Interchangeable headbands are great for so many reasons. They give versatility by allowing you to add any type of flower, bow or embellishment by making a simple loop on the headband and clipping the flower right onto the headband. Interchangeable headbands are really a staple of hair accessory making. Follow our simple instructions to learn how to make your own!
Elastic – you can make any type of elastic headband interchangeable. For our tutorial, we have chosen a 5/8th inch printed elastic (pink/white VINTAGE damask)
Lighter, or heat source for heat sealing the edges
Hot glue/glue gun
Cut elastic to desired length. Our recommended measurements can be found in our Measurements for headbands and Hair Ties blog.
Cut an additional piece of elastic to make the loop wrap. For a 5/8th inch width elastic, we recommend a 2 inch piece.
Heat seal all edges of the elastic. To do this, carefully run the lighter along the edges – do not hold the flame on the elastic for very long, it does not take much, if you hold it too long the elastic will burn.
Glue the ends of the long piece of elastic together, overlapping about 0.5 inch.
Take the smaller cut of elastic for the loop and lay it right over the seam you just created. If you only overlapped the 0.5 inch like stated, neither of the seams will show outside the loop. Glue the first end of the loop to the underside of the elastic.
Glue the other “flap” of elastic over the top of the piece you just glued down on the underside of the elastic.
Flip the headband over, and you will have a loop on the top side of the headband. It is important when gluing the flaps of the loop to the underside that you pull it tight so the loop lies flat on the upside of the elastic!
Attach any flower or bow to the loop by sliding the clip through the loop.
Now you know how to make interchangeable headbands – these will add so much versatility to your business, or give the girl you are creating for, so many fashion options.