flower headband – tutorial
A couple weeks ago, I posted about the jumper and headband I made for my niece Emmy. I promised to post a tutorial on how to make the headband…and here it is! The headband took me 15 minutes to make, and is a great way to use up scraps of fabric. Need an idea for a stocking stuffer? This could be it! After all, Christmas is coming soon. Time to get crafting!
Iron the fabric for the flower petal (bottom) to the fusible interfacing. Then, stack it on top of the felt. Trace a circle onto the fabric, then cut the circle out.
Do the same for the flower center piece (iron the interfacing on, trace and cut out into a circle). After you do this, you’ll be left with two fabric circles, two felt circles, and two interfacing circles (not pictured below).
Take your elastic and cut it to the desired length. Sew the ends together to form a band. (For Emmy’s headband, the elastic was cut to 16-inches long; I overlapped the elastic an inch when I sewed the ends together, creating a final band that was 15-inches circumference.)
Center the sewn part of the elastic on the back of the flower piece, then sew in place. Then take your felt backing and cut a circle to fit the back piece. Glue the back piece on top of the elastic to hide the ends.
And you’re done! Enjoy!