoAnns a few weeks ago and they were selling knitted headbands for less than a dollar each, a little dinging bell went off in my head and i bought three. Have you noticed the faux turban trend that seems to be going around? Well this is my little take on it – or perhaps they look more like bows? Regardless, I’m so happy with how they turned out!

The customization was super easy – here’s what I did.

How to: Earwarmer Headbands

Optional: tack the headband in a nice shape before you start.

How to: Earwarmer Headbands
Method 1:

Cut a piece of leather (mine was 1″ by 3.5″), wrap it around the headband and sew in place. Keep in mind that if your leather is thick you may need to punch holes in it before sewing.

How to: Earwarmer Headbands

Method 2:

Cut a piece of leather (mine was 1″ by 3.5″), wrap it around the headband and glue the leather to itself using leather glue.

How to: Earwarmer Headbands

Method 3:

Grab some yarn, ribbon, trim, whatever you have on hand – wrap it around the headband a few times – tie a knot and hide the ends.

Wear and enjoy!How to: Earwarmer Headbands

ps. the top i’m wearing is from Kendi’s online store Bloom

About Author

Meg is the Founder and Creative Director of Megan Nielsen Patterns, and is constantly dreaming up ideas for new sewing patterns and ways to make your sewing journey more enjoyable! She gets really excited about design details and is always trying to add way too many variations to our patterns.

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12 years ago

These are so cute! I really like the grey one with black detail.

12 years ago

I am not sure where you’re getting your information, but great topic. I must spend some time studying more or figuring out more. Thanks for great information I was searching for this info for my mission.


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