I love headbands. Especially when they have knots in them, and I don't really know why. It might be a condition... So, if you are like me, and completely flip head over heels for headbands, this is the DIY for you. Here is what you will need to start your project.
First you are going to want to lay out you scarf so that it is all spread out. Make sure your scarf has some stretch to it, or you will need a lot of elastic. Measure a 13x8 inch rectangle, and cut down the line marked, as shown in the first two pictures from the left. (You may need to adjust the length depending on how big or small your head is...)
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Then, once your 13x8 rectangle of scarf is cut out, fold it in half, and make a small snip on both ends of the fold. By doing this, you are marking your next line to cut. Cut down the center of the 13x8 rectangle to create two 6.5x4 smaller rectangles, as shown in the last three pictures. Then, you are going to use you sewing machine. Take one of your 6.5x4 strips and fold it in half, and pin. I had a little trouble getting the edges to stop curling up, and if this happens to you, try to smooth out the edges as best you can. Once you have pinned both strips, you will start to sew. Make sure you sew on the side that is pinned, so that your headband doesn't get messed up. When you have finished sewing both strips of scarf, you are going to have a rough edge. Our next step is to turn both inside out, eliminate that rough edge to get a smooth, tucked in seam. (Shown in both pictures to the left.)
Once you have sewn you elastic into you headband, repeat the folding in and pinning elastic, only with the other side of the elastic you attached to the other side of the headband. Try it on and LOVE it! I hope you enjoy it!