Our first granddaughter, Sadie, was born this summer. And every girl, no matter how young needs to accessorize, so I set to work to make her beautiful Flower Headbands for every occasion. Her Christmas stocking will be overflowing with pretty Flower Headbands.
Start with a length of stretchy ribbon or trim. Note: Be sure your ribbon is soft enough for a baby's delicate head if you are making your headband for a baby.
Baby & Girls Headband Sizing
3-6 Months (13")
6-12 Months (14")
12-18 Months (15")
18-24 Month (16")
3-6 Years (17")
6 Years to Adult (18")
Note: Cut slighty larger to allow for seam. These are averages. Head size may vary.
Sew headband either with your sewing machine or by hand stitching.
To make flowers you will need the Stampin' Up! Fun Flower die (item #121812) and a variety of fabric. Mix and Match- cotton, felt, flannel, silk just to name a few.
Place multiple layers of fabric on Fun Flower die and sandwich between Extended Cutting pads and run through Big Shot. Note: Depending on thickness of fabric, you can cut 4 to 6 layers of fabric in one pass.
Collect cut flowers. You will need all 3 flower sizes. Each size is a different shape for a pretty, frilly Flower.
There's a lot of latitude in choosing how many layers to use for your flowers. For my headbands below I used anywhere from 6 to 15 layers.
What can I say Sadie is the first girl in 2 generations, so I made her not one, but seven headbands. Is that considered a Baker's Half Dozen? Seriously, these babies are so fun to make.
- White Felt Flowers 6 Layers
- Turquoise Headband 15 Cotton Layers
- Yellow Headband 15 cotton & silk layers
- Lace Headband 9 Cotton layer
- Pink Polka Dot Headband 9 layers of flannel & felt
- Red & White Headband 12 layers of Cotton & Silk
Begin layering Flowers until they are the desired thickness.
Stitch the layers together in the center.
Next, add a center. Buttons work great or use a felt circle cut with the Fun Flower Die. Notice that the flowers still look a bit lifeless and flat.
Next, moisten flower with fabric stiffener or heavy starch.
You may need to separate the layers with your fingers to get starch between the layers.
Crumple and shape flower, then allow to dry completely.
Cut a 2" Felt Circle. This layer is to protect the baby's delicate head from any scratchiness from the flower or seam.
Fire Up your hot glue gun and adhere felt circle and flower.
I didn't have Sadie here to model the headbands so my little dog is her stand in.
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