Pine Needles at Gardner Village
1100 W 7800 S #3
West Jordan UT 84088

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

It's Time for a Tutorial!

I am so ready for some sunshine, how about you?  I love this time of year when we are deep into winter and I get to bring a little sunshine in my house with my Valentine decorations.  I have wanted to make a headband using our fun metal blanks and thought this was the perfect time for it.  Wouldn't your little cutie-pie look adorable wearing this!

Sweet Valentine Headband

 So let's get started....... gather your supplies. You will need
  •  one headband blank (available at the store)
  •  1 or two scraps of green wool and/or wool felt
  • 3 buttons
  • 3 scraps of fabric for the flowers (approximately 4" each)
  • 1 - 2-1/2" x 13" fabric to cover headband
  • glue gun
  • basic sewing supplies
  • 1/2 yard ribbon
Now let's put it together. (I hope you don't mind, but I like pictures and so this tutorial is full of them, bear with me)

  • From two of your flower fabrics cut a 2-1/2" circle, from the remaining fabric cut one 3-1/2" circle.
  • Mark the center of each circle with a pencil. 
  • To create flowers fold one edge of circle up to meet your marked center.

  • Rotate and fold up the edge of the circle so that point A (see illustration) meets up with marked center. Continue rotating and folding, each time having the outer right fold point meet up with the center mark. 
  • Tack at center point to keep folds from opening up.
  • Sew a button in the center. Note: The folds are the "right" side of the flower.  Repeat for all circles.
  • Cut out two leaves from wool or wool/felt approximately 2" long and 1-1/4" at the widest part.
  • Tie a double bow with ribbon. 

  • Fold headband cover fabric lengthwise right sides together. Sew a scant 1/4" seam along the long edge. 
  • Sew a 1/4" seam along one end, with the seam down the center. Turn right side out.
  • Slip over the metal headband with the seam on the inside.
  • tuck raw edge in at the end. Hand stitch or hot glue -opening closed.

  • Glue leaves in place beginning approximately 3-1/2" from end. 
  • Glue largest flower in place.
  • Glue two additional smaller flowers next overlapping.
  • Finish by gluing double bow under the edge of the small flowers.
I hope you enjoy!


1 comment:

karie said...

Very cute! Feel free to drop it in the mail.