I decided to tackle my overflowing fabric scrap basket (yeah, ok, BASKETS!!!) and thought I’d make my daughter a pretty headband. This also served as a moment of inspiration for new possible items I could make for Peony Rose Handmade!
What You’ll Need:
Glue – hot glue is best
Sewing machine – or you could hand sew them just as nicely 🙂
Cut varying sizes of fabric circles and layer them with a few felt circles. You will need to put at least one felt circle at the bottom to help give your pretty flower some structure. I decided to put of all my felt layers at the bottom but you could layer them anyway you want 🙂
Now it’s time to make some leaves or if you don’t want to add them, then skip this bit. I prefer to cut my leaf shapes from the fabric first and add them to a bigger piece of felt. This makes for easier sewing with the sewing machine. Once you’ve sewn the fabric pieces onto the felt, trim around the shape carefully, leaving a border to help the fabric ‘pop’.
Time to sew the leaves to the flower. Place your leaves in the desired position under your flower and transfer it to the sewing machine. Carefully place the needle on top of the bottom layer but UNDER all of the other layers. Slowly sew around the flower 2 or 3 times to make sure everything is secure. You can of course sew on top of the other layers, but this was my preference at the time.
Almost there! Time to glue the flower to your headband. First, cut a circle of felt that is slightly smaller than the flower. This will conceal your glue and make it comfortable for wearing.
Decide the final position of the flower and attach it using a small strip of glue on the RIGHT side of the actual headband (ie the side of the headband that faces upwards). Now flip it over and glue on EITHER side of the headband and attach your felt circle.
Congratulations!! You’ve just made a pretty (awesome!!) flower headband!!