All it takes is a little cute fabric, five inches of elastic, a machine that sews a straight stitch and you can produced some adorable headbands. It also helps to have a well lit space, time, precision and determination. Kate has all of these. She spent hours in the basement helping me sew dozens of headbands to sell at my book/craft show on Saturday. I must admit that when I mentioned she could get a cut of the profit, she sewed faster. Nonetheless, I was impressed with how well she stayed to task and developed her ironing, pining, and sewing skills. We followed the basic steps listed here, but finished off the headband so you can't see the stitch connecting the elastic to the main part.