Lily’s Pleated Headband

Right before Easter, it was my little niece Lily’s 2nd Birthday and I just had to make something for her. Yes, I love shopping as much as the next girl but I also love to create, if you didn’t know by now.

So, I got to searching. She’s such a precious girly-girl with smiles for days and I wanted to find something that would suit her now, but be able to be used as she got a little older. Plus, I wanted something slightly unique.  Since my sister loves to get her all dolled up {“Always something in the hair” she says}, I thought of a headband. Now as I was “pinning” I came across this website and loved the pleated headband tutorial and colorful options. It got my creative juices flowing!!! Jess at Craftiness is Not Optional shows you {and me!} just how to do this. Thanks Jess!

So here’s mine:

Using an old and unique button like this bunny, helped give the headband the extra “umph” I was looking for. Plus, it’s slitghly big on her now {would you believe no one had those thin elastic headbands in Jess’s tutorial? I’d think I could find them anywhere!} but it stays on and she can grow into it too. Heck it fit me and my sis.

And little miss Lily loved playing around in the backyard lookin’ spiffy on this Good Saturday afternoon.

Get the full tutorial at

  • Lisa - April 4, 2013 - 7:08 pm

    My daughter would love this–I checked out the original and the directions seemed simple enough for a novice seamstress like myself to complete. Any problems attaching it to the headband? Yours is delightful.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey - April 4, 2013 - 7:31 pm

    Lisa- Thanks for visiting! Glad you like mine. It was super easy and I didn’t have any problems attaching it to the headband. Once it was made, I hot glued it to the headband and then cut out some felt to sit underneath like the tutorial and I just hot glued that all down. The hot glue may not last forever but at least it’s an easy fix if it starts to come up. Good luck making your own!ReplyCancel

  • Scarlet Paolicchi - April 6, 2013 - 2:07 pm

    This looks so cute & really simple! I think my daughter would love one for the spring.

    I’ve added this page to my StumbleUpon. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jess - November 10, 2014 - 7:43 pm

    So adorable! Ours are still going strong 3 odd years later!ReplyCancel

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