(Closed) Please help with DIY headband…

posted 8 years ago in Accessories
Post # 4
461 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

Let me know what you find out! I want to know how to make those too! I am assuming all you do is sew on (or hot glue) some seed beads in a pattern.

Post # 5
247 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2011 - The Viceroy

I’ve never made a headband, but the styles you like might be easy to do.  Looks like you’ll need some ribbon and embellishments.  You could get some kind of appliqué or they make some very detailed embellished ribbon that you could find online (http://www.mjtrim.com/ comes to mind) or at a local fabric/trimming shop.  Either just attach/sew the details on top the ribbon itself, or at either end of two strips of ribbon.  Tie in the back of the head.

Good luck!

Post # 6
1636 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Hey hun I make headbands actually! I made mine for my wedding! you should be able to accomplish this on your own for around $16! all you need to do is search crystal trim and a lot of different ones pop up once you find one you like go to your local craft store find some ribbon and just sew the trim onto the ribbon if you need any help feel free to PM me! 

Post # 8
527 posts
Busy bee

They are most likely $90 and up because they are hand beaded (at least the first one looks like it is).  You could hand bead it yourself, but it takes some definite patience, planning and time to get it done.  I am considering making one for myself, but am not 100% on that choice as of yet.  Good luck!

Post # 9
1068 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Here are some of my tips:

1) Check out some notions – lace ribbons, etc – in a pattern that you like.

2) Find some beads or rhinestones. Beads should best be attached by sewing (simple thread and needle) and rhinestones can be fastened with glue (there are some specific ones for rhinestones/fabric).

3) You can choose a nice ribbon, if you would it more like the second picture. This may actually be the best to act as a base, since lace ribbon can be too supple or stretchy to hold on it’s one. If you attach it on top of the ribbon, it can help to hold the shape.

4) So that it’s headband like – elastic-y and all – you will want to attach a short segment of elastic. This would be for the part that is below the back of your hair. You will have a sew this onto the ribbon as well.

Good luck!

Post # 10
439 posts
Helper bee

I’m making headbands for my bridesmaids using this video:



So far, I have one finished and have two more in the works, but they look good.  I bought pearl beads at Hobby Lobby and Michael’s.

I’m debating about making one for myself or making a fascinator instead.

Post # 12
5 posts

@Engaged_With_Love: Here’s the same exact beaded trim as your first photo. You get a whole yard for 30+ bucks! I bought one yard of a similar trim to make a belt and have enough left over for a headband too 🙂

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