Monday, March 22, 2010

Flower Headband and Hair-clip Tutorial

Last week I shared this tutorial at It's FUN to Craft while doing a blog swap. I thought I would also share it here.

Start by gathering your supplies: Headband, fabric, hair clips, buttons, covered buttons, needle and thread, small scraps of felt, rotary cutter, and a hot glue gun.

Hair Clip Tutorial
1. Cut your fabric 2 3/4 inches by 22 inches.
2. Fold your fabric in half with right sides outward. Grab your needle and thread and start gather stitching your fabric together.
3. Keep gathering and pull tight as you go. It should start folding into the flower.
4. When you have gathered all the material shape it into the flower and sew all the pieces down together. You will need to anchor it in a couple different spots. Tie off the thread.
5. Grab your hot glue and glue on a button or fun something for the middle. I used a fabric covered button.
6. On the back cut out a small circle of felt and glue down. Then hot glue your hair clip onto it.
Walla you are done!

Fabric Headband Tutorial
1. Cut your fabric 3 3/4 inches by 27 inches (This is a larger fabric flower then the hair clip)
2. Follow the same steps for the hair clip where you will gather the fabric with needle and thread and make your flower. Then add the fun button on top. Again I used a fabric covered button.
3. Cut strips of fabric to cover your headband. They need to be about 1 inch thick and as long as you would like. You just need enough to go over the enter headband.
4. Cut two 2 inch pieces off of your strip. These will cover the ends of the headband.
5. Glue one side onto one end of the headband.
6. Fold the sides over and hot glue those onto the headband.
7. You will do this on both ends.
8. Now glue down one of your strips with a little hot glue and start wrapping it around the headband.
9. Keep going. You need to wrap the fabric all the way around it. Keep add on strips as you need to.
10. The headband should be completely covered when you are finished.
11. Hot glue the fabric flower onto the headband on the side. Cut a circle piece of matching felt and hot glue that on top.
12. The finished product!

Now, you should have fun hair accessories for your daughter, yourself, a birthday present for a friend, or whatever you would like to use them for. I also make the flower hair clip a pin I can wear too. There are lots of fun possibilities!


Anonymous said...

I just LOVE these! thanks so much for sharing this on Craft Schooling Sunday! I hope to see you again next week! all the best, Sara

Carly Jane said...

So cute. I need to have a little girl for you to make headbands for!! (Or YOU need a little girl to make head bands for!)

Anonymous said...

These are great and with such nice photos and easy directions, I will give this project a whirl.
Thanks for posting.

Amy @ said...

So cute, I'm gonna make some for my little girl. Thanks for the tutorial.

Maridith said...

Wow those are so cute and what a great tutorial. My daughter received a headband like this from my BF and she left the price tag on it. $24.00!! I couldn't believe it. Whoever you make this for I know they are going to love it!

Thanks so much for linking up. I will totally take your advice and leave the party open for a week.

Hope you join me next month for Gifts from the Heart.

Rowdy Family said...

you are awesome! thanks for sharing all of your fun ideas and taking the time for the tutorial. Its going to work perfect for our mutual activity this week!

Becca said...

So cute! They look easy enough for me to make :-)

-Becca @ The Bee Zoo

Jingle said...

These are great! I love making fun hair accessories!

Lori said...

I love the head band.

Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

Sandra Powell said...

These are so cute. Looks easy enough to do with my fifth grader's girl scout troop. TFS Sandra @sawdustandpaperscraps

Carolyn @ My Backyard Eden said...

Those are super cute! I love the fabric you used on the headband!

Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

TidyMom said...

These are adorable!!

Thanks for linking up to I'm Lovin' It! Hope to see you again this week!

Stacey @ Fun to Craft said...

This is so cute. I love how you covered the headband too. Thanks for sharing at Spring has Sprung at Fun to Craft.

Melissa said...

That pink and white clip is probably the most perfectly gathered flower I have seen. So cute! said...

Thanks for linking up! These are SOOOO cute! I need to try them for my daughter. She is obsessed with headbands right now!

Join me for today's link party!

Marina said...

I love your blog and your awesome tutorial! We featured you over at

Anonymous said...

Where do you get the supplies? These are so cute! Love them!

Anonymous said...

These are so cute, but where do you get the clips? These are amazing. Do you make these then sell them? I would love to buy!Adorable!

Custom Seamstress said...

Wow, those are lovely! Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us, now I can make them!

Colleen said...

I enjoy your site very much and am inspired by your fun ideas. Loved this tutorial on flower/headband making. It will be fun to try. Thanks for sharing your ideas with all of us out here.

Crafty Mischief said...

I love this fabric flower! I made a quick flower like this, but I forgot to do a tutorial. So, I had to google a tutorial to share on my blog and yours is just what I was looking for! I hope you don't mind! I'm also a new follower! Thank you! :)

MommaG said...

I make these same flowers, but I attach it to a tiny hair elastic and then I can take them on and off a headband for interchangeable looks. My daughter loves that she can add as many flowers to her headband as she wants depending on what outfit she's wearing.

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