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How to Make a Fabric Flower Elastic Baby Headband With Feathers and Birdcage Veil Tutorial

This lace elastic fabric flower headband fascinator is perfect for your flower girls.  This hair flower accessory completes their sweetest outfits and will also double as a beautiful wedding giveaway to thank the little princess for walking the aisle for you. 

MATERIALS:

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1ST Row (From Left to Right):
Chicken Feathers (Any kind of feather will do)
2 Millinery Leaves (optional)
Millinery Berries or other pretty embellishments (optional)
Birdcage Veil
Fabric Flower

2nd Row (From Left to Right)
Measuring Tape
Felt Patch (Diameter should be as big as the base of the Fabric Flower
Needle and Coordinating Thread (coordinating thread should follow the color of the lace)
Garterized Lace / Elastic Lace (you can use any garterized strip. Skinny garters are popularly used.)

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Scissors and Hot Glue

STEP 1:
Measure your baby’s head circumference to where you want to place the headband.

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STEP 2:
Trim a strip of Garterized / Elastic Lace. The lace should be 1 ½ inches or 3.81cm shorter than the circumference of your baby’s head.

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Below is a SIZE CHART of the Length of Garter / Elastic You would need according to Age

AGE LENGTH OF GARTER STRIP

Newborn
13.5inches / 34.29 cm

0-3 Months
14 inches / 35.56 cm

3-6 Months
15 inches / 38.1 cm

6-12 Months
15.5-16 inches / 40.64 cm

12 – 18 Months
16 inches / 40.64 cm

18- 24 Months
16 inches / 40.64 cm

2-4 years
16 inches / 40.64 cm

4-years to Adult
17 inches / 43.18 cm


STEP 3:
Fold the Elastic Lace into half. The WRONG SIDES should be touching each other.

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RIGHT SIDE (Prettier and More Detailed)

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WRONG SIDE (Usually the flatter side)

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STEP 4:
Attach the two ends of the elastic by sewing BACK STITCHES ½ cm from the edge. The back stitch is appropriate for securing the elastic.

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The back stitches don’t have to be even. You just need to secure the elastic together.

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STEP 5:
Put a strip of glue across the felt patch, and then attach the elastic. The glue should stick at the WRONG SIDE of the elastic.

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TIP: Stretch the elastic a little first before attaching the felt patch. The sewn part should be at the middle of the felt patch.

STEP 6:
Start adding some glue to the area where you want to put your first base material (feathers).

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STEP 7:
Add the first base material (feathers)

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STEP 8:
Add some glue for your next base material, and then attach the leaves.

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STEP 9:
Fold both ends of your 4 x 7 inch Birdcage Veil. Both ends should meet and at least overlap 1cm of their ends at the center of the birdcage veil.

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STEP 10:
Gather the middle part of the folded birdcage veil with your fingers to form a bow.

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STEP 11:
Secure the thread by knotting and stitching it through the gathered part of the birdcage veil bow, and then tie the thread around the gathered part of the bow.

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STEP 12:
Secure the thread by stitching and knotting it through the gathered part of the bow.

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STEP 13:
Add some glue at the middle of the bow, and then attach it to the base of your headband.

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STEP 14:
Add some glue to the base of the headband, and then attach the millinery berries.

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STEP 15:
Add glue at the base of the flower cabochon, and then attach it to the base of the headband.

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STEP 16:
Remove the excess glue threads.

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For a simple everyday wear version of this elastic headband, just follow STEPS 1-5 and then STEPS 15 – 16

NOW YOU HAVE YOUR OWN BOUTIQUE ELASTIC LACE BABY HEADBAND!

 

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Fabric Flower featured in this tutorial:

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Fabric Ranunculus Rose  |  $8.50 USD

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You can also use these beautiful fabric flower tutorials:

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Hand Pressed Ranunculus  |  $11.00 USD

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Knotted Chrysanthemum  |  $8.50 USD

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Sinta Rose in Felt and Fabric |  $8.50 USD

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All 25+ Handmade Flower Tutorials in Feather Fabric and Paper  SAVE 40%  |  $130.17 USD

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