Hello, Train to Crazy readers. There's just so much sewing crafting goodness here that I couldn't resist asking Andrea for an opportunity to guest post. To my amazement she said yes! So I brought you this So Sweet headband tutorial. I'm Anshu from Blooms And Bugs. I'm an engineer by the day and a crafter/seamstress during the wee hours of the morning. I write about my sewing adventures at Blooms And Bugs and also have an etsy shop with the same name. Drop by my blog for more sewing tutorials for little girls clothes and accessories.
I made this So Sweet Headband for my daughter for the Valentines Day. Here's what you need to make one for your sweetie:
- 1/4 inch wide red elastic – 12.5 inches
- Hot pink felt – 3 inch square ( cut a heart shape from this, the heart I cut was about 2 inches)
- White Felt – 4 inch square ( cut a heart shape bigger than the pink one from this, the heart I cut was about 2.5 inches )
- Small white button – 1
- Threads – Red and White
Sew both the ends of elastic together by overlapping them half an inch. Reinforce his seam by sewing multiple times. I used a very narrow and small zigzag for extra strength. Don't worry if it looks shabby at this point, it will be concealed later on.
Place the bigger white heart beneath the joint in the headband.
Place a small white button on top of all the layers such that it sits on the headband. Hand-sew the button in place by inserting the thread through all the layers and going from one hole to the other multiple times.
Sew running stitches with white thread along the boundary of smaller heart.
And you're done! Now go put it on the cutest kid around.