Yikes, is it Monday already?
Well let's start this party with a Tutorial!
LITTLE LEAF HEADBAND TUTORIAL
I would like to disclose two things I noticed while editing photos
-my table is not dirty, its a vintage farm table
-my hair is indeed greasy, when the hubs isn't around I like to see how long I can go!
Ok now that we got that out of the way...
For this project I used scrap felt I had laying around,
but you can purchase felt for 16-40cents a piece (depending on where you go)
I used 2 colors -mustard & cream- for the leaves
and 1 color -black, not shown- for the back
I also threaded my machine with black thread so it gave a contrast in color and matched the band!
To start take your felt and cut 4- 2" squares
(i wanted a fun color pop so one square is a different color)
I eyeballed the leaf I wanted to cut,
but for this tutorial I just drew it on the felt so you can see what you will be cutting!
Cut out your leaves, so cute already!
And lay them down on another piece of felt.
If you want to try running them through the machine without backing that's ok too.
But that didn't work well for me, and I think this makes the headband stronger!
You can also use pins, but its not required.
Again this is just something that makes it easier.
Create a stitch right down the middle of the leaves
Back stitch lightly on each end
It should look something like this!
Now take your scissors and cut the leaves off of the felt (basically all the extra needs to go)
I used lingerie elastic and just measured it around my head.
Take the end and start gluing from the middle, then take the other end
and attach from the middle on the other side.. and glue there too.
It should look like this when done (just make sure it doesn't get twisted!)
Now I like the back to look finished, plus it secures your band.
So take another piece of felt (i used black to match the band)
and glue the back of the headband to the felt.
Then cut off the extra like I did with the cream felt.
Flip that bad boy around and glue all the little leaf flaps of felt together so its all sandwiched in.
(sorry i forgot to photograph this part)
Basically you just lift all the leaves and glue between the layers of felt from top to bottom!
Bam! A cute and easy lightweight headband.
I made one prior to taking the photos just to see how easy it would be,
and it took me around 10min!!
So now that you made your way through the tutorial,
how about a Summer Swag Bag Giveaway winner?
Congrats Liz!! Email me with your address so I can get this out to you =)
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