Saturday, January 30, 2010

Feather Headband Tutorial

I made this tutorial a few months ago after realizing how insane it is that people sell feather headbands and barrettes on Etsy for over $20, when it took me less than 10 minutes and $5 to make these suckers. Plus it was really fun!
I thought I would share!

Feather Headband Tutorial
What you'll need:

  • Feathers
  • Headbands
  • Felt, or fabric that won't fray (like faux suede)
  • Hot glue & hot glue gun
  • Needle & thread
  1. Choose the feathers you would like to lay together on the headband. You're going to want to set them up in size order also, with the largest as the first layer of feathers, gradually introducing the smaller feathers as you go along.
  2. Cut out two identical pieces of felt. Size will depend on how many feathers you would like on the headband.
  3. Sew one side of the felt together (I used blanket stitch) and then hot glue the feathers onto the felt (large feathers first, gradually applying smaller feathers on top.) You do not want the felt to show, so take that into consideration while arranging the feathers.
  4. Sandwich the felt around the headband (feather side on the outside, of course) and proceed to sew the other side of felt together. I also hot glued the felt to the headband for added security.
  5. You're done! Great job!

1 comment:

Meg said...

Very Cute Connie! I need to make some for myself and my little girl. After all, in a few years she will think it's embarrassing to look anything like I have to make sure we wear matching things now! lol

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