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Make a floucy flower headband out of an old shirt.

Step 1: Tools

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What you will need:

* 1/8 yard of Flouncy Fabric (such as chiffon)
* Sharp Scissors
* Straight Pins
* Sewing Needle
* Thread
* Medium to large sized button
* Headband
* Square of felt
* Glue Gun

Step 2: Print Pattern

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Download the image Flouncy Flower pattern and size it appropriately . Print pattern out pattern.

Step 3: Cut petals

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Cut 12 flower petals using the flower petal pattern from the fabric. HINT: Since the fabric is thin you can cut out several at a time by layering the fabric.

Thread the needle using at least a foot of thread. Place needle close at hand for next step.

Step 4: Fold

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Take a flower petal and fold it in half lengthwise (fig. 4A). Take the folded petal and fold it in half a second time (fig. 4B).

Step 5: Sew

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Pick up the needle and thread and put a holding stitch at the bottom point of the folded petal (fig. 5).

Step 6: Repeat steps

Repeat step four with a second flower petal.

Step 7: Second Petal

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Stitch the second petal base to the first petal. HINT: I often run a second stitch through the petals to keep them in place, making it easier to attach the others (fig.7).

Step 8: Repeat with remaining petal

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Repeat steps six and seven. When stitching the remaining petals to the base attach them in a circular pattern around the original petal (fig. 8).

Step 9: Knot thread

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After the last petal is attached knot off the thread to secure the petals in place and cut off the excess thread tale. The flower should look like fig. 9.

Step 10: Sew button

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Flatten out the flower and sew a button to the center of the flower (fig. 10).

Step 11: Backer

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Cut out the a piece of felt using the backer pattern (fig. 11).

Step 12: Attach to headband

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Determine where you would like to place the flower on the headband. You can lightly mark this area with a wax pencil or sharpie if needed. Hot glue the flower to the backer MAKING SURE TO SANDWICH THE HEADBAND between the two.

Step 13: Finished

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You now have a flouncy flower headband.
ckarigan3 years ago
lannieee3 years ago
really pretty :)
dana-dxb3 years ago
my kind of work nice and clean
wow what a beautiful flower , I love it and thanks for making it available to download the flower template to make it as i get frustrated when you want to make something and you cant get the template , I appreciate it and wish you a pink rainbow day
georgia form ohio
Thanks for this tutorial! I had a go at making one. Here it is: http://www.northwestisbest.co.uk/2010/12/diy-christmas.html
kolleenk (author)  northwest is best4 years ago
Your headband looks great. I put tutorials on my blog too, please check it out.

Mumu5454 years ago
Oh, wow! Great instructable! I recently got a lot of fabric, that would be perfect for this! Hopefully it will work out! :) (I might post pictures.)
nenny5 years ago
Thank you for the tutorial :) Your pictures are easy to follow.
jamieann5 years ago
love this!!  your instructions are so easy to follow!! :)
cre8vldy5 years ago
That was a great project and your instructions were very easy to follow. Thank you.
china candy5 years ago
Great hair accessories, I like it. I am a Chinese girl
Great job! I need to make this!
scoochmaroo5 years ago