This is an easy tutorial that will show you how to repurpose a fabric belt into a headband holder. This took me less than 30 minutes to make and only cost me almost nothing. I bought this belt for $1 at the thrift store, but you may even a belt lying around your house you can use.
1. Cut off the end of the belt.
2. Use a seam ripper to separate the front piece from the back piece.
Your belt now looks like this...
3. Using a zigzag stitch on your machine, sew along all the edges. This will prevent any fraying in the future.
4. Gather the top piece and create loops, pinning as you go. I made my gaps varying distances. I made tighter loops towards the top of the belt and larger ones towards the bottom. That way I have slots for both skinny headbands and bulky ones.
This is what your belt looks like from the side once you have pinned your loops. You can see how these are going to be slots for headbands once we are finished sewing.
5. Now, simply sew a straight stitch across the belt where you have placed your pins. Remember to backstitch when you start and finish each row.
6. Trim the excess fabric at the bottom of your piece (all the loops means the top piece is now much shorter than the bottom), and finish the bottom with a zigzag stitch.
You now have a home for all those headbands! And it is so easy to slide them in and out that my 4 year old can put them away all by herself (just another added bonus :) )