Tutorial | Ear Warmer Headband

Although I’m in a mad dash to get everything ready for Alt Summit (are you going?!?!), the fresh snow on the ground here in Colorado reminded me that I still needed to bring home this easy Ear Warmer Headband sewing tutorial.

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With the cold days we’ve been having here in Colorado and for everyone who experienced the Polar Vortex (Seriously, who named that? Best dramatic name ever!), I wanted to make an ear warmer headband that would be warm enough for jogging outside as well as stylish enough for running errands around town. This ear warmer headband hits the mark on both counts! It is made using two layers of fleece for warmth and can be easily washed after a workout, yet it is stylish enough to wear without running shoes!

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Want to make one too? Let’s get started!

Materials

  • 1/8 Yard Fleece
  • Piping (Pre-made, or make your own like I did using this tutorial from Charming Doodle)
  • Sew-on Velcro
  • Measuring Tape
  • General Sewing Supplies

Instructions

One: Using the measuring tape, measure around your head where you would wear the headband. Take that measurement and add 1 inch for the seam allowance and then add 3 inches for overlapping. This number will be the length. My measurement was 21 inches and then I added 4 inches for a total of 25 inches.

Two: Cut two pieces of fleece with a width of 4.5 inches and the length determined from step one.

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Three: Two inches from the end, cut the fabric so that it tapers to two inches wide at the end.

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Four: Pin a strip of piping to the right side of one of the pieces of fleece on the top. Repeat for the bottom. Make sure that the edges are lined up and that the cording in the piping is facing towards the middle of the fleece.

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Five: Baste stitch the piping to the fleece.

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Six: Place the fleece pieces right sides together and pin.

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Seven: Top stitch the fleece pieces together with a 1/2 inch seam allowance, leaving a 3 inch opening for turning.

Eight: Turn the ear warmer headband through the opening, press, and then hand stitch the opening closed.

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Nine: Try on the headband to determine the velco placement. The ends of my headband didn’t overlap too much, so I attached the velco so that the velcro would hang off a bit.

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Ten: Sew the velcro to the ends of the ear warmer headband and you’re done!

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  • Courtney

    Erin, very cute headband! Seems simple enough for me to do. And, where are those very cute moccasins from by the way? Love them.

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Aw, thanks Courtney! The shoes are actually UGGS and they are quite possibly the most comfortable thing ever!

  • Paul Sobon

    great photography! Love the colors.

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Thanks Daddio! Love you!

  • Sara

    So sad I spent the money buying a running headband from lululemon! I’ll probably make 10 of these anyway :)

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      I loved the Lululemon ones too! There was an adorable ear warmer one out at Christmas time, but apparently I have a small head since it was too big for me! If you make one using my tutorial, I would LOVE to see it!

  • Cecilia

    Cute! Thanks for the tutorial.

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Yay! I’m glad you like it!

  • Jessica Barahona

    love this! the piping is so cute!

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Thank you! I’m a bit obsessed with hot pink piping at the moment too… I have plans for it to make a re-appearance in an upcoming project! :)

  • Autum

    Such a cute and simple earwarmer to make. This would be a darling gift for someone. Thanks for sharing.

    • http://www.sewbon.com/ Erin

      Aw, thanks for the kind words! :)