J Crew, oh how I love you. Here's a pretty little number from JCrew:
Adorable, right? Yeah, and oh so out of stock.
So, lets make our own version of this beauty.
Here's what we'll make:
What you will need:
Headband to match your fabric (I wrapped and hot glued a strip of fabric around a headband to make it match perfectly.)
Fabric (I'd say 1/4 a yard would be plenty)
Fray check (if desired)
Hot glue gun
Okay, so lets first cut some circles. You will need 7 circles (around 3 inches in diameter) per flower. So if you want three flowers, cut 21 circles that are roughly the same size. You an cut several out at the same time by folding my fabric together.
Now, let's fold the circle in half and then in half again (I did two circles at the same time). Until it looks a little something like this (minus the red lines of course!):
Here's where the red line comes into play, let's cut out the petals by cutting your folded circle(s) about where the red line is above.
Unfold and look how pretty! You just made a petal. Let's do that for all your circles. After all my petals were cut I put fray check on mine, but if you are going for a more shabby look, skip it!
I used six petals to make one big flower (you will need the extra petal at the end). So get six of the petals and fold five of the petals in half. Stack a folded petal on top of an unfolded petal like so:
Stack another folded petal overlapping half the last folded petal.
Repeat until you have all six petals on your flower.
Now, lets get your needle and thread and sew a few stitches in the middle of your flower. Make sure all your petals are sewn down.
Next, let's pinch the flower at the base and sew some stitches through the base like so:
Fluff the flower and admire the pretty little thing.
Time to warm up that hot glue gun. Hot glue the flower onto the headband where you want it.
Now, get the last extra petal you made and hot glue that on the back of your flower sandwiching the headband between the flower and that last petal like so:
You're all done! Hooray!
Excuse the photo quality on this one.. : )