STAYING IN CHECK HEADBAND
120 x 30cm (47¼ x 117/") tartan fabric (ours 8 was from www.susanwillowgb.etsy.com) 9.5cm (3¾") elastic, 2cm (¾") wide Matching sewing thread Safety pin Loop turner
01 From the tartan, cut one 24 x 7cm (9½ x 2¾") rectangle and two 53 x 17cm (207/ 8") x 6¾") rectangles. Fold each in half along the length with right sides (RS) together and pin. Using a 1cm ( 3 /8") seam allowance, sew the long raw edges to make three tubes.
02 Turn each fabric tube RS out using the loop turner, then press each piece flat with the seam in the middle of one side.
03 Add the safety pin to one end of the elastic, then thread it through the smallest tube. Remove the pin, gather the fabric in the middle, then sew across each short edge to secure the elastic inside.
04 Wrap the two large fabric tubes around each other at the middle, as shown. Place the ends of each tube wrong sides together, seams facing, then fold the edges in.
05 Place the elastic tube in the centre of one end of the large pieces and fold each side inwards. Sew across this folded piece to secure the elastic to the main headband, then repeat at the other end.
06 Pull the main headband pieces over the ends of the elastic to conceal them from view and adjust the fabric to shape the headband. Trim any loose threads to finish.