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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