DIY Knotted Headband Tutorial + Free Pattern Download

DIY Knotted Headband (with free pattern download)

Howdy, y’all!

Ever since buying my woodland print tunic, I have been a little obsessed with the matching headband. Alright then, a lot obsessed. It’s so comfy and it adds cuteness to every outfit you wear it with, as well as helping to tame unruly or slightly greasy locks on bad hair days.

However, as a lover of boldly patterned clothes (I’m sure you’ve noticed that already!) the busy little woodland print doesn’t go with the majority of my wardrobe, so I decided to have a go at making my own knotted headbands from plainer fabrics and different patterns.

I drafted my original pattern by hand onto some card stock before creating a digital pattern. I wanted to have a back-up in case my hand drafted template gets beaten up from overuse – what can I say, I’m intending to make a lot of headbands! I’m sharing the pattern with you today – you can click to download the PDF below.

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Baylis & Knight Custom-Made Tunic

It’s no secret that I absolutely adore going to Affleck’s Palace in Manchester. I try to visit every time I’m at home and I never fail to find something unique and fabulous when I go. I still have the jewellery and bits I bought back when I first started going at age 13! Miniature Rubik’s Cube necklace, anyone?

Affleck's Palace, Manchester

Affleck’s Palace, Manchester

In case you’ve never heard of Affleck’s, it’s a three storey building in Manchester’s Northern Quarter containing dozens of little independent shops and boutiques which sell all sorts of alternative relics, such as vinyl records, vintage home furnishings, imported American sweets and even custom-made corsets and dresses.

The boutique I want to talk about in particular is Baylis & Knight, situated on the second floor. Baylis & Knight specialise in beautiful British-made dresses and when I was wandering around a couple of weeks ago, I just happened to notice they had a sale going on.

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