Skinny Elastic Braided Headband Tutorial
Braided Skinny Elastic Headband Tutorial
For this tutorial I decided to create a headband for all ages, yes even
moms can wear it. I really the love look of these headbands, They are so
perfect to wear when you're at the gym or just for fun. Plus there are
endless color options and they are so easy to make!
Supplies you need:
● 3 colors of skinny elastic
● E6000 Industrial strength glue (found at joann fabrics,
amazon.com, and other craft stores)
● 1 inch FOE (color matching one of the 3 skinny elastic colors)
● Tooth pick
● Measuring tape
● A willing helper or safety pin
First you will need to cut your elastic to size. For an Adult size I cut
my elastic to 20 inches. To figured out the correct size wrap one piece
of skinny elastic around your head where you will be wearing the
headband. You will not need to add extra elastic for gluing. Cut the
other 2 pieces of skinny elastic to the length of the first. Once the
skinny elastic is cut you will need to cut the FOE, you will use 1 inch.
Once your pieces are all cut lay them out so the are lined up on the
ends. You will be gluing the skinny elastic ends to the 1 inch piece of
FOE. Lay the end so they're evenly in the middle of the FOE (see image
below) Be prepared when using the glue, it comes out fast and keeps on
coming even if you are not pushing on the tube. Using your toothpick
put glue on the FOE under the skinny elastic. Then press the skinny
elastic on top of the glue. You will need to wait about 20 minutes before
you start braiding. If the skinny elastic lifts from the FOE you will
want to wait another 10 minutes.
Now it is time for your willing helper to help you out or you can pin
your elastic to something that will hold it in place while you braid it.
Once your glue has dried for at least 20 minutes you can start the
process of braiding the skinny elastic. You do not need to pull tight as
you braid. While you braid make sure to keep the elastic flat to keep it
You will want to braid till the end of the skinny elastic. (see image
After braiding is finished you will glue the end of the braided skinny
elastic to the FOE. You will want to put glue on the FOE and on top of the
other skinny elastic ends you have already glued to the FOE. You need
to put glue on both sides of the skinny elastic. (see below)
To finish off the headband you will want to fold the FOE on top of the
skinny elastic. You will need to put glue on top of the skinny elastic
then push down the FOE for about 1 minute. Make sure you do not use
too much glue or it will ooze out of the sides. Once the first side of the
FOE is in place you will need to fold over and glue the unfinished end of
the FOE about a ¼ inch, hold in place for at least 1 minute.
Now glue the FOE to itself. You can pull it a little as you glue it
together. Squeeze it between your fingers for 1 minute. (In the picture
above you can see the green elastic ended up sticking out of the FOE,
once you finish you can just trim it off if you have this happen to you.)
You are now finished! You will want the glue to dry at least a few hours
before you wear your headband.
I hope you enjoyed making your new braided skinny elastic headband!
Elastic by the yard has so many different colors of skinny elastic for
you to use! You could also use sports team colors! Really there are so
many options!If you enjoyed this tutorial please share with your friends!
Tutorial by Chelsea