Friday, July 29, 2011

Frayed Rosette Headband Tutorial

Here's my Frayed Rosette Headband Tutorial in case 
you missed it on Ucreate:

Make sure all your strips are cut on the bias (cut your fabric on an angle so the threads in the fabric are running on the diagonal). This way you don't have threads shedding off your headband.

Cut one strip of fabric 2" X 9"
Cut two strips of fabric 1-1/2"  X 9"
Cut two more strips as long as you can make them 1" wide to wrap your headband with.

Step One: Take the widest strip and fold in half lengthwise about 3/4 of the way as in the picture.

Step Two: Sew along the long folded edge and pull the stitching to gather it.

Step Three: Sew the short ends together so you have a ring.

Step Four: Squash the circle a little to make an oval and sew the middle together on the backside so it stays an oval shape.

Step Five: Repeat steps 1-4 on the 1-1/2 " strips.

Now you should have three ovals that look like this.

Step Six: Fray the edges of the ovals by pulling on the fabric with your fingers.

Step Seven: Fray one side of your long 1" strips. Then simply wrap your headband in the strips of fabric pulling the fabric a little so it forms to the arch of the band. Wrap the fabric at a slight angle and overlap just a little as you go. I put a dab of hot glue on the underside of the headband with each wrap of fabric.  If you need two strips to completely cover the headband, place your "seam" on the top where you'll be gluing your rosettes.

Step Eight: Hot glue the ovals onto your headband and if you'd like add a button, rhinestones, or a vintage earring like I did.