Walk into just about any store that sells accessories and you will find headbands and hair accessories with a flower or two. They are popping up everywhere and in all shapes, sizes and colors. They are so freaking cute, I want to sweep them all up! And the best part about this trend is that you can find one that fits just about any budget.
Instead of buying a headband, I decided to try out my crafting skills and made one instead from fabric remnants and ribbon. It turned out pretty well I must say! Included below are the step-by-step instructions I used. So if you too are feeling a bit crafty, why not give it a try and let me know what you think!
P.S. You could also make several of the rosettes and stitch them together to form a pretty bib necklace…maybe that will be a post for another day.
How to Make: A Pretty Little Flower Headband
For this project, you will need:
– 1/4 yd. of meshy or tulle fabric
– 1 yd. of ribbon
– 1 dangle bead
– Needle & matching thread
– Straight pins
Step 1: Cut a 3 inch wide strip of fabric that is roughly 2 feet long.
Step 2a: After the strip is cut, fold it in half lengthwise.
Step 2b: Pin the two edges together with the straight pins so the fabric forms a long tube.
Step 3: Thread the needle and secure the ends with a knot.
Step 4: Using a basic over-under stitch, loosely secure the two edges of the fabric together. Use the straight pins as your guide.
Step 5: As you stitch the edges together, begin to slowly pull the thread and start to bunch the fabric against the knot that is keeping the thread in place. This will be the base of your flower.
Step 6: Keep stitching and bunching until the reach the end of the fabric. Gather the two loose ends of the “tube” together and stitch the ends closed with the remaining thread, forming a complete circle.
You now have the completed base of your flower for the headband! (Gooo you!)
Step 7: Cut a second strip of fabric that is about 1 inch wide and 2 feet long.
Step 8: You do NOT fold this piece in half. Leaving the strip single-ply, repeat the over-under stitch along one edge of the fabric. Repeat the pulling and bunching you did before so that this second piece forms a similar, but smaller circle. Secure the loose ends.
You now have the two pieces of fabric that will form your flower!
Step 9: Stack the smaller, single layered circle on top of the larger circle. Secure the two pieces together with a few over-under stitches around the inner rings of both circles.
Step 10: Place the bead in the center of the two fabric circles. The dangle should be peeking out of the back of the large fabric circle. You may need to sew the bead in place depending on its size. Once the bead is secure, thread the ribbon through the dangle at the back of the flower.
Flip the flower over and ta-dah! its your pretty little flower headband!