7.11.2011

Little Leaf Tutorial {+ a winner!}


Yikes, is it Monday already?
Well let's start this party with a Tutorial!

LITTLE LEAF HEADBAND TUTORIAL

I would like to disclose two things I noticed while editing photos
-my table is not dirty, its a vintage farm table
and
-my hair is indeed greasy, when the hubs isn't around I like to see how long I can go!

Ok now that we got that out of the way...

::SUPPLIES::
Felt
Thread
Scissors
Elastic
Sewing Machine
Glue Gun



For this project I used scrap felt I had laying around,
but you can purchase felt for 16-40cents a piece (depending on where you go)
I used 2 colors -mustard & cream- for the leaves
 and 1 color -black, not shown- for the back
I also threaded my machine with black thread so it gave a contrast in color and matched the band!

To start take your felt and cut 4- 2" squares
(i wanted a fun color pop so one square is a different color)

I eyeballed the leaf I wanted to cut,
but for this tutorial I just drew it on the felt so you can see what you will be cutting!

Cut out your leaves, so cute already!

And lay them down on another piece of felt.
If you want to try running them through the machine without backing that's ok too.
But that didn't work well for me, and I think this makes the headband stronger!

You can also use pins, but its not required.
Again this is just something that makes it easier.

Create a stitch right down the middle of the leaves

Back stitch lightly on each end

It should look something like this!
Now take your scissors and cut the leaves off of the felt (basically all the extra needs to go)

I used lingerie elastic and just measured it around my head.
Take the end and start gluing from the middle, then take the other end
 and attach from the middle on the other side.. and glue there too.

It should look like this when done (just make sure it doesn't get twisted!)

Now I like the back to look finished, plus it secures your band.
So take another piece of felt (i used black to match the band)
and glue the back of the headband to the felt.
Then cut off the extra like I did with the cream felt.

(like this)

Flip that bad boy around and glue all the little leaf flaps of felt together so its all sandwiched in.
(sorry i forgot to photograph this part)
Basically you just lift all the leaves and glue between the layers of felt from top to bottom!


Bam! A cute and easy lightweight headband.
I made one prior to taking the photos just to see how easy it would be,
and it took me around 10min!!

So now that you made your way through the tutorial,
how about a Summer Swag Bag Giveaway winner?


Congrats Liz!! Email me with your address so I can get this out to you =)
justlovelythings{at}yahoo{dot}com

Where I'm linking up:

Tip Junkie handmade projects 

36 comments:

  1. OOOH i luv it!! I wanna make one!!!!!

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  2. Cute and Creative! Love it!

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  3. Supper cute... i will have to try it sometime soon!
    http://littleclovercaitlin.blogspot.com/

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  5. so cute! i love headbands. a little obsessed over here.

    love, little.

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  6. Super cute thanks for the tutorial! I am going to go home and make one or two... :-)

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  7. oOOOH Pretty!
    I must make one of my own.

    :-)

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  8. this is so freaking cute!!! thanks for sharing!!! gonna make one!!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  9. So simple and cute - love!

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  10. So darn cute! I need to try this!

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  11. How wonderful! I love it.
    http://bellasbitsandbobs.blogspot.com/

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  12. Super cute! (And I want your floral tank top) :-)

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  13. You always amaze me! SO CUTE!

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  14. Just found you through the Tip Junkie :) This headband is absolutely adorable! it's going on my list of things to make this summer!

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  15. That looks so cute and easy to make! Thanks for sharring!!


    Pearl

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  16. Very cute! I might have to try this one.

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  17. Oh I love that! Where did you get lingerie elastic?

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  18. you can get it at most fabric stores!

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  19. This is such a cute headband. :) And I think you and your hair looks great.

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  20. Oh, I love it! It looks simple enough even for a rookie like me too! Great job.

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  21. This is way cool! I think I'll make it tomorrow. Thanks for the supes easy tutorial.

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  22. I love it...but I can't use a sewing machine to save my life!!!

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  23. Just featured you today!!!
    Check it out! http://threeyearsofdeath.blogspot.com/2011/07/feature-favs-4.html
    Love this project!!

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  24. Freakin' adorable! I'm going to make this one, too. 2nd headband I saw tonight that is easy and pretty. I'm a new follower and I had to pin this. I do that, too - go without washing my hair. It's better for it, anyway.

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  25. This is so cute! I definitely want to make one of my own... these will be so great in the fall in particular! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  26. just found this!! definitely want to make it!

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  27. i just found a link to your blog via jinjunkie, i love this head band and the d.i.y lables, thanks for sharing new follower here xxx

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