Crossed Top Hair Band Pattern and Sewing Instructions

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A hair band is a handy fashionable item that can be enjoyed in a variety of colors and patterns. The crossed-top design has an effect of making your face look smaller. For this project, new double gauze patterns from echino are featured. field is popular for its simple checks, bun for its round patterns, and grass for its stories of small landscapes. With tiny motifs all around, these fabrics are perfect for making small items.

Design & Work: Satomi Takei 


Fabric shown for this sample:

  • (Yellow) echino field EKX-97090-91C
  • (Black) echino grass EKX-97090-90
  • (Blue) echino bun EKX-97090-92C

Materials: 

    • Fabric (Hair band Top, Fabric for Elastic (Print)): 90cm×20cm 
      (Hair band Top (Solid)): 50cm × 20cm
    • Elastic Tape: 2.5cm wide x 13cm
  • B
    • Fabric: 108cm wide x 30cm
    • Elastic Tape: 2.5cm wide x 13cm
  • C
    • Fabric: 108cm wide x 20cm
    • Elastic Tape: 2cm wide x 12cm

Size: Adults (A (Yellow x Gray), B (Black) 9cm (w-max) For Kids (C (Blue) 5cm (w-max)

We interviewed Satomi about her creation:

 

Kokka Fabric (KF): What did you think of the fabric you used for this project?
Even when you use only a small portion of the echino fabric, its patterns are impactful and brings excitement. So I made it into a hair band that brightens up your face.

 

KF: Can you tell us any special elements or ideas that you incorporated into this creation?
There are various shapes of hair bands available, but I highly recommend the type with a crossed top, as it makes your face look smaller. Also, the gauze fabric is non-slip and fits your head well.

 

KF: What are some tips for making this hair band?
Since the gauze fabric becomes thicker at the folded edge (where the elastic is attached), if using a sewing machine, turn the pulley slowly by hand or sew by hand.

 

KF: How should we incorporate this hair band into one’s styling?
In addition to wearing the hair band with your bangs up, you can also wear it with your bangs down and lightly curl the hair around your ears. (I prefer to wear it the latter way.)
I recommend using it during video calls, as it helps to give a clean and bright look around your face♪ 

It can be enjoyed together by mom and kid, sisters, friends, etc. The look of a hair band changes depending on the fabric and color, so take this opportunity to make one in a variety of fabrics!

 

KF: Thank you very much, Satomi! Here are sewing instructions along with step by step photos from her. Enjoy crafting!

Instructions

1. Prepare the fabric and flat elastic tape.
※When first cutting the fabric, allow extra 1 to 2cm as gauze fabric tends to shrink. Then lightly preshrink the fabric in water and iron when half dry. Cut the fabric again to a specified measurement.

2. As shown, fold the band top fabric (two pieces) and fabric for elastic in half. Apply straight stitches at 1cm from the edge of the seam.

3. Press the seam open. Iron only the opened portion. ※Use the tip of the iron to make it easier.

4. Turn it inside out using a tool like loop turner. Bring the seam to the center and iron.

5. Fold both band pieces in half and layer as shown with seams inside.

6. Pull the layered folded pieces to the right and left. Fold as shown.

7. Fold the piece to 2.5cm – 3cm so that it can be inserted into the fabric for elastic. ※Baste the piece at around 5mm from the folded end. It will help attaching the elastic in the next step go smoothly.

8. Layer the band piece and elastic for 1cm as shown and sew together.

9. Fold both ends of the fabric for elastic for 1cm inward.

10. Insert the elastic through fabric for elastic. ※ Using something like tweezers or a thorn remover will be helpful.

11. Sew the other side securely in the same way, overlapping by 1 cm. When doing so, pay attention to the direction of the band fabric.

12. Finished!

13. The procedure is the same for the kids’ version. ※The blue fabric is for kids.

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