Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Valentine's Day Headband Tutorial

I shared this headband tutorial last year, but thought I would share it again this year earlier so maybe you could actually make the headband before Valentine's Day.  It is simple and easy.  Does anyone else love Valentine's Day like I do?  I LOVE Valentine's Day.  It is just so nice to take time to appreciate the people I love.  

Here is what you will need:
Fabric (It is only going to be about 1-2 inches wide but about 44-45 inches long.)
Needle and thread
Hot glue gun and hot glue stick
Iron and ironing board
Small pieces of felt

First you will grab you fabric and scissors.  Mine was quarter of a yard of this fabulous red and white polka dot fabric called bliss. 
You are going to make a cut that is about 1 to 1 1/2 inches wide.  I just eye ball it. 
Then you are going to tear the fabric.  You want to do this along the long edge.  In the end you want the torn piece to be about 45 inches long.
 Once it is all torn you will iron it out flat.
 Grab your needle and thread and start gathering the strip of fabric.
It should look like this when you are done.  Tie off the thread at the end of your gather.  You do not want it tightly gathered, but more loosely.
 Then you will take the gathered strip and make it into a circle like this.  Making the fabric overlap each other. Your outer layer should be larger then your inner.  You are going to wined it in.
 Cut out a circle of felt that will fit under your fabric circle.  Put hot glue on it.
 Place the circle you made onto the felt circle.  Use more hot glue to make sure the whole circle is glued down.
 The back should look something like this when you are done.
Grab a few more scraps of felt and cut out two hearts.  I folded my felt in half to make my hearts. I made the white heart a little larger then the red one.
They were about this size when I was done.  I glue them lightly together.  Then I added a button on top for extra decoration.
Get your headband.  Put it on your head and find the best place for the circle of fabric you are going to glue onto it.  You will be sorry if you do not look first to pick where you want it.  I like mine more to the side.  Then put hot glue where you want the fabric piece to go.
After the fabric piece is glued on a take another small piece of felt and glue that on also. It helps to hold the fabric piece to the headband.
And now you have a cute Valentine's Day headband to wear.


Healthy Branscoms said...

That is so cute! :) I am a new follower of your blog! :) Erin

Jaime said...

I think you should make those for our handmade valentine party!

Mommy Papi and Babies Sauri said...

Super cute. My daughter would love this.

Mommy Sauri~

Jen Gilday said...

Just love that red polka dot material! Darling!

Linked up to your party tonight too!

Steph @ The Silly Pearl said...

Completely adorable! Loving the polka dots!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I LOVE the polka dots! This is such a sweet headband, Tasha. Too cute!

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