|The blue one is the shop bought one|
Basically it's a rectangle 20cm by 36cm (8in by 14in)
and then the ties (I've allowed for a 1cm seam allowance)
You need to cut four ties with the fabric folded right sides together. So you cut the pattern piece twice.
You should end up with this:
Take the rectangle and make narrow hems on the long sides.
Now make a whole bunch of pleats:
Sew the ties leaving the short straight edge open:
Turn the ties right side out. I use a chopstick to push the corners out.
Fold the raw edges of the open edges in and press
Repeat on the other side.
And there it is: an imitation Woolworths headband!
I made another headband but I used wavy pleats this time: