August 04, 2016

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Headband With a Twist! Free Tutorial For 18 Inch Dolls

Learn how to make a trendy twisted headband with this quick and easy tutorial that comes to us from Marilyn Clarkin of QTπ Doll Clothing! Once you figure out how to make one, you'll want to make lots more to coordinate with all of your doll's favorite outfits!

Giveaway Update!  Our winner is Lori who said her tip for doll hair is to use a wire brush…spray water (gentle mIst ) & comb/brush..gentle hand. Congratulations Lori!

Let's get started...

Supplies Needed:
-10” x 8” scrap of knit fabric
-Hair elastic
-Thread
-Scissors 
-Sewing machine 

Step 1:  Cut two 10” x 4” strips of fabric with the stretch lengthwise. 

Step 2:  Fold strips in half lengthwise, stitch with a ¼ seam allowance. 

Step 3:  Turn strips RIGHT side out.

Step 4:  Tie a knot in the middle of the elastic. 

Step 5: Loop one strip through the elastic.

Step 6:  Pin the ends together with the seams centered and facing out.

 

Step 7:  Stitch with a ¼” seam allowance. Clip corners.

Step 8:  Flip the strip and line the elastic with the seam, pin.

Step 9: Stitch with a ¼” seam allowance. 

Step 10:  Loop second strip though the first.   

 

Step 11:  Repeat STEPS 5-9 for other side.

 You're all done!  How cute is this?!?

Giveaway time!  

How'd you like to win one of these super cute headbands for your doll?  Marilyn is giving one away to one lucky winner!

To enter, leave a comment below finishing this sentence:

"One of my favorite hair styling tips is..."

We'll pick a winner randomly from the comments posted on Monday August 8th and be in touch via email.  Thanks for entering and good luck! 

For Pixie Faire,

Marilyn and the PF Team


77 Comments

Norma Grandone
Norma Grandone

November 23, 2016

Great way to make a headban that stays on Love it. thanks

Marilyn in Michigan
Marilyn in Michigan

October 03, 2016

Thanks for the cute headband project. My tip is to use a brush with widely spaced bristles to untangle hair.

Lara
Lara

September 21, 2016

So Cute! I really love it. Thank you

Claire M
Claire M

August 08, 2016

Love this! I love the natural curls look (biased because my daughter has beautiful curls). I use a spray bottle to wet the hair and then curl the hair over my finger, hold for a couple of seconds and then release.

Barbara
Barbara

August 07, 2016

Because I make doll clothes and accessories for my granddaughters I plan to make matching child/doll headbands from this tutorial. Thank you so much!

Tammy
Tammy

August 06, 2016

I don’t really have any tips cause I never make time to do my own hair…..I’ve seen so many cute styles (especially on some of the dolls) that I wish I could do to my own long hair.

Tammy
Tammy

August 06, 2016

Oh! This is so cute! Almost makes me want to try and make one for me! :)

Janice Krackenberger
Janice Krackenberger

August 06, 2016

My tip is I always use a spray bottle of water or use detangling spray for hair, always works for us!

Ashley A
Ashley A

August 06, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR STYLING TIPS IS… match your Bobby pins to the hair color. I never realized that was why Bobby pins came in other colors until college. When your pins match, they hide so much better for buns, etc.

Nina
Nina

August 06, 2016

My tip works for humans and dolls. Don’t use rubber bands in your hair. If somehow you happen to have one in your hair, cut it out to remove it. Any other way will likely rip out hair. Thanks for this tutorial, Marilyn!

Gail
Gail

August 06, 2016

Braids or French braid are my favorite hair styles.

Deborah
Deborah

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hair styling tips is…to use a good wig brush and let your children play with and style the hair themselves, it seems the hair ultimately ends up in less than perfect condition anyway, so… keep in mind that the head can be replaced if necessary. Fix in ponytails or braids to keep the hair less matted and frizzed.

Melanie
Melanie

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hair styling tips is…for doll or human, work with the type of hair the doll or human has. I handle curly doll or human hair different from straight doll or human hair!

Tinker
Tinker

August 05, 2016

You can make these out of an adult stretchy head band. Just do a double twist in the middle and put the two open ends together and you have a no sew twist headband. It will fit an AG doll just fine.

Leah Balasa
Leah Balasa

August 05, 2016

…to use my daughter’s spray leave in conditioner (Honest Co.) and then use my fingers to smooth the problems out, twist with fingers if curly. It helps tame the problems from play.

Linda
Linda

August 05, 2016

I am anxious to try this new pattern. It will be fun to make headbands to match their clothing.

Gloria Twiggs
Gloria Twiggs

August 05, 2016

In order to not mess the dolls hair, I use a jersey book cover from the nearby dollar store to wrap the hair. Since I am a visual learner, if I win a sample, I might cut up some of the book covers to make these fancy bands. Thank you for the lovely patterns.

Pam
Pam

August 05, 2016

I love this! It is such a great idea, and how simple it is. Can’t wait to make one for my Grand Daughters! Thank you for the new idea!

Peg
Peg

August 05, 2016

Very cute. Will make several for all my little doll friends and their owners. Thanks for doing this

Lori
Lori

August 05, 2016

I’m not really into hair styling. I keep mine and the dolls hair long and loose :)

Connie L.
Connie L.

August 05, 2016

That is cute! Making some this weekend!

Candy Lacy
Candy Lacy

August 05, 2016

I’m horrible with hair, but I sometimes put a hanky over the doll’s head when pulling a top over her head—keeps hair from snagging and tangling.

Barbara
Barbara

August 05, 2016

“ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR STYLING TIPS IS.. Keep it simple.

Dorothy Andes
Dorothy Andes

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hairstyling tips for dolls is to always cover the hair when pulling clothes over the head, then to smooth with a metal comb & mist, if needed.

Kristin B
Kristin B

August 05, 2016

The best dolly hair care tip I can think of just now is to put her hair up in a pony tail when trying on cloths. Thanks Marilyn for the adorable headband and tutorial!

Rita B
Rita B

August 05, 2016

I don’t know if the tip is to be for human or doll hair but this works for both anyway. Always take your time while combing/brushing your hair. That’s the only way to be sure you won’t break or damage the hair. Start at the ends working toward the scalp to untangle as you go.

I love the head band and will make these for dolls and the little girls who love them so much too.

Donna
Donna

August 05, 2016

Oh, I like fabric. Forget my poor dolls, I want one for me! I never wore headbands but now that I wear hearing aids, there is no more “behind the ear” to tuck my hair behind so I am starting to wear them.

For doll hair, I find a good metal cat comb works wonders. They often have nice cushy handles and are cheaper than wig brushes.

jeanne Marshall
jeanne Marshall

August 05, 2016

I just love the hair band. My favorite doll hair tip is to keep my 6 year old away from my dolls, lol. And i keep a hat on them until I’m ready to use them. The hat keeps dust and such off of them while they are in their stands.

Patricia Horton
Patricia Horton

August 05, 2016

I bouinght a doll at a yard sale. a whole $ .50! Her hair was worse than a haystack! I got my laundry conditioner out and soaked her hair in it. got out my comb, and started straightening it out. It only took me an hour, but it was worth every minute. she is a beautiful doll now. with straight , shiny hair. smells good too!! I learned how to do a French twist in my own head. this was when I had long hair. It took me 4 tries, but I finally got it down pat. Hair looked great!!! I did have a book on styling, so I had that in front of me those 4 tries. glad I had it…………they help a great deal. better than going to the salon and spending all those bucks there!!1

SM Klein
SM Klein

August 05, 2016

Love the hair band! I use a little old fashion method for my dolls hair. I made them hair bonnets, which I use to cover their hair when I am fitting them for a new outfit or having them try on a finished one! I first either braid their hair or for straight hair, I put it in a pony tail with small rubber bands spaced a half inch all the way to the end then fit it into the bonnet. This has worked out really well! Thanks

Patsy Burroughs
Patsy Burroughs

August 05, 2016

I am old fashioned folks, just brush your hair with an old fashioned brush 100 times. You are all too young to remember that but, it does keep your hair healthy. As for this head band, I can see making this for my granddaughters (many AM Dolls) and a matching one for her!

My Doll Neighborhood
My Doll Neighborhood

August 05, 2016

I enjoy finger curling the hair of dolls with super curly hair like Rebecca and Cecile!

Lori Morton
Lori Morton

August 05, 2016

Tip[ for doll hair…definitely wire brush…spray water (gentle mIst ) & comb/brush..gentle hand. For my hair?… a good shampoo & conditioner (doesn’t need to be pricey tho)..big tooth comb thru..& blowdry. A nice clip or hairband…and off I go! :)

Thank you for chance to win this super Hairband too! :D

Pauline
Pauline

August 05, 2016

Having baby fine and thin hair.. I just keep it short and wear a hat on bad hair days LOL.. Cute head band.. My grandkids would love this for their dolls and for them too..

Theresa Kelly
Theresa Kelly

August 05, 2016

First to give it to my daughter who is a hair dresser and if she’s not available to sit and take my time with a wire brush so your not ripping out the hair and then to braid so it doesn’t get all tangled again. Love the headband would like to make some for my granddaughters. Thanks!!!!!!!

Linda
Linda

August 05, 2016

Love the hair ban
I am sure we can adjust it to make a matching hair band for my nine years old grand daughter .She has lovely curly long blond hair.

Linda
Linda

August 05, 2016

Love the hair ban
I am sure we can adjust it to make a matching hair band for my nine years old grand daughter .She has lovely curly long blond hair.

Ms. AGdoll
Ms. AGdoll

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hair styling tips (for dolls) is. . . using a misting bottle to make their hair easier to work with!

Thanks for the chance to win!

Ms. AGdoll

Marge R (mer)
Marge R (mer)

August 05, 2016

My tip for your dolls is to always only use a wire-bristle hairbrush to keep your doll’s hair from becoming broken/frizzy! Thanks for this fun headband tutorial and giveaway, Marilyn!

Rena
Rena

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hairstyling tips is… Loving your hair! You must take good care of your hair and nourish it. It is a vital part of your body:)

Teresa
Teresa

August 05, 2016

I’m terrible when it come to taking care of my hair, it’s curly and wild, so I just toss my head and let the curls fall where they want. That’s my favorite hair care tip. I do like your headband with a twist, I would like to make one for an adult size. Thank You!!

Rosella Sadzewicz
Rosella Sadzewicz

August 05, 2016

Not a tip but a wish, that I had thick hair and not the fine stuff that I have. Love the hairband.

Julie Birkes
Julie Birkes

August 05, 2016

For a doll: “ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR STYLING TIPS IS…” a hot water dunk to revive a dolls messy hair!
For a person: “ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR STYLING TIPS IS…” to just throw your hair in a bun if it is out of control LOL!!

Jo
Jo

August 05, 2016

My favorite hair styling tip is……I just don’t have any. My hair is so short I just use the curling iron on the bangs and maybe the sides if they are long enough. I like to see “how to” suggestions for the doll’s hair and this headband is a good one.

CdnCrafter
CdnCrafter

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hairstyling tips is to have your hair trimmed regularly in the style you like.

Hope Harman-Potteiger
Hope Harman-Potteiger

August 05, 2016

“One of my favorite hairstyling tips is” to always brush your hair starting from the bottom so it doesn’t hurt as bad and it stays healthy.

<3Hope
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Jocelyn
Jocelyn

August 05, 2016

Thank you so much for all your wonderful tutorials!

Betty
Betty

August 05, 2016

What a clever idea—and very quick to sew! Thanks!

Joyce Ellis
Joyce Ellis

August 05, 2016

What a cute and easy idea! Thanks so much for sharing, my Granddaughters will love this.

Joyce Ellis
Joyce Ellis

August 05, 2016

What a cute and easy idea! Thanks so much for sharing, my Granddaughters will love this.

Gail
Gail

August 05, 2016

We love French braids or headbands around our house.

Sharon
Sharon

August 05, 2016

I like wearing headbands! When I have my hair cut, I ask that it not be too fussy; want it to look good no matter how hard the wind is blowing.

Florence Grisham
Florence Grisham

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hair styling tips is gel, lots of gel.

Terri silva
Terri silva

August 05, 2016

…small side braid with clip to keep my hair out of my eyes!

Lesley from Ne
Lesley from Ne

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite styling tips is just using a couple Bobby pins to pull one side of my hair out of my face. Cute headband. :)

Paulette
Paulette

August 05, 2016

Tellement simple . Merci pour ce tutorial Becs Paulette

Nancy
Nancy

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hairstyling tips is a spritz of water and wrap hair section by section around 1inch straw pieces. Bobby pin and air dry. End papers help.

lynda obremski
lynda obremski

August 05, 2016

that is such a great idea. matching for outfits. thanks

Sarah
Sarah

August 05, 2016

My favorite hair styling tip is to let my teenage daughters do it. They will fuss with my hair and make it look really nice. Let to my own – I will run a brush thru it and run out the door.!

Donna
Donna

August 05, 2016

Looks really simple! Thanks

Thresea Wright
Thresea Wright

August 05, 2016

A haircut that I had wash and quick blow dry.
Nora
Nora

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hairstyling tips is a low ponytail twisted into a bun. Quick and cute and can be dressed up in a hurry!

Katy
Katy

August 05, 2016

My doll definitely needs one.

Linda B
Linda B

August 05, 2016

I love making these! They are addictive though and every outfit I sew gets a matching one ( twisted or regular) plus one for my granddaughter in " people" size. So very cute. Headbands are my favorite hair style trick, leaves the long hair down and pretty but keeps the face free of hair and shining pretty as well!

Gloria J
Gloria J

August 05, 2016

“ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR STYLING TIPS IS…”To get a curling style in the hair without using a hot curling iron, just use a little setting lotion and a straw and roll the hair up on the straw, then pull the straw out of the hair while holding the hair in place. Put a Bobbie pin in the hair do this all over your hair and let dry. When you remove the pins just pull each curl down and there you have it a head full of curls. Use a little water for your doll’s hair and do the same thing with setting the curls in her hair. Also, Love this headband it would be great for this style.

Jeannie
Jeannie

August 05, 2016

Can’t wait to try this!!

Cathy
Cathy

August 05, 2016

Looks like a quick and easy project for mom and daughter to work on together. Love the color of the dress on that doll.

helga censner
helga censner

August 05, 2016

I sure like learning all of these new ideas for the AG doll. After years of being ill, giving away all of my sewing things, I am now back to my sewing and enjoying life once again. It has been so easy with Pixie patterns. I just love the learning experience in my own home. Thank you all for doing such a good job.

Karen L
Karen L

August 05, 2016

These are so cute and a great use of scraps. One of my favorite hairstyling tips is to use disposable clear hair elastics because they don’t show up in photos and distract from the outfits I sell.

Linda
Linda

August 05, 2016

Love the hair band it will look great and keep the hair out of here face

Karen
Karen

August 05, 2016

How cute! Sometimes the simplest things are the best?

Lea Ann
Lea Ann

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hair styling tips is ponytails! They’re always and easy “go to” hairstyle on days when your hair is doing it’s own “thing!”

Pat
Pat

August 05, 2016

One of my favorite hair styling tips is: braids! I love all kinds of braids – especially the ones that are pulled out and feathered. They are so beautiful! ( Love this cute hair band! )

Lea
Lea

August 05, 2016

ONE OF MY FAVORITE HAIR STYLING TIPS IS tucking hair into a headband to create a gorgeous updo that is PERFECT for when your doll has untidy curls!

Debbie
Debbie

August 04, 2016

Thank you for sharing this! My great niece has been wanting matching ones for her and her AG. Now I can fulfill that wish!

marlene date
marlene date

August 04, 2016

No more hair in the face! Love it.

Anna Mae
Anna Mae

August 04, 2016

Super cute, can’t wait to find the time to make this quick project. Thanks!!!

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