Woven Ribbon Headband Tutorial


Hi everyone. 


Today I have a video tutorial for you for woven ribbon headbands using ribbon and supplies from Really Reasonable Ribbon


I’ve been promising this video for a while and I finally have it done.  My video editing needs some work, but I think it’s good enough to give you an idea of how to make them.  My oldest son had the nerve to grow up, get a job and move out without any consideration for my video editing needs if you can believe that.  This is why it’s been 2 years since my last video.  If you did not see it, be sure to take a look at my Military Braid Tutorial where I made a pair of fun flip flops.  I’m not of the generation that is born with the knowledge to run all computer programs, so you’ll have to bear with me for now.  🙂  I’m sure my skills will improve once I have a few videos under my belt.


First I have the video for you below.  Then beneath that, I will show you some other headband samples I made.  I encourage you to give this project a try.  Once you get the hang of it, it’s really quite easy.




Here is my adorable niece modeling a headband I made with 3/8″ double-faced satin using a 1/2″ child size headband.  This size headband is probably ideal for girls up to age 7 or 8.  It’s a bit shorter end to end when their heads are still a bit smaller.


Here is a set I made with a 1/2″ child size headband and an 18″ doll headband.  These are fun gift ideas so your little girl had a matching headband for her favorite doll.  The larger child sized headband is made with 3/8″ grosgrain and the doll sized headband is made with 1/4″ grosgrain.

Here is an American Girl doll that belongs to my other niece modeling a doll sized headband.  (Sorry, I couldn’t seem to get my niece and the doll at my house at the same time for a photo of both of them together.)

Below are some additional headband samples.  You can make so many variations just by varying the starting ribbon positions or using printed ribbon.  A headband woven with just one color ribbon is also very nice.



The white headband below is made with 3/8″ white satin with grosgrain edge ribbon and would be lovely for a 1st communion or even a flower girl at a wedding.

This final headband is a 1/4″ headband and I used 1/4″ grosgrain ribbon.  I love the smaller profile of this width of headband.


I hope you enjoyed the tutorial and you have success making your own headbands.  They are wonderful for holiday gifts or to sell at holiday craft fairs.


If you give this a try, we would love to have you share your finished projects on the RRR Facebook page. 


If you have any questions or problems, I’d be happy to help if I can.  Just be sure to leave an email address so I can answer you if your blogger account does not have an email link.


~ Bonnie ~



3 thoughts on “Woven Ribbon Headband Tutorial”

  1. hoping you can help. I am having a hard time getting this started the colors i choose are yellow, orange, red and brow, my diamond colors being the yellow and orange,

    1. If you want the center diamonds to be yellow and orange, those colors should be on the left side of your ribbon ‘x’. You can use 4 colors, but sometimes it is nice to have the sides be the same color as well. Experiment with different positions for the ribbons and see what you like the best. Happy crafting!

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