How to Make a Headband for a Maid's Costume

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Things You'll Need

  • White fabric headband, 1/2-inch wide
  • Fabric doily
  • Eyelet lace (optional)
  • White lace
  • Sewing machine
  • Sewing pins

A black and white maid's outfit is no longer just the attire of servants; it has become a popular costume for parties and Halloween. However, if the traditional costume is not available, the general idea of a maid can be conveyed through a black and white costume, a feather duster, and a small lacy piece of fabric worn on top of the head. Creating the headband is simple and is the finishing touch for any maid's costume.

Find a fabric headband that sits securely on your head.

Thread the white thread through the sewing machine. Sew extra eyelet lace around the doily if you want a more elaborate headband.


Find the seam on the headband. On the opposite side, pin the doily's middle and edges to the headband.


Sew the doily to the headband. Remove the pins.

Try on the headband. Ensure that the doily sits flat and is not tucked under the headband. It should sit facing the front, about one inch behind the hairline.



  • To make a funky maid's costume, use another color besides white for the doily and headband.


About the Author

Based in Kingston, Canada, Samantha Lowe has been writing for publication since 2006. She has written articles for the "Mars' Hill" newspaper and copy for various design projects. Her design and copy for the "Mars' Hill" won the Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker award in 2008. Lowe holds an Honors BA from Trinity Western University, and a MSc in Occupational Therapy from Queen's University where she is currently doing her PhD.

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