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I've been doing a TON of research online about making newborn headbands. I LOVE the feather'd headbands and big flowers...so this is my first installment of my newborn headband series...
if you can call it that! We'll see! I've got a short tute for you today on how to make these gorgeous ruffly goodness chiffon flowers! I saw something pretty similar on pinterest but I changed up my demensions a bit based on what I had on hand.
Materials: 38" x 2 1/2" strip of chiffon fabric
13" stretch lace
hot glue gun
First things first. Fold the strip of chiffon in half length wise and hand stitch or sew a basting stich down the length of the strip about 1/4" away from the frayed edge. Pull the bobbin thread and slide the fabric down the thread creating a ruffle. You want your ruffle to be about 14" long.
Cut out a circle of felt 2" diamater. Apply hot glue half way around the outside of the circle. Glue the ruffle on top of the glue. Follow the steps in the photos below.
Add your choice of center embellishment and the flower is done. Here's what I worked on today. And ivory headband and a baby pink on hackle feather headband (minus the stretch lace as I'm waiting on that to arrive!!) And a pink and a lavender flower awaiting their embellishments. Not really sure what I plan to do with those!
I found these great pearl cluster buttons at Walmart. The shanks didn't want to come off so thankfully they just kind of sank down into the center of the flower.
If you want to make a simple stretchy headband out of these, simply cut a second circle of felt (same size) and 13" of stretch lace. Make sure your lace isn't twisted first! Glue the ends of the stretch lace to the back of the felt circle then glue the second felt circle over top of that. No photos of that but I'll be sure to include that in my next installment!