Ten Minutes--seriously! I know many headband makers painstakingly sew, flip, iron, top stitch and attach elastic. This is my easy way of having a similar effect in 1/3 the time.
Materials: You will need the following: a 4"-6" x 22" piece of material (20" or 18" if you are making if for a child or toddler), a hair band of your favorite variety, thread.
Step 1: Cut your material to the appropriate size and iron flat.
Step 2: Fold in half lengthwise (the hot dog way for those of you with children) and iron.
Step 3: Fold one edge to the center and iron. Do the same to the other edge.
Step 4: Fold the material in half along the first iron mark and iron flat.
Step 5: Top stitch one side of the strip, then the other.
Step 6: Fold over 1/4" of end and iron. Fold that again 1/2" and iron. Repeat at other end.
Step 7: Place the hair band inside the flap created by the 1/2" fold and pin. Repeat at other end.
Step 8: Zig-zag along the casing for the hair band on each end.
Step 9: Wear!