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Hi Everyone! I’m Vanessa of Punkin Patterns and I’m very excited to be here today on whipup.net. Today I wanted to share with you a very simple project: a pleated lace headband. Super simple, but so elegant! It’s a very easy project, perfect for a beginner or the seasoned pro. It’s great for little girls or big ones too!

To make a pleated lace headband you’ll need

  • lace
  • a headband
  • fray-check
  • glue (either hot glue or fabric glue)
  • you’ll also need a sewing machine (or needle and thread)

  1. We’ll start by pleating the beginning of the lace with your hand.
  2. Place the pleated section under your pressure foot and start sewing slowly down the center of the lace (alternatively you can sew down the pleats by hand). Continue pleating the lace as you go by lifting up a section of lace and fold it down so the fold goes under the pressure foot.
  3. Keep going until you have a length of pleated lace 2 inches longer than your headband. You can use fray check on the ends if you like.
  4. Using hot glue or fabric glue, place a line of glue along the center of the headband making sure you wrap a small bit around the bottom. Continue all the way around.
  5. You can add a bit of buttons or small ribbon flowers if you like.

And you’re done!


This is a perfect pretty quick gift to make for those gals in your life – a ruffly covered headband.


I love this original and quirky headband accessory – felt and feathers.

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Sweet paul and his doily obsession – loving this headband made from doilies.

doily headband


a sweet flower headband tutorial from Catherine of Gingham Cherry.

flower headband


For more kids craft, creative ideas and activities go to the Action Pack website