Handmade Sweatband, Wristband tutorial (and chance to win free entry into a triathlon)

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  1. Erin-Joi says:

    Love the idea! My husband and father wear sweatbands whenever they do something exerting because they both sweat buckets and do not want it in their eyes.
    The three of us participate in marathon walks for breast cancer. I would love to make them pink ribbon sweatbands for the walks. Guess I will have to look for the right fabric now.
    In the past two years I have lost 25 pounds and regained 5. I hit a plateau and have not managed to move the scale for a while. I ordered Leslie Sansone’s Walk off the pounds dvds and cannot wait to try them. I hope that they will not only help with the weight but also feed into my training for marathon walks.
    Good luck in the triathlon! I’m not that ambitious yet. Maybe in another 25 pounds.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Hello! :) It’s a little Royal Tenenbaums for me, but I love it! And your bit about the DIY sweatband makers community and self-awareness had me cracking up. :)

  3. Sara says:

    I couldn’t find any tutorials for sweatbands either! So, I made my own too. Then I found yours. Great tutorial!
    http://craftsnob.com/2011/01/make-a-headband-for-sweatin/

  4. jennifer says:

    Awesome, Sara! Thanks for posting your link. I’m glad I’m not the only one who sees a need for DIY sweatbands. : )

  5. christine says:

    Aspiring triathlete and craftaholic mom of 3 here…

    I found last year while learning to run – bondibands. They have some really great ideas. I started making my headbands like those – with a small pinched spot on the back and out of a single layer of microfleece or other absorbant material. the pinched spot in the back helps it to be anchored in the back of your head – I find the tube type to always slip off.

    Made some for my daughters out of swimming suit material – in the same design as the bondibands. lightweight, cool designs and colours.

  6. That’s how we got started too. Good creative stuff ya’ll!

  7. Leanne says:

    Yay! Now….living in Ottawa, Canada, I am haveign a HARD HARD HARD time finding fabric!! Where have you found yours?? I’m trying to find fun colours too!

  8. elise zheng says:

    I am Elise from JoinTop China Enterprise Co.,Ltd.

    We specialized in all type of wristbands for many years. Wish our products will be helpful for your business and find a way to cooperate with you.

    Look forward for your reply.FREE SAMPLES can be sent to you if needed

  9. Becca says:

    After no luck searching for stretch terry cloth, I plan to deconstruct hooded towels (designed for infants) and make sweatbands for my son’s tennis team.

  10. Kate Reese says:

    I couldn’t source any stretch terry cloth, so have opted to use stretch panne velvet fabric instead (lime green!). The sweatbands will form part of a group costume for a local fun run.
    Thanks for the tips!

  11. Kim Allen says:

    Thank you so much for the Sweatband Tutorial.

  12. sarah says:

    hi! thanks for the idea. i’m having trouble with step 4 for wrist bands. how do you get your sewing machine to sew through such a small area? appreciate any suggestions!

  13. Tahir awan says:

    I need some more help about this process! Please send me some photos for this process!

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