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Knotted Headband

This classic accessory is made from luxurious modern fabrics—crushed velvet or satin sik blend.

velvet and satin headbands

Photography: Janelle Jones

Source: Martha Stewart


What are the benefits of a silk headband? Silk and satin help is versatile: It's naturally cool to the touch while possessing a breathable yet insulating fabric, which makes it great for all seasons. Our knotted take on the accessory is as stylish as it is functional. Make a variety of different colors to complement any outfit or mood.


  • Headband

  • Fabric (May Silk Silk-Satin Blush Pink Fabric, $7.50 per yd.,; Back Room Fabric Emerald Green Crushed Velvet, $22 per yd.,

  • Rotary cutter

  • Fabric glue


  1. Using a rotary cutter, cut two squares of fabric: a skinny piece measuring 2 by 13 inches and a bigger piece measuring 23 by 9 inches; on the bigger piece cut off the corners.

    materials for making a headband
  2. Cinch the bigger fabric in the middle. Adhere the smaller fabric on the underside of the headband using fabric glue; hold in place and let dry to secure.

    making a headband
  3. Wrap the underside fabric around the headband. Tie the cinched fabric into a knot at the top of the headband.

    making a headband
  4. Tighten the knot to secure and fold fabric over the topside of the headband, tucking in the ends and securing with glue.

    making a headband
  5. Fold in the topside fabric onto the innerside of the band, loosely pleating from the bottom up and securing with glue; let dry completely before wearing.

    making a headband

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