Today I’m going to show you a new pattern for the woven headbands – Stripes!
This color combination is perfect for Halloween or sports teams!
First, cut two 24″ pieces of each color. (You need four 24″ strands total). Heat seal all ends with a lighter. To achieve the stripe pattern we need to use two different colors and the ends of the matching colors need to be glued together. Overlap the ends 1/2″ and hot glue them together.
You should now have 2 continuous lengths of ribbon. Now we are going to glue the pieces together in the center to form an “x”. The matching colors should be across from each other.
Place the center of the “x” on the back of the headband. You should have one piece of orange and one piece of black on each side. The matching colors will be diagonal from each other.
Step 1: Fold your top right ribbon across the headband (black).
Step 2: Fold your top left ribbon across the headband (orange).
Step 3: Fold your top left ribbon behind the headband (orange). You want this piece on the back of the headband make sure not to overlap any other ribbons.
Step 4: Fold your bottom right ribbon across the headband (orange). This should be the only ribbon remaining on the right side of the headband.
Step 5: Now all of your ribbons are on the left side. Weave your top left ribbon in between the ribbon above it. Black should be weaved below the other black and above the orange ribbon.
Step 6: Fold your top left ribbon around the back of the headband (apple green).
Now continue the same steps for the rest of the headband. It’s important to hold your ribbon tightly as you weave. If the ribbon is loose the plastic white headband will show through. You can also use an alligator clip after each weave to hold it in place.
As you contine to weave you will see the stripe pattern. There should be a diagonal line of each color. When you come to the other end of the headband use your alligator clip to hold it in place.
Step 7: Hot glue the ends to the headband. Start by gluing down the ends that will be against the headband. I glued orange down first. Flip your headband over and glue down the end that is against that side of the headband. Glue the two remaining ribbons down.
Step 8: Use your scissors to cut off the excess ribbon. Don’t cut the ribbon too close to the headband.
Step 9: Use your lighter to burn the ends of the ribbon. I run the lighter back and forth and press down on the ribbon (quickly – it’s hot!!).
Make sure the edges of the plastic headband are covered for a professional finish.
You’ve completed the stripe pattern!! What did you think of this pattern? I would love to see the color combinations that you come up with!