16 Fabulous DIY Headbands You Can Make for Cheap

Homemade headbands

The Best DIY Headband Ideas!

Whether you’re trying to keep the hair out of your face or you just want to accessorize a bit, headbands are a great way to accomplish both of those things! Even better, you can make your own DIY headbands for a lot cheaper than you’ll find at the stores.

Making your own homemade headbands also gives you a lot more creative control. You can pick your own designs, materials, and more! Be sure to utilize any spare fabrics you have lying around, and don’t throw out those old t-shirts (you’ll see why in a second)!

1. Basic Headband

Basic patterned headband

Starting out simple we have a basic DIY headband made with knit fabric. You can really use any knit scraps you have lying around for this so go ahead and make a ton of homemade headbands if you want!

Get the full tutorial from Mary Martha Mama.

2. No-Sew Bandana Headband

Red bandana headband

If you’re looking for something with a bit more style this bandana headband idea is so cool! You don’t need any sewing skills either for this one, just a bandana and a plastic headband.

Get the full tutorial: DIY No-Sew Pin Up Girl Bandana Headband!

3. Easy Elastic Headband

Pile of differently designed elastic headbands

This is another pretty simple homemade headband idea that can be made with different types of fabrics. These can be worn a couple of different ways too so they’re quite versatile!

Get the full tutorial from Scattered Thoughts of Crafty Mom.

4. Wired Headband

Floral designed wire headband

This is a neat DIY headband idea because, with the wire, it’s a lot easier to style on your head. You can also make this one reversible which I love!

Get the full tutorial from Dear Handmade Life.

5. Non-Slip Headband

4 different non-slip headbands and styles

If you’re just looking for something to hold your hair back without the need for constant readjustment, one of these non-slip DIY headbands are perfect. As you can see from the image above, there are multiple ways you can style them on your head too.

Get the full tutorial from We All Sew.

6. Tied Headband

Green and white tied headband

If you like a classic knotted headband, you can make your own pretty easily! You don’t need a special fabric for this either (it doesn’t even need to be stretchy) so feel free to use any scraps you have lying around.

Get the full tutorial from Sweet Teal.

7. Sailors Knot T-Shirt Headband

Blue and white nautical headband

Ok, this idea is so cool! The headband is made from an old t-shirt and the sailors knot at the front looks super unique. There’s only a tiny bit of sewing required for this one, but it can be done by hand which is nice.

Get the full tutorial from She Knows.

8. Basic T-Shirt Headband

Hanging multi-colored diy headbands

Here’s another way to make DIY headbands out of old t-shirts. These headbands pull off the basic look really well as all the seems are completely hidden on them.

Get the full tutorial from The Wonder Forest.

9. “Knot Me Up” Headband

Knotted bow crochet headband

This is the first of a few crochet headbands we’ll be featuring on this list. I just love how cute the design is!

Get the full tutorial from Crochet Dreamz.

10. Baby Headband

Baby wearing floral headband

I had to include this adorable baby headband here! The felt flower is such a good touch. This would be a great one to make for photoshoots.

Get the full tutorial + another DIY headband idea: How to Make Baby Headbands

11. Lace Headband

This has to be one of the easiest homemade headbands on this list. It’s super pretty too. The lace gives a nice elegant look that can be paired with a ton of different outfit ideas.

Get the full tutorial from See Kate Sew.

12. Rimmed Headband

Red rimmed headband

Here’s another crochet headband and this one is SO cool and cute. I love the unique rim on it.

Get the full tutorial from Garn Studio.

13. Bow Headband

Everything is cuter with a bow on top! This one is actually pretty beginner-friendly so don’t be intimidated by it if you’re new to crochet!

Get the full tutorial from People Webs.

14. Floral Headband

You most likely won’t be wearing a headband like this on the way to the grocery store, but it’s a super pretty option for special occasions!

Get the full tutorial from Simple As That Blog.

15. Crochet Griddle Headband

Here’s yet another crochet headband that doubles as an ear warmer! The tutorial will show you how to make child and adults sized headbands too which is handy.

Get the full tutorial from Repeat Crafter Me.

16. Fleece Headband

This is another wintery headband/ear warmer and it has a similar style to the crochet headband above. It’s much quicker to make though!

Get the full tutorial from Fleece Fun.

Final Thoughts

There you have it! There are enough homemade headbands on this list to keep your crafting hands occupied for quite a while! Be sure to make a few different ones for hot and cold weather.

You could even make a few for your friends and family as a homemade gift idea. Have fun!

If you really liked the DIY headband ideas above that used repurposed materials, you might like these too:

DIY headbands

Types: Sewing, Adult
Categories: Clothing


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