Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Craft-tastic Tuesday - Baby Headbands

This is a really easy craft. Today I am going to show you how to make a headband using FOE (fold over elastic), thread, a button, and a silk flower. You can use a glue gun when making these but I have found that the results are a lot cleaner with thread.

The first thing you need to do is take your flower apart. You wont need the center just the petals. Reassemble using a button to hold the flower together as shown in the photos below. You can use a safety pin to keep the flower together while you ready your headband.

The next step is to prepare the headband. Cut your elastic to length. I measured my baby's head and reduced the elastic length by about an inch to ensure a snug fit. The following are the sizes recommended on the Elastic by the Yard website.

Sew the ends of your elastic together by hand or you may use a hot glue gun. It doesn't need to look pretty as you will hide the seam under your flower.

The last thing is to sew on that flower. Because we have used a button this will be really easy to do. Your elastic will have a shiny side and a plush side. The plush side will go against baby's skin and the shiny side should face out. This may change if you are using a printed elastic.

Put that headband on your little princess and enjoy!
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