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DIY Tube Flower Headband: Create Couture Challenge

In Create Couture Challenge, DIY, Headbands on September 19, 2010 by Naoko Takano

In the home stretch now, everyone! Another one of my submissions for Style Sample Magazine and New York Design Shop’s Create Couture Challenge back in early August.

Materials:

*White Sweater Style Stretch Trim
*Gold Circle Studs


Additional Tools/Materials:

*thin headband
*sewing machine + needle for knits (optional)
*hand-sewing needle
*matching thread
*hot-glue gun

How to:

1. Sew the Stretch Trim into a tube down its long side.  (I sewed it on the sewing machine but you can hand-stitch it if you prefer.)  Turn right-side out.

2. Cut into 3 pieces: 1 longer for the large flower, and 2 shorter for the two smaller flowers.

 3. Hand-stitch the two ends of the long piece of Trim together, to form a circle.

Make 5 loops in the circle and push inwards to the center, stitching through the center area.

4. Pull the thread tight to gather the loops.
5. Sew a few times more all the way through the center to secure.

6. Repeat Steps 3) – 5) for the two smaller flowers.  I made only 4 loops (4 petals) for each.

7. Dab some hot glue in the center of each flower, and glue down a Circle Stud.

8. Hot-glue each flower to the top of a thin headband.  (For more security, I’d recommend hand-sewing the flowers on, looping the thread around the headband.)

And that’s it!  This of course can be accomplished by using any scrap fabric or ribbon you have – though it works particularly well with “puffy” fabric like this sweater stretch trim because it creates a tube-like appearance to the flower petals.

Everything’s in bloom during the summer!

xoxox
Carly

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4 Responses to “DIY Tube Flower Headband: Create Couture Challenge”

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  2. Wow, very Marc Jacobs! -Aimee

  3. Cute – my daughter would love this!

  4. so cute…looking gorgeous

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