Headband for nurses to save their ears
My daughter is a nurse and happens to wear headbands all the time. She stated how much the mask she had to wear all the time was irritating her ears. So… Mom was on it! I decided to make her a headband that had buttons on it to save her ears from hurting so bad from the elastic on her mask. Therefore, I created a Headband for nurses to save their ears.
As a result, it has elastic in the back for a snug fit and makes it easier to put on.
There is a free pattern download in my free resource library if you want to print your own. (get the password to the library in the form at the bottom of this post). No printer, no problem, if you want to make your own, the measurements are 3 1/4” on top end (on the fold), sides are 7 3/4” long, and the end piece is 2”.
You will cut two pieces, each on the fold. The second piece is the underside. That is to say, if you are just making a normal headband without the buttons, the second piece can be a different fabric to make it reversible.
With right sides together, sew in 1/4” seams down each long side, backstitching at each end.
Meanwhile, turn right side out. I use this fabric turner and it works like magic.
Turn under 1/2” at each end and press.
Using 1” elastic, cut a piece of elastic 6 1/2” long. (Cut 7 1/2” long for a larger head)
Slide elastic in each end, center in opening, and sew down to secure about 1/4” in. I used a stretch stitch.
To conclude, sew 3/4” to 1” buttons to headband. Place the buttons centered on the headband about 2” up from where the elastic started. That is to say, the two hole buttons work best. The holes should be parallel to sides, which holds the elastic better.
Voila!! You’re done. That only took about 15 minutes, right?
Let’s make more. The nurses and medical professionals will be so appreciative.
Check out this post to make a face mask.
FREE PDF DOWNLOAD FOR PATTERN IN MY RESOURCE LIBRARY. GET THE PASSWORD FOR THE LIBRARY BY FILLING OUT THIS FORM: