You guys asked. And I delivered.
You wanted a flower headband tutorial. And here it is.
First, I gotta give props to JCrew. They are the ones that inspired this itty bitty flower with their adorned bloom tshirt. Aren’t the flowers adorable? When I saw the shirt I thought…heck yeehaw, I can make those. (!!!) So I did. Except the JCrew versions were made of a different material (I have no idea what kind) and I made mine from dupioni silk. I liked that the fabric gives it a little sheen (rather than a flat cotton…although that would look fine too). You can make different size flowers and then put them on headbands, or on tshirts or even on tote bags. They look darling on pretty much everything.
For this tutorial, I will show how to add it to an elastic headband. First, you need a length of fabric (around 32 inches long and about 2.5 inches wide). You will also need a length of elastic (16 inches for mine but your head might be smaller or bigger or you might like it looser or tighter on your head so adjust accordingly).
The end of the fabric does not need to be finished. For this version, I did turn under the edges and run them through my sewing machine. But that is not neccessary. I did it with a bit of silk (about 2 inches wide instead of 2.5″) and just pulled any loose strings first and it worked A-ok too. I just finished the edges because that’s what JCrew did. And I doeth what the Jcracketh doeth.
Now just follow along with these easy steps to create your own fabric flower. You can ask any questions in the comments…ENJOY!
p.s. I’m sorry Will. And don’t worry – you still look like a boy. A very pretty boy 🙂