Introduction: Easy Flower Headband for Little Girl
Headbands, flowers and bows are all the big thing right now for baby girls, don't you think? Well, really every age of girl! And they can be kind of expensive for what you get. My baby sister just turned one and she wears a lot of those (I can't say she exactly likes them, but she'll leave them on) . So follow along as I make this simple and cute little headband! And really, it's not that hard!
- Lightweight fabric
- A button
- Iron and ironing board
- Sewing Machine
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Step 1: Cut the Headband Fabric
To start, lay your fabric out of a flat surface and iron. Then measure 2 1/2 inches from the bottom of the fabric and 25 inches from the side. Make a mark every few inches to have a sort of 'dotted line' for you to cut by. Cut out the rectangle and lay aside.
Step 2: Sew the Elastic
Measure 4 inches of elastic and cut. Set aside for now.
Get your headband fabric out again and measure 9 and 18 inches from the side of the rectangle. Place a mark at both of those points. In between this area is where you will be sewing your elastic in.
Pin the elastic to the first point (at 9 inches). Then place the elastic and headband under the sewing machine needle and sew an inch, then back stitch. Proceed to sew forward, stretching the elastic as you sew until it reaches the 18 inch mark. Back stitch, then take off the sewing machine.
Step 3: Sew Together
Fold the headband fabric over itself, the right side facing inward. Iron on either sides of the sewn elastic, then pin in place.
Sew the fabric in place, stretching the elastic to fit with fabric facing it.
Step 4: Reverse Sides
Place a safety pin on one side of the headband fabric. Push it into itself, threading through to reverse the side of fabric showing.
Step 5: Connect the Headband
Decide which side of the head band will be the side facing out, then pin facing sides together. Sew multiple times over, then iron flat. Cut off any excess fabric. This will be where the flower will lay.
Set headband aside for a while. Now let's start the flower!
Step 6: Cut Circles
Take fabric and begin to cut circles out. These circles don't have to be perfect, and should be of different sizes as you can see in the picture above. The largest should be about 3 to 4 inches across and the smallest 1 or 2. You're going to need to cut out an average of thirty circles.
Step 7: Making the Flower
Sort the circles from largest to smallest and then stack them on top of each other.
Thread a needle with a matching color, and sew through the flower from bottom to top. Sew a button of your choice in the center, then knot off the thread at the bottom of the flower.
Step 8: Add Felt
Cut a piece of white felt in the shape of a circle. It should be slightly smaller than the largest circle, as you can see in the picture above. This will keep the flower sturdy and make it more comfortable for the wearer.
Place the headband seam face down against the felt and sew together.
Step 9: Finishing Up
Sew the flower to the felt, using the bottom pedal first. Then sew again nearer to the top to keep it sturdy (I did three circles from the top, going around the button in the middle). Just make sure that the stitches will be hidden beneath a pedal above.
To finish, snip all extra threads and then you're ready to go!
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