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Felt Headband sew for little baby: tutorial

Sewing  |  April 29th 2011  |  0 Comment
Gather your supplies:
-felt or felted wool (2 colors…one for flower, one for leaf)
-thread to match
-button or pearl for center
-stretchy elastic
-glue gun

Find a flower template that you’d like to use.  I found mine here and printed a 4×6 of it.I chose to use the larger of the three flowers.  If you want fewer ridges on your petals, use your marker to manipulate it to what you want!  (2 per petal is what I did for Lola’s)
cut out your flower template
using a highlighter, (that’s what I like to use, but anysort of pen that will write on felt will work) trace your template onto your felt.
5 times…
cut out your flower shapes, trying to cut on the inside of your highlighter lines…you’ll want to completely get rid of all of these lines to make your flower.
Lay one flower down flat
The other four flowers will be folded in house like so:
lay the first one down on top of the first flat flower:
Turn it, and lay the second folded flower on top of the first folded flower
Turn it and repeat for the third folded flower:
The fourth folded flower is why I think it’s like a box fold.  Again lay it on top of the third folded one, as you did with the previous 3 flowers, but then slip it under the first one, just like you would fold a box.  Get it?
Hold it in place just like that and begin to make 4 tiny stitches.  Start from underneath, so you won’t see your knot
come up to the front on one petal, and making the tiniest stitch, go back do in that same petal.  {note: if you’re using a tiny pearl, as seen on Lola’s darling head, make sure that your stitches are as close to the center as possible.}  Continue with 3 more stitches on the remaining 3 petals.  You should barely see them.
bring your needle back up through the center and thread your button or your pearl through and tack it down several times.  ending on the back and securing with a knot.
Now for the headband part…My information tells me that for a newborn’s headband, you should cut the elastic at 13-14 inches.
sew it together using a close zig-zag stitch
To make your leaf, cut an exaggerated tear shape (I just cut one out, I didn’t use a template, sorry!)
fold it in half
and starting from the top, sew a straight line diagonally {see next picture}
Then trim the fat
open it up and you have a vein in your leaf
make a headband sandwich…
small felt circle so it’s nice on Lola’s head, then headband,
then leaf…
…then flower…
I must say that I like the teeny pearl better than the huge button, but whatever!
You can also play with different flower templates to get what you like!
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