Intro: Cotton Fabric Heaband
Needle & Thread (coordinate with fabric)
3 - Cover Button Size 36 (7/8 inch) wire back
18" x 24" piece of fabric
Note: I used different patterns for each flower and mixed things up so if you want to do this here is the fabric breakdown:
Each button: 2" x 2"
Larger flower: 3" x 18"
Smaller flower: 2" x 18"
Heaband: depends on size or your headband but you will need about 4" x 18" piece of fabric
Step 1: Cut Fabric
Cut two strips of 2" x 18" fabric for the smaller flowers. Cut one 3" x 18" strip for the larger flower.
Step 2: Sew
Take one of the strips and fold the fabric in half width wise and sew a gathering stitch along the unfinished bottom of the strip.
Step 3: Gather Fabric
Gather the strip of fabric and tie the end but do not cut the thread. Form a circle with material and stay stitch it in place.
Step 4: Repeat Steps 2 & 3
Repeat steps 2 & 3 with the remaining strips of fabric.
Step 5: Cover Buttons
Cover your buttons with fabric, use the instructions that come with the button blanks.
Step 6: Sew Buttons
Sew your buttons to the circular flower bases.
Step 7: Cover Headband Ends
Cut a strip of fabric that is about a half an inch wider than your headband and a few inches long. Hot glue the half of the fabric to the backside of the headband (see fig. 7A). Now fold over the side ends to the front and glue them in place (see fig. 7B). Take the other half with sides folded in and glue to cover the end in fabric, much like wrapping a present (see fig. 7C). Repeat with the other end of the headband.
Step 8: Cover Headband
Cut a strip of fabric that is about .5" to .75" by around 18" long. Starting at one end of the headband, glue the end of the fabric strip to the inside of the headband (fig. 8A). Start to wrap the fabric around the headband, gluing it in place every now and then (fig. 8B). Depending on the size or your headband and how you wrap you might have to repeat this step multiple times starting a new piece of fabric where your last piece ended (make sure so have a small overlap). Keep in mind that this doesn't have to be perfect!
Step 9: Glue on Flowers
Figure out where on the headband you want to place your flowers and glue them to the headband. To make sure they were extra secure I cut circles slightly smaller than the flowers and glued them to the back side of the headband, making sure to sandwich the headband between the flower backs and the circle backers.