18 Apr 2012

Fabric Flower Headband

{little gift for a girl in less than 30 min}

When I saw a beautiful head band at a lovely blog called Duni’s Studio I immediately knew what to make for a cute girl who just turned six, and who definitely doesn’t like princesses…I made a different version but the other headband is definitely worth a look..

I love this fabric flower, it is so easy to make and it involves only a bit of hand sewing and than sewing or gluing a button on top to finish it off. Here is how I made it.

 
You’ll need:

Cotton fabric
Thread and needle
Buttons
Plastic headband
Glue gun

Measure 2,5cm from the end of the fabric, make a little snip with the scissors and just tear a long trip from the fabric. Don’t worry about the fraying fabric, it looks actually quite nice.

Now you’ll need to measure and cut 5 little squares for the petals. My ones are 7cm x 7cm, but you can also make them bigger (or smaller for a hair clip).


 To make the flower, start with one of the squares, fold it in half and loosely baste the two short sides, as shown on the photo. When the first petal is ready continue with the remaining petals. Once you have all five petals sewn together just pull the thread to make the flower shape and make a few stitches to secure the flower.

Now its time to use the glue gun. Glue a nice button to the front of the flower. You can also sew the button, but I find it better to glue it.
Apply a little bit of hot glue to one end of the headband and wrap the long fabric strip diagonally. Tuck the ends in as nicely as possible.


 Now glue the flower to one side of the headband and you are done.

 

Hope you are all having a nice week!

Love,
Irina

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11 comments:

  1. Very pretty. I am sure she loves it!

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  2. As the mother of the 6 year old, I have to say she loves it! She wore it to ballet yesterday and kept tilting her head in the mirror so she could see it properly. Thanks so much, G

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  3. Too cute... I'm 33 and would wear it :))))

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  4. Cute! Thanks for showing us how to do this! So glad you linked to Things I've Done Thursday!

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  5. Adorable. I was looking for a tutorial on this. Thanks!

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  6. Awww... these kind of crafts make me with I had a girl. Great job! You have a new folower.

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  7. Hi, just wanted to let you know you're being featured at What's New Wednesday. Come by and check it out:)

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  8. This is so cute!! I love the polka dots!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  9. Hi Irina, I've featured your Fabric Flower Headband today... Threading Your Way Features

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