I saw this cute headband a few months ago at JezzePrints and saved it to try at some point. Eventually, my daughter needed a gift for a friend and that was all the excuse I needed.
I have to admit, I read the instructions, then read the comments from people saying how clear and easy to understand they were. I read the instructions again. For the life of me, I could not grasp how to do this. It just wasn't sinking in. I decided I'd get out a piece of paper and just try it. Sure enough, it's pretty simple, I was just REALLY over-thinking it.
My starting length was 20", which turned out perfectly in the end. The part you need to remove at the outer corners to compensate for the length of the sides is about 1/8" on each corner.
Make sure you follow the instructions and press the seam open BEFORE you sew the ends shut, unless you like ripping out seams.
The only change I made to the way the author did it was stitch the hair elastic that holds it together at the bottom to make a small loop in one end.
That keeps it from falling off the button on that side, which makes it easier to put on and keeps the elastic from getting lost. It's still removable, should it ever need to be replaced.
I love this headband. It was so easy and there are loads of possibilities for embellishing them - beads, buttons, fabric flowers.
I needed a new go-to gift for my daughter's friends...I think they all have pillowcases by now!