Well, ladies and gents Handmade Wednesday’s are back! But now they are on Thursdays. Hope the shift won’t be too hard on you (subtle sarcasm)! I know I’ve been away for awhile and I’m so sorry about that so I figured changing the day on ya’ll might be easier since I haven’t had these posts up on Wednesdays regularly. It’s been one crazy summer.
So today I wanted to share with you something I’m working on. This particular item is finished but I’ve been really into trying to create a headband to sell on my Etsy Shop (hey, check it out!). So, I was playing around with a style I had seen somewhere and then trying to tweak it and make it my own. Before I share with you any of those IP headbands you can find on Etsy, here is the one I first started with and I’ll give you a few tips on how you could make it yourself.
So I started off with my fabric. Here I have my main headband piece and a little sliver of floral to make the rosette flower. I also found some green to make little leaves that you’ll see I started cutting below.
Here I made a leave template so that my leaves were cut evenly. I made three leaves, one for one side and two for the other.
I love this fabric I have. It’s got a linen feel to it and the texture makes for intriguing craft pieces.
This is what happens when a puppy is left alone in a room for a few minutes. He jumps up on a chair, pulls down spongy things and chews ‘em up. I just wanted to add this picture because I kept looking at it thinking I can’t believe this is my needle pad. I need to make a new one like my mom use to have. But anyway, this little sponge has been through it.
I also used my needle here to lightly stitch my rosette together. To make it all I did was wrap the flower fabric around itself rosette style and then stitched it together.
So basically I created the band and left some strips at the ends to tie. Then I measured where I wanted the leaves and flower and stitched away!
Now, it’s time for me to tweak this idea a bit to create my own headbands to sell. When I’m done working through it, I’ll share it with you. Thanks for stopping by and hope you have fun making your own Flower Headbands.