I am a girly girl at heart. I try to tell people that I am average, or plain… I think I aspire to be a classic beauty, in a plain black dress but still gorgeous. The truth is that I am drawn to all things that sparkle, rhinestone, pearls and lace the more girlie the better, honestly. So in en effort to stop suppressing my girly nature I brought home some lace from the fabric store and made this beautiful lace flower headband.
I made these flowers in much the same way that I made the felt flowers. The only difference is that for the felt flowers I used hot glue to secure the petals and for these lace flowered I sewed everything together. In total I only needed like 6 to 8 inches of lace. If your fabric store sells by the inch only buy what you will need. I had to purchase 1/2 a yard because that was the smallest quantity I could get that the fabric store I was shopping at so I have lots of leftovers for another project. Not sure what I’ll use my extra lace for but I am excited to see where it ends up. I also needed matching thread, a needle, ribbon, and a plain small hair tie.
I won’t go through all the steps to make each individual flower, as they are the same as the steps I explained in the Felt Flower Power tutorial. So if you are interested in making this headband go read that post first and then come back here for the finishing touches. The only difference is that I sewed instead of glued these flowers together.
Once I had all the flowers sewed together, I made three total for my headband, I started attaching them to my piece of ribbon. I simply placed the flower where I wanted it and then sewed it on the ribbon in two spots so that it was nice and secure. I made sure to start and end my thread on the flower side (underneath the flower of course) so that the side that would be against my hair would be nice and smooth. I didn’t want any knots or anything that could get caught in my hair and make it hard to put on the headband. I attached each of the flowers like this, close to one another.
And incase you were wondering… this is how projects get completed in my house… in fount of the TV with a snuggly puppy on my lap.
The next step was to finish off the ends of the headband, I could have just left the ends long and tied the headband on with a bow at the nape of my neck which would have been cute, but I decided that th ribbon tails would tickle too much so I secured my ends with a plain white hair elastic, the thinner kind, not the really fat ones that I prefer to use. I looped one end of the ribbon around the hair tie and secured it with two straight pins. Then I ran that little section of the ribbon through the sewing machine. You could also hand-sew this part if you don’t have a sewing machine. I did the same thing on the other end of ribbon.
Then my headband was finished and the result was this cute lace flower headband.
Are you planning any girly projects, maybe something with lace and ribbon? Or pearls? Or sparkles of any kind?
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