Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tutorial: Fabric Flower Headband
Yep, another headband tutorial. Yep, I am obsessed. And, in case you are, too, I thought I'd share the love.
These are slightly more difficult than the others, but really just slightly. And, the best part is that mamas (or anyone) can wear them!
What you'll need:
Strip of fabric
Headband or something to glue your flower to
First, you need a long strip of fabric. I love this mustard linen, but any cotton would work. I used the rotary cutter to start cutting the strip, then just pulled it apart. Loose threads are good. You don't want a clean cut.
My bigger flowers are 2 inches wide and the littler one on my headband at the bottom is 1 inch. The 1 inch wide was way easier to work with. And, the two inch was way too big for a baby head. I was making it for Finley, but the flower was too heavy, so I kept it for me! :)
Then, fold the fabric in half. And, make a little knot at the end. This is the middle of your flower.
With the tail of the knot at the bottom, twist the fabric as you are also curling it around the middle. Does that make sense? Do you love my technical terms?
When you've made your flower as big as you want it tuck the end under. You can hot glue the flower as you go or glue it to felt when you're done. I do both. I like to go a little glue crazy.
Then, you can put your flower where ever you want. On a headband, of course.
Or, maybe your shoe.
And, remember when I used to do outfit posts? And then, I got pregnant and gained 60 lbs and only lost 40? Well, I felt cuter yesterday, so after Jenna mentioned outfit pics on twitter I decided to take an outfit picture. Here it is, headband and all!