Aflutter ~ Free Hair Band Pattern & Tutorial

on August 23 | in Sewing Tutorials + Patterns | by | with 41 Comments

Jennifer Casa from JCasa *handmade is back today with her latest monthly Fabric Focus project. Today she shows us how to make whimsical Aflutter Hair Bands, a perfect way to show off the beautiful Fulham Road Lawn collection from Alexander Henry. They’re also the perfect addition to a fall Back to School wardrobe!

Jennifer joins us every month with a fun tutorial featuring a new collection in our shop. Don’t miss her previous projects!: Patchwork Notebooks, Quilted Snack Set, “Leisurely” Dress Pattern, Undaunted Summer Top Pattern & No-Sew Fabric Wall Art. Visit JCasa *handmade and Jennifer’s shop for more sewing and knitting patterns, great ideas, beautiful photography, lots of creativity and more.

Download the free Aflutter Hair Band Pattern PDF today!

Hello, Sew,Mama,Sew! readers!

I have been loving all the Back to School features here at Sew,Mama,Sew! this month-– It is such an exciting time of year. Since I have two daughters about to begin Kindergarten, I thought it would be nice to make a hair band to keep their long locks out of their eyes as they embark on this new adventure. And it had to be something special.

My inspiration was fabric, of course-– namely the new Fulham Road Lawn collection from Alexander Henry. The fabric itself has an amazing, silky translucence to it and the prints are breathtaking. They are perfect to put a slightly whimsical twist on a basic hair band-– How fun to have butterflies and flowers on your head to keep you company at school.

For this project, I chose to feature Oxford Butterfly Blue Gold and Blue Bell Pink from the Fulham Road collection. I used Essex Linen/Cotton in white for the backing and added some Pellon 911FF Fusible Interfacing to give the hair bands just a touch of reinforcement without making them stiff.

The florals in the collection work just as well as the butterflies-– you can make these simple and understated, or wildly whimsical-– it’s entirely up to you and your fabric stash.

I hope you enjoy my Aflutter pattern and have fun making many, many of these unique hair bands for your little ones or even yourself. You can download the free Aflutter Hair Band Pattern PDF today! As always, if you make anything with Fulham Road or using any of our free PDF patterns and tutorials, we would love to see your creations-– So please show off your work in the Sew,Mama,Sew! Flickr pools. Enjoy and happy making! xoxo

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41 Responses to Aflutter ~ Free Hair Band Pattern & Tutorial

  1. Hippieness says:

    Id really love to make this but it says the file is broken 🙁

  2. Nancy says:


  3. marcia kerstetter says:

    Love the pattern for today! I have a daughter with thick, long, curly hair she loves having her hair flowing free…being a “wild child”. But I think with her love of nature, she will consent to having some buterflies or flower such as these in her hair! Thanks so much for the pattern

  4. Julia in WDM says:

    the fabrics look lovely.

  5. carmel says:

    just sweet!

  6. April says:

    This is great! Me and my daughter could wear these!

  7. Rosa in the Antipodes says:

    I love the butterflies! What a beauty!

  8. Marcia W. says:

    I can see wearing these myself!

  9. KT says:

    Great tutorial! Will have to make these for my daughter.

  10. Jessica B-N says:

    These are gorgeous! I may have to make one for myself because my little girl is still B-A-L-D! Someday… 🙂

  11. Genevieve says:

    Soooooo cute!! Will love to make them for my head!!!!

  12. all8garden says:

    So pretty.

  13. Susan Spiers says:

    Luv butterflies! Such a wonderful idea!

  14. Rosemary says:

    What a lovely idea!

  15. elana says:

    can’t wait to make this…possibly for ME!

  16. Hair bands are real big at my house this is great!

  17. Kathryn says:

    Gorgeous headband – I have a couple of birthdays coming up and these will make lovely presents. Not for back to school wear though – in the UK it’s school uniform all the way….

  18. Katrina says:

    I literally thought about wanting to make one of these today!

  19. almamater says:

    Darling! I’ve got four girls who are going to love these!

  20. Casey says:

    Adorable! My daughter would love them!

  21. Denise says:

    Oh my gosh! I am “sew” going to make this! I’m going to do it this week. I love this headband! Thank you “sew” much! hee hee

  22. Mary Margaret says:

    That’s super cute! You could make so many, and in ever so many styles! Thank you!

  23. Heidi says:

    Great idea

  24. Anne Marie says:

    Oh do I love these – thanks for the tutorial.

  25. Valerie says:

    Really sweet! The interfacing is a good idea!

  26. Alyssa says:

    Love this idea, need to dig through my fabric or may just have to order some new!

  27. Adorable!

  28. Rachel says:

    Aw, what a great idea!

  29. Christine says:

    Way too cute! I wish my nieces were’nt grown. They would have loved these.

  30. Leah says:

    Very pretty!

  31. Christie says:

    Those are adorable. And very unique:). Great job!

  32. Colleen Butler says:

    Thanks for the great tutorial!

  33. Addy says:

    Love it! I’ll definitely be making some of these!

  34. Shara says:

    So cute! Once again, I love Alexander Henry.

  35. Evie says:

    These look great! Not just your average ho hum hairband!

  36. Christa says:

    So cute! I’m going to use this pattern to make a” Jasmine” headband for my daughter’s halloween costume. Thanks for sharing!

  37. Ruth says:

    Oh those are super cute! Going to have to find the perfect fabric now.

  38. Love it! I am going to make this tonight.

  39. jes says:

    what a cute idea. i wish I thought of it!

  40. Papgena says:

    oh they are lovely!
    Thank you for sharing!

  41. Michele says:


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