Making a cosmetic headband out of an old towel

Do you need something to keep your hair off your face while applying cosmetics? Here is how you can make a simple cosmetic headband out of an old towel.

  1. Using tape, measure the circumference of your head, from the tip of your forehead to the nape of your neck, along your hairline.
  2. Cut out an old towel using the previous measurement as your length. Add in about 2 inches extra for overlapping. Your cut out should measure approximately 5 inches in width.
  3. Fold the cut out into half width wise and pin it down. Sew piping along all four edges to keep it from fraying.
  4. Sew on the opposite ends of Velcro tape on to each end of the cosmetic hair band so that it forms a loop when fastened.
  5. You now have a complete cosmetic hairband.

Alternatively, you can also use the below method for a different type of headband. You can also use this headband to cover your hair during paint jobs to avoid paint from getting onto your head. Also, this headband can also be worn as a fashion accessory if decorated correctly. Besides that, you can also use a towel with prettier patterns for a prettier headband.

  1. Measure the circumference of your head, roughly all around the hair line, from the tip of your forehead to the nape of your neck, using a measuring tape. Take down those measurements.
  2. Cut out a strip from an old towel, the length measuring the above measurements with the addition of three inches, and the width approximately five inches.
  3. Next, sew the strip of towel into a hoop by stitching the two widths together about half an inch in on each side.
  4. Next, you will need a piece of elastic band that measures about an inch wide. You will need a strip that measures approximately two and a half inches.
  5. Pin this strip down onto the towel, making sure that the middle is placed on the first stitching that you made. On end of that strip, bring the towel piece about an inch in and sew it in place. There should be a small hole between the towel and elastic band, providing it with space to expand when in use.
  6. Now, sew the excess on both sides of the elastic band over. Do not sew onto the band, but around it so that the towel will gather together.

You may also want to sew the other two frayed edges up to prevent it from further frayi

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