If you’re a Silhouette machine user and you follow related blogs, then you’re probably familiar with Lauren from the Thinking Closet. Did you know that she is expecting her first baby? That’s right! She’s going to have a gorgeous baby girl before she knows it! I’m very excited for her. There is nothing like experiencing your first baby- the highs, the lows, and all the in betweens. Of course, having a baby girl means a bucketload of super cute baby stuff! The baby headband trend is worth obsessing over, and I’ve made this Knit Bow Baby Headband to send to her for her new sweetpea! I’m sharing the quick and easy tutorial for you today in case you want to make your own.
Stick around after the tutorial for a virtual baby shower! Several blogging friends are sharing games, food, decorations, and more gift ideas in honor of Lauren’s special day! Congratulations, Lauren!
Also, I do regret that I do not have a cute baby modeling the headband. The triplets were NOT going to do it, that’s for sure! There are no babies around here anymore!
Supplies (affiliate links for supplies included):
- Knit fabric
- Sewing machine – I have this Brother sewing machine, and it is a workhorse!
- Ball point needle
- Straight pins
- Measuring tape
Measure the baby’s head and add two inches. I don’t have a newborn around, so I coerced one of the triplets to let me measure his head. Then I reduced it by a bit. Cut a piece of knit fabric the size of your (length + 2 inches) x 4 inches. Cut another rectangular shape on the fold. This shape will be the bow. The size depends on how large you want the bow to be. Some moms say the bigger the better while others go for smaller. It’s up to you! Just be sure to fold your fabric in half and then cut the rectangle (you’ll have essentially two pieces connected by the fold).
Take the headband piece and fold it in half. Sew it into a long tube, using the ball point needle and a zigzag stitch leaving the ends open.
Turn the tube right side out. Tie a loose knot in it a little left from center.
Set the tube aside.
Sew the rectangle together. To do this, sew the three sides together, leaving a small opening for turning. Turn it right side out. Sew all the way around the rectangle close to the outer edge, making sure that you close the opening while sewing.
Insert the rectangle in the knot. Spend some time positioning how you want the bow to look. Once you’re satisfied, pull the ends of the tube so that the knot tightens down on the bow and makes it secure.
To close the headband, insert one end into the other end. Use a zigzag stitch to catch the ends closed.
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This is so so cute and so easy to make! I need to add this to my future baby shower gifts to make list!
Amy Latta says
How cute! I love little girls with bows and headbands!!
Lynee Tretow says
I’m already so very obsessed with baby bows, so I practically squealed with delight to see your post today, Melanie! And your tutorial breakdown makes the DIY element seem so very do-able. Can’t wait to make some of my own for Baby Girl (one in every color, perhaps?). And thanks for lavishing me with so much love through this Virtual Baby Shower. I’m feeling so incredibly blessed to have the bloggy friends I do! Love ya.
Mary H says
What a cute idea…having a virtual baby shower. And I love the bow!
So sweet and simple to make!!! My baby has turned into a toddler and I am thinking I should try making this while I still have the chance!!