Sew...a Needle Pulling Thread - A Snazzy Visored Headband Tutorial

The other day as I was perusing through blog-land looking for a sewing project to use up some scraps.  I stumbled across this cute little visored headband.  My girls have also been begging for me to teach them about the wonderful world of sewing, and this seemed like a great project for beginners.  

Now, I do want my kids to learn to sew, because it is such a wonderful skill and I enjoy it very much.  But as I said before I'm pretty impatient {this is something the Lord and I are working on}.  I really don't want my children to learn from an impatient teacher, or one who expects more out of them than they can give at their age.  This is how I was taught and it turned me off to sewing for many years.  

So we started with a small project and lots of prayer on my part.  I'm not sure what I was expecting, but instead of me getting frustrated, we had lots of fun!  Who knew?  I'm learning!

Before I posted this I looked to see if anyone else had made a tutorial, but couldn't find one.  So here is what we did.

Visored Headband Tutorial


  • Fabric for headband{use two different patterns for a reversible visor} Cut 2 - 42" x 3 1/2" {I used fat quarters and cut 4 lengths of 22" x 3 1/2" and sewed the ends together} 
  • Fabric for visor {approx. 5" x 10"} - I didn't really measure this part.
  • Iron on Interfacing - {approx. 5" x 10"}
  • Thread
  • Scissors
  • Washable marker (optional)
  • Pin (pins are always optional!)

* You can click on any picture to enlarge it.

Step 1: Find a visored hat that fits.  Push the visor flat and trace onto piece of paper.  This will be your visor pattern.
Step 2: Add a line 1/2" larger than your first line and cut on that line.
Step 3: Put pattern on fabric, pin and cut, or if teaching younger kids have them trace around the pattern with a washable marker and then cut on the line. Make sure to cut two.
Step 4: Cut interfacing using the same pattern.

Step 5: Cut long strips for head band. 
Step 6: Iron interfacing onto one side of the visor. Somehow I missed a picture of this.  If you have never used interfacing, there are usually directions on the side. Iron the rest of the pieces for good measure.  {This was also a good lesson for the girls.}
Step 7: Take the two strips for the headband and fold them in 1/2 lengthwise.  Cut a curve into the top as shown.  This isn't necessary, but makes the ends look a little more finished.
Step 8:  Pin right sides of visor together and sew around the curved edge.  {sorry, no picture of this either}

Step 9:  Take headband fabric and place right sides together. before you pin your headband pieces together, sandwich your visor in between the two layers. Making sure to match like fabrics together if you are making it reversible. Pin and sew along the side where you sandwiched in your visor.
Step 10: Fold the visor in half and pin in place, like so.
Step 11: Sew along other side of headband, leaving a space to turn your head band right side out.

Step 12:  Turn and topstitch your visored headband.  You are finished - Congratulations!!  
If any of you end up making one of these please leave a link, I would love to see how it turns out.  Also if you have any question feel free to ask in the comments, or e-mail {my e-mail is in the more about us section}.  Happy sewing!

This post is linked up at Raising Homemakers.


  1. Nice work!!! Those are super cute and look very professional!

  2. Those are pretty amazing looking! Although, I really also like Anya's expression in the last picture! = )

  3. She was trying to look serious. And well..serious just isn't Ani's forte!

  4. snazzy is the word, alright! and I got a little giddy as I read about this and realized that one day I will be teaching my girls how to sew! Great project to take on!