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DIY Pleated Headband Tutorial

Here's a sassy and sweet look for your little girl to dawn. A darling pleated look for a variety of occasions, go with a satin for a more finished and polished end result.

You’ll need:

scrap of fabric (mine was about 3″x11.5″)
scrap of interfacing (same size, ish)
elastic headband 
pearls or buttons if you want
scrap of matching felt
glue gun

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First, cut your piece of fabric out..

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Iron on your interfacing…(obviously mine wasn’t exact, it doesn’t need to be, just close enough)

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Then, I serged (or you could zig zag stitch), each short end.

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Folded it over, towards the wrong side of the fabric, and ironed it.

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Then, I folded it in half lengthwise like so, (right sides together) and serged down the edge…making sure to keep the ironed edges tucked down.

Then I used a safety pin to turn it right side out and ironed it.
I then sewed pleats into the fabric by folding it under every inch or so, and sewed them down. Similar to this shirt. Only I pleated all one direction.

I also dabbed a little bit of fabric glue between the fabric on the short ends to keep them closed.

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I then cut a piece of felt to fit, rounded the edges…

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and, sandwiching the elastic between the felt and your pleated fabric, I glued it together like so.

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Then I also glued on some flat backed pearl beads for some extra glamour!

tada! I think it turned out pretty cute.