Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Fabric Flower Headband

It's summer! That means keeping the kids busy one way or another. So, my girls & I have been having fun making fabric flower headbands. I was first inspired to do this when I saw Kendra's post here. We followed her instructions & came up with these:

this one was made from a t-shirt:

this one was made from some scrap fabric:

And this one was made from a bathing suit that had a broken clasp. The bow was part of the original suit!

And we had so much fun with those, we made a few more with a different type of flower. Here's how we did those:

We made some petals by cutting five pieces of fabric measuring approximately 3" x 6" into the shape of a bow tie like this:

To construct the flower, I folded the "bow ties" in half & sewed a loose stitch across the bottom edge, pulling the threads to gather it.

I repeated the process with all five petals, using the same thread to attach them all together.

Once the petals are secured together, we added a fabric-covered button for the flower center & sewed it onto the headband! If you've never done a fabric-covered button, you can find a kit for them where sewing supplies are sold. They're fun & easy! This was the girls' favorite part.

These are so quick & simple. This technique will make a casual flower with a raw edge & maybe a few threads hanging. If you like a more polished & finished look, you can sew the sides of each petal & finish the seam before constructing the flower.

If you have girly girls like mine, they'll love wearing these as much as they love making them!

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  1. Your headbands turned out great! I'm sure your girls had a wonderful time making them. I can see they will get alot of wear! I'm visiting with the pj party, I hope you visit me too!

  2. Hi!
    Just found your blog! Love all the color and ideas you share. I'll have to make these headbands with my two girls!

  3. These are great! I have a pack of headbands sitting around, but I haven't known where to start. I'm going to check out that link and try out your flowers. Love the frayed edge idea! Very fun.

  4. They look great! I'm glad you were able to make something fun out stuff out of things you were probably going to just throw out. I LOVE those headbands and wear mine all the time. Thanks for sharing!

  5. I've never seen a fabric flower made like that before. Those are really cute!!!! Thanks so much for sharing. I'll have to make some of those for my little ones. She rips half her hair out trying to get her bows out. Headbands would be so much easier for her to take off by herself.

  6. How adorable! I just love your models, they look so sweet. I'm happy you found Fabric Fun Thursday. I can't wait to see what other items you and your crafty girls come up with. P.S. I've loved your header pic since the first time I saw it. Isn't that always the way ;)!

  7. So cute and so girly! Thank you for sharing this :0)

  8. Very cute and I love the last one.

  9. how darling! i love flower headbands and i love all your fabrics:)

    i am your newest follower!

  10. These are adorable!
    Girls, and flowers. =)


    barbara jean

  11. lovely creative and great upcycling ideas.
    very good.

    Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

    Do join our next party again with a great tutorial. The party will open Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.


  12. This would be a great way to spend summer with my girl. I'm sure she will love doing this. Anyway, thanks for the ideas! =)


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