Recently I was out for a morning run, when I noticed that my normal running hat just wasn’t cutting it anymore. So I promptly went home and whipped up a fleece ear warming headband to help combat the wind. On my next run, my ears were toasty warm…and my creative brain wouldn’t stop working. My kids would LOVE these things, especially if I made them with cute animal shapes like Narwhals and Unicorns.
Narwhal / Unicorn Earflap Headband
free sewing pattern, sizes 2T thru 7
*Please note – the earflap headband takes less than 20 minutes to sew WITHOUT the horn. Add an additional 10-15 minutes of sewing time if adding the horn.
How to sew a kids earflap headband, with optional Narwhal / Unicorn horn
- Unicorn / Narwhal Ear flap headband sewing pattern, click HERE to download
- Fleece fabric
- Embroidery floss
- Embroidery needle
- Coordinating thread
- Universal regular point sewing needle 90/14
- Rotary cutter / scissors
- Sewing machine
Step One – Place to earflap headband pattern pieces right sides together. Pin and sew along the top and bottom edge. Trim seam allowance and turn right side out.
Step Two – Fold headband in half, right sides together, matching up the short raw edges. Pin and sew.
Step Three – Press seam open, and sew a rectangle around the open seam to secure in place.
Step Four – If adding the horn, fold horn in half right sides together. Pin and sew straight edge. Trim seam and turn right side out.
Step Five – Stuff horn with PolyFil.
Step Six – Using an embroidery thread and needle, sew the horn bottom on, using a whipstitch all around.
Step Seven – Wrap the remaining thread up and around the horn, pulling the thread slightly tight to keep in place. When you get to the top of the horn, slip the needle inside of the horn and back out, to secure thread in place.
Step Eight – Sew the horn directly onto the front center of your headband, using a whipstitch around the bottom edge to secure.
And you are done!
I added a few ricrac flowers that I had lying around to the base of my daughters unicorn headband, but they are just for fun :).
Thank you so much for stopping by, and until next time…