Wednesday, January 11

Ruffle Flower Headband Tutorial

If you read yesterday's post {Miss B's Tea Party} then you may have noticed her Ruffle Flower Headband!  For Christmas, the hubby bought me a ruffler foot for my sewing machine!  In LOVE with that accessory!  Why did I not purchase one AGES ago, I'll never know.  The ruffles are precise and makes such a clean look.  

Do you have one?  What do you think about it?

It takes some getting use to, but once you get the hang of it...you're singing with each seam it places :)

The ruffler foot will be used with the tutorial I'll be sharing :) 
Please note:  If you do not have a ruffler foot, No Worries you can use this tutorial....love her blog!



Ruffle Flower Headband







Let's get started, shall we?

What you will need:
Knit Fabric 
2 Round Felt Circles
(Note: There is only one circle shown in the picture below)
(FOE) Fold Over Elastic 
Scissors
Sewing Machine (You may hand sew if you prefer)
Thread
Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Ruffler Foot (Optional)

Measurements I used:
{These measurements are for my 3 1/2 year old and a 7 1/2" Ruffle Flower}


{Knit Fabric} 
Color: Cream
Size: 3"W x 124"L (You may have to sew the knit together first to get the length desired...I did :)

{Felt Circles} 
Color: Cream
Size: 3" Circle

{FOE Elastic} 

Color: Cream

Size: 17" (I go by the size chart below)


Newborn (12 inches), 0-6 Months (13 inches), 6-12 Months (14 inches), 12-18 Months (15 inches),
 18-24 Months (16 inches), 2-3 Years (17 inches), 4-5 Years (17 inches), Older (18 inches) 




1.
If you are using a ruffler foot, go ahead and place onto sewing machine.  I set the foot to gather at every stitch (1).  If your not using a ruffler foot, just use the tutorial I showed you earlier in the post.




Your fabric is all ruffled and "Purty"!!! Set aside.

2.
Attach your "ZigZag" Foot back onto machine.  


We are now going to create the headband :) Easy, easy!  Place the ends together, with one side overlapping the other ...just a little and sew together!




3.
Creating the ruffle flower!  Take one of your felt circles and place a drop of hot glue in the center.  


Grap your ruffled fabric and place one end of the fabric onto the hot glue...press down.


Start to rotate your ruffled fabric around and place another drop of hot glue onto the fabric you just placed....press fabric down onto that drop.


Holding center of flower, you are just going to rotate ruffled fabric around and around, placing hot glue to secure the ruffled fabric onto felt circle.




Taaadaaa!  You have created a ruffled flower!!!  Love.that.look, don't you?


4.
Let's help the flower look a little bit more polished.  All you will do is open the center of flower and drizzle hot glue at the base of center.  Next step will be to grab center fabric and scrunch together for a few seconds.




NOW....we have a perfect flower!

5.
Attaching flower to headband.  Lay headband down with sewn edges face up.  Place a thick line of hot glue onto band.




Attach flower to glued spot on band.


6.
Finishing backside of flower.  Drizzle hot glue onto back of flower and place 2nd felt circle onto that glue and press down.




DONE!









Hope you enjoyed today's tutorial!

{HUGS},
Steph

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14 comments:

  1. LOVE IT! Miss B. Is a Gorgeous Model also!!!

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  2. Thanks for sharing this. The headband is adorable.

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    1. You are MORE than welcome! Stay tuned for other ideas on how to use the flower tutorial ;)

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  3. I LOVE my ruffler! I can't imagine making ruffles without it! Great tutorial...thanks so much!

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    1. Donna! I do toooo! Using it for everything. I think my hubby is probably going to limit my ruffles to baby and accessories only...the house is FULL of ruffles! LOL Thank you!!!

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  4. I can't begin to tell you how much I ADORE this ruffle headband. It's simply stunning. And your photography is gorgeous! :) I will be featuring this! Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

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    1. Allison! You TRULY made my day :) Thank you for your kind words and upcoming feature....I am SOOO looking forward to
      it...Thank you again! Have a LOVELY day!

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  5. Rufflers are one of the best inventions! Love this headband!

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  6. Your headband is beautiful and I love the way you did your photo shoot. So sweet! I LOVE my ruffler foot!

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  7. That is great. Adorable little model too :) Stopping by from Positively Splendid.

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  8. My party just started and I'd LOVE to have you stop by and share this ~ TOTALLY DARLING!!! Love it!!!

    Overflowing with Creativity

    XO, Aimee

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