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Fleece Ear Warmer Headband Tutorial

Ohio is cold in the winter but I love to exercise outside when I can.  A few years ago I got a fleece ear warmer headband and I love it because I can still wear my hair up to run or walk outside.  Keeping my ears warm keeps me from getting headaches that I get when I try to run in cold weather.

I decided to make some more fleece ear warmer headbands from scraps I had leftover from other projects.  Today I’m sharing the tutorial and my pattern with you.

Follow this simple tutorial to make a fleece earwarmer headband using the free printable pattern. #fleeceearwarmerheadband

These are super easy, quick, and inexpensive to make.  The perfect project trifecta in my opinion.

Supplies Needed to Make a Fleece Ear Warmer Headband:

Fleece Earwarmer Headband Tutorial

Step 1:

Print the pdf pattern for the ear warmer headband.  When printed correctly the long, straight edge should measure about 10 inches.

Step 2:

Next cut out the pattern and place it on a section of fleece folded in half with the side labeled “fold” against the folded edge.

red fleece fabric laid out with the pattern laying on top

the fabric shape once the pattern has been cut out

the cut out fabric unfolded

Step 3:

Then you will cut out a second piece, again making sure the side labeled “fold” is against the fold.

the two pieces of fabric cut out from the fleece earwarmer headband pattern

Step 4:

Pin the two pieces together and sew along the two long sides but leave the shorter sides open.  Sew about 1/4 inch from edge.

the two pieces of fleece cut out and pinned together, with lines drawn on the picture to show where to sew along the edges

the two pieces of fleece sewn together

Step 5:

Turn the headband inside out by pulling through the smaller sides that you left open.

turning the fleece right side out

Step 6:

Press and pin along the sides.  Top stitch along the two long sides, sewing about 1/4 inch from edge.

the fleece turned right side out and pinned to keep everything from shifting when doing the topstitching

the finished topstitching

Step 7:

Fold the headband in half.  Pin the open ends together.  Sew along the open ends, sewing about 1/2 inch from the edge.  I then pinned the seam open and sewed across it so that the little flaps would lay flat, but this is optional.

the headband folded in half and pinned at the open end with the two ends together and a line showing where to sew across to close the end

the end of the fleece earwarmer headband sewn together

lines showing where to sew to keep the ends folded down nicely

Step 8:

Turn the headband right side out, so that the seam is against your head when you wear it and does not show.

Yield: 1 earwarmer

Fleece Earwarmer Headband

Fleece Earwarmer Headband

Make your own fleece earwarmer headband following this tutorial.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Difficulty easy
Estimated Cost depends on materials

Materials

  • fleece (about a 1/4 of a yard will do)
  • matching thread
  • my fleece ear warmer headband pattern

Tools

  • sewing machine
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • rotary cutting set or scissors

Instructions

  1. Print the pdf pattern for the ear warmer headband. When printed correctly the long, straight edge should measure about 10 inches.
  2. Cut out the pattern and place it on a section of fleece folded in half with the side labeled “fold” against the folded edge.
  3. Cut out a second piece, again making sure the side labeled “fold” is against the fold.
  4. Pin the two pieces together and sew along the two long sides but leave the shorter sides open. Sew about 1/4 inch from edge.
  5. Turn the headband inside out by pulling through the smaller sides that you left open.
  6. Press and pin along the sides. Top stitch along the two long sides, sewing about 1/4 inch from edge.
  7. Fold the headband in half. Pin the open ends together. Sew along the open ends, sewing about 1/2 inch from the edge. I then pinned the seam open and sewed across it so that the little flaps would lay flat, but this is optional.
  8. Turn the headband right side out, so that the seam is against your head when you wear it and does not show.And you’re done! That seems like a lot of steps, but they are all really quick and simple.

And you’re done!  That seems like a lot of steps, but they are all really quick and simple.

the finished headband on a brunette, sideview
the finished headband from the front

I love my new ear warmer.  Perhaps I will make a few more, with some kind of embellishments- maybe some flowers, bows, or the like.  If I do I’ll be sure to share them.

Do you wear fleece ear warmer headbands when it’s cold out?

Want more sewing tutorials?  Check out my sewing page.

Follow this simple tutorial to make a fleece earwarmer headband using the free printable pattern. #fleeceearwarmerheadband

Rochelle @ eSheepDesigns

Saturday 11th of February 2017

Thanks for the nifty pattern! I thrifted the fleece from an sweatshirt that I was about to toss, so mine actually has a design running around it. Nice addition to my winter accessories.

Cat

Saturday 11th of February 2017

You're welcome! I love re-purposing fabric like that. Nice upcycle!

Beth

Sunday 5th of February 2017

Thank you! I'll be making these very, very soon!

Cat

Sunday 5th of February 2017

You're so welcome!

Dogpackmomma

Saturday 14th of January 2017

Great! Thanks & Happy Trails!

Cat

Saturday 14th of January 2017

You're welcome!

Brooke Rollinger

Saturday 14th of January 2017

My charity group 'Wrap Up Sioux Falls' is working on making your ear warmer headbands for our homeless initiative. Thank you for the great instructions! I am, however, trying to find the PDF to print the pattern. Could you lead me in the right direction.

Cat

Saturday 14th of January 2017

No problem! It's linked in the supply list above or you can click here- https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B4I3O5J8h5ZGbkpqaEFaQWx2Tk0/view

Sounds like a great cause! Best of luck!

Terry Rupple

Thursday 12th of January 2017

Live in Northern Wisconsin and need some of these for myself and walking partners. I do sew so should be a quick project. Look awesome!

Cat

Thursday 12th of January 2017

I'm sure your walking partners will love them!

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