Friday, January 21, 2011

Fabric Headband Tutorial

Fabric Headband w/ Rosette
This headband really is easy to make! Read on, I'll show
you how, step-by-step!

Cut 2 pieces of fabric 2"x 20". You can use just about any
 type of fabric, with the exception of anything really light-
weight. Medium-weight fabrics work best; I chose some
 left-over taffeta I used to make my daughter a skirt out of.

Pin WRONG sides together (good side facing out).

Stitch about 1/4" from edges.

Slip each end of your elastic inside each end of the
headband.The elastic should be between     and      long.

Pin elastic in place.

Cut corners off diagonally.

Sew along diagonal edges. This is what your headband should look like.

Now, on to the flower.
Take a remaining piece of scrap fabric...

Twist. Nothing technical, just twist it up.

Glue edge down on a piece of felt.

Glue in a spiral while continuing to twist.

We're almost done! As you get close to
 the end, start gluing the rosette
 to itself rather than the felt.

Trim felt around edges a little smaller than the
 rosette so the felt won't be visible from the front.

Glue on to the headband slightly to one side.

Here's the side view. FINISHED.

Here's my lil' girl modeling her cute new headband!
 Cute, huh? I even borrow it from her sometimes!
Warning: Once you've made this, you'll
want to make one for every outfit!

1 comment:

Hani@Craftionary said...

this is such a cute band.. :)