Easy Way To Sew A Fleece Ear Warmer Headband

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Look cute while staying cozy with this simple sewing project. I’m going to show you an Easy Way To Sew A Fleece Ear Warmer Headband! This quick and easy ear warmer is the perfect project for Fall or Winter. However, the pattern can easily be made with any stretch knit and be worn all year round as well. I made several of these with different fabrics and patterns and they turned out just as great. This sewing project is accessible to any skill level, from beginner to expert. I love this style of the headband, but I was disappointed with how much they cost instore when I looked. I didn’t think it looked too complicated and decided to make some myself. I used some flannel fabric for this because I knew it would be great for this ear warmer and keep me cozy. You can make this project in about half an hour and it would make a great gift idea for someone special. You can adjust the size of this headband if you need to fit a variety of sizes between kids and adults. Whatever fabric you choose, I recommend one with a little bit of stretch to it to keep this ear warmer headband nice and comfortable. 

In addition to your fabric of choice, you will need a few supplies. You’ll need some regular matching thread for your sewing machine, some scissors, clips or pins, and your sewing machine. I always recommend a rotary cutter, mat, and ruler as it makes cutting out your fabric quick and easy. Let’s get started!

What You’ll Need:

Easy Way To Sew A Fleece Ear Warmer Headband

Step 1: Cut Fabric

The first step in this easy way to sew a fleece ear warmer headband it to cut out your fabric. We are going to cut out the four pieces of the ear warmer. You will cut TWO rectangles that are 5” x 21” and TWO rectangles that are 1 ¾” x 4”. 

Step 2: Construct the Main Piece

Once your pieces are cut out, we will begin putting the main headband piece together. Place the two larger rectangles’ right sides together, which means the pattern sides of the fabric should be facing one another. Pin along the long edge and sew ½” from the edge. 

Turn the piece right side out through one of the short ends so the pattern is on the outside. Topstitch a straight stitch down both long sides about a ½” from the edge. This will be roughly on top of your previous seam.

Step 3: Construct the Pinched Piece

Now on this easy fleece ear warmer headband tutorial, you will place the two smaller rectangles right sides together. Pin or clip the long edges and sew about ¼” from the edge on both sides. 

Flip this right side out through one of the short ends, which should give you a small tube.

Fold the tube short edge to short edge and then sew down this short edge with about a ¼” inseam.

Flip this right side out so the seam you sewed is on the inside. 

Step 4: Finish Assembling the Ear Warmer

Next on this DIY fleece ear warmer sewing tutorial, fold or pinch one of the open sides of the long rectangle and slide the smaller rectangle in the middle. You can choose if you want the small rectangle to be completely in the center or a bit off-center.

With the small rectangle in the middle, fold the larger rectangle in half with both open ends together. Pin and sew the open ends of the large rectangle using a ½” inseam. 

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To make the new seam flat, press each side down on opposites sides and then sew each side. I used clips to hold it down while I sewed.

Once done, flip right side out and you are all done! Now you know an easy way to sew a fleece ear warmer headband! This is a fun and simple sewing project anyone can do. It would make a great gift as well. You can make these fleece ear-warmers for much cheaper than you could purchase in-store, so pick out some cute fabric and make a few of these.

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Easy Way To Sew A Fleece Ear Warmer Headband

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Stay nice and toasty with this simple ear warmer headband! This is an easy sewing tutorial to follow and you'll be making this is no time!

Active Time 30 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $3.00

Instructions

  1. You will cut TWO rectangles that are 5” x 21” and TWO rectangles that are 1 ¾” x 4”. 
  2. Place the two larger rectangles right sides together, which means the pattern sides of the fabric should be facing one another. Pin along the long edge and sew ½” from the edge.
  3. Turn the piece right side out so the pattern is on the outside. 
  4. Topstitch a straight stitch down both long sides about a ½” from the edge. 
  5. Place the two smaller rectangles right sides together. Pin or clip the long edges and sew about ¼” from the edge on both sides. 
  6. Flip this right side out, which should give you a small tube.
  7. Fold the tube short edge to short edge and then sew down this short edge with about a ¼” inseam.
  8. Flip this right side out so the seam you just sewn is on the inside. 
  9. Fold or pinch one of the open sides of the long rectangle and slide the smaller rectangle in the middle.  
  10.  With the small rectangle in the middle, fold the larger rectangle in half with both open ends together. 
  11. Pin and sew the open end using a ½” inseam. 
  12.  To make the new seam flat, press each side down on opposites sides and then sew each side. 
  13. Once done, flip right side out and you are all done! 

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