My awesome friend Becky was visiting last week (when we created the Easy Peachy Cinnamon Rolls) and she was wearing the cutest headband so of course I ripped if off her head to get a closer look at it.
Not really. I asked nicely if I could copy it and she said yes. I unfortunately do not have a picture of her version, but here’s mine. It turned out very close.
(I seem to be on this dark pink/reddish kick right now. I realized all the crafts I’ve posted are that color. Weird. I promise to use other colors in the future. :)
It’s really soft and light – and I like that it’s adjustable so you can make it not too tight. Not too fond of the headbands that clamp on your skull so tight that leave little dents behind your ears.
So would you like to make one of your own? I was going to just write a tutorial but I thought a pattern would make things even easier. Soooo, I have come up with my very first pattern. (!) If you download it and have any problems, please let me know. I haven’t done this before. :) The link for the pattern download is at the end of the post. It’s a PDF version so you’ll need a pdf reader to open it. If you have no way to do that, email me and I’ll send you the file another way.
So once you get your fabric pieces cut out, straight stitch around all four sides of your headband piece 1/4″ from the edge. I used a contrasting thread color so it would show up better.
Using the pattern piece as a placement guide, pin the leaf pieces on the headband.
Stitch your leaves on, 1/4″ from the edges.
Now comes the tricky part. You are going to be sewing on your flower between the leaves. Start with the strip you cut out for the flower laying near one leaf, almost perpendicular to the headband. Sew down the center of the strip, for about an inch. Make a fold in the strip and sew down a little more. Keep folding and sewing, turning the headband around as you go. When you get back to the starting point, start overlapping and working towards the center.
When you get to the center, trim your fabric strip and fold it under so the raw edges are turned under.
Here’s a close up of the finished flower.
You want to be careful not to bunch up your flower too much. It should lay pretty flat.
At this point you can fray the edges by hand by pulling out a few threads, or you can pop it in the washer and dryer and let them do the work for you.
Now just tie it on and look cute! :)
Note: I had no idea how hard it would be to take a picture of this thing on my head. You should see my SD Card. Full of pictures like this:
Almost had it that time.
So I waited till the kids got home from school and had them take the picture. Ahhh. Much better!
I hope you give it a try, I’d love to see your versions! I think I’m going to make a white and black one next.
Here’s the download if you’d like the pattern:
Download: Frayed Flower Headband Pattern