Tutorial: NO SEW Celtic Knot Jersey Headband

These headbands are so fun and adorable. They are also super easy to put together. You only need 3 things.

  • Jersey Knit Fabric of your choice
  • Scissors
  • Hot Glue Gun
*Optional is a rotary cutter and mat instead of scissors, but scissors work just fine!

Measure out your fabric. Use the fabric around your head or your baby's head. This part is a little bit of a guessing game. For myself I did 22" long but it ended up being a little loose. Remy's is 17" and it is a little loose but perfect for her to grow into. It also depends on the stretchiness of your fabric. If it is pretty stretchy you can go a little on the smaller side and be fine but some jersey isn't super stretchy and doesn't give you a lot of wiggle room. 

So measure and cut two strips that long and make sure they are 3" in width. 

So I had 2 pieces of fabric cut 22" long by 3" wide. 

Pull them so they are stretched out. 

Make sure when you cut the fabric that you cut with the stretch not against it. My fabric stretched best with the stripes so I made sure to cut it that way so the headband would be stretchy. 

Take your first strip of fabric and make the above shape with it. Make sure the right end is over the left end.

Place the second strip of fabric on top of the other piece in the shape of a horseshoe. 

Take the right side of the top strip and place it under the right side of the bottom strip. Then take the left side of the top strip and put it underneath the loop part.

This is the most confusing part. Take the strip furthest to the right and go over the right part of the loop under the strip cutting through the middle of the loop and then over the left side of the loop. 

From here you can start pulling gently on all of the strips in the corners to tie your celtic knot. 

You should have a knot that looks similar to the one above. 

Now we have to attach the pieces and finish off the back.

Cut off the ends so that they are the same length on both sides. 

Take your hot glue gun and place a row of glue on the ends of one side and place the other ends of the other side on top of that glue. 

The back part may seem a little more bulky but it's the best way I have found to keep a soft, flat back that looks finished. 

So when you glue the ends together make sure you are not overlapping too much. We are putting a piece of fabric over that part with more glue so they just need to attach to each other a little. This will allow for a flatter back. 

Cut a piece of fabric about 3" by 3". 

I like my work to look more clean and finished without any rough edges. So take the hot glue gun and run a bead of glue along each of the sides and fold over two of the edges. It doesn't have to be a lot of hot glue just enough to hold it down for a finished side. 

Your back piece should look like this so far. 

Now you are going to attach it to the headband. Place it under the two ends. I like the pieces to come together where it would be up against the head, not showing in the back. Place some hot glue on the back part and fold over one end of the back. 

Now on the other side of the back part place a small amount of glue and fold over about an 1/8" to once again create a more finished off look with no rough edges. Then place hot glue down on the headband and fold it over to attach. 

The back should now look like this on the inside of the headband.


The back outside should look like this when it's finished.

Ta da! You have made your first Celtic knot headband. Easy enough, right? Especially since no sewing was involved. 


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