Monday, June 14, 2010

Rosette Headband Tutorial

Hey everyone! This is my first "how-to" or tutorial so bear with me! I have had a lot of compliments and interest in some of the headbands I've been making lately so I decided to post a tutorial to show how I made them! Headbands are so cute and so popular right now and they look great if you are wearing your hair up or down.

First, I would like to start off with a warning. This will not be my mom's kind of instructional guide. :) There are no rules, no rights or wrongs I am more of a go with the flow follow the picture type of person rather than a follow instructions word for word so just a heads up. :)
Also, these pics were all taken with my cell phone and are definitely NOT the greatest, sorry!

Ok, so first I used cotton for this but I'm sure you could use any type of fabric you would like. I got this from the fabric store this afternoon and left it folded in half the way I got it. It doesn't really matter how long it is, just play with it and decide how long you need it to be depending on the size of rosette you would like to make.

I start by cutting a straight line about 2 -3 inches thick all the way down the fabric until I have a strip of fabric to work with.
Next, I tie a knot in the center of the strip of fabric. Don't worry if its not the exact center, it's not important.

Next take one of the ends and start twisting the fabric. Then twist the other side as well.

After that start twisting the two sides together a little at a time.
When you've twisted a few inches together at the top, take your glue gun and tab glue towards the bottom side of your rosette and start wrapping the fabric around the knot.
Keep doing this and glue every couple inches.

After your fabric has been completely twisted, rolled and glued together, this is what it should look like. :)

Now, you can do whatever you would like with your rosette. You can add it as an embelishment to a shirt or a purse or anything you would like too. Or... you can keep on reading and I will tell you how to turn it into a headband!
After you have made your big rosette, make another just a little smaller than the first.

I do not make the elastic headband. I buy them at Walmart. :) You can buy a pack of I think 8 headbands for $2.50. They also have different colors that you can buy as well.
The next step is to attach the headband to the rosettes. First, I glue the sides of the rosettes together so they are attached. Then, I make a line with glue across the back of the rosettes and press the headband to the line of glue.

This last step you don't have to do but I like to so that the back of the rosettes look prettier. I cut two circles out of the fabric I used to make the rosettes, approximately the same size as the rosettes and then glu those on the back of the headbands.

And....... VOILA! You have a very cute, very trendy Fabric Rosette Stretchy Headband!

Be sure and let me know if any of you end of trying this!! I would love to hear how your headbands turn out!
Tune in next time and I will show you how to make a felt poppy hair clip!


Jessica said...

That's so awesome!!

Kylie Blackwell said...

Oh how fun! I will have to try this... and great pics, you make it looks easy!

James and Cassidee said...

I probably could never do this because I am unable to be crafty, but I am going to send this to my friend Emily. She will love it! Thanks for posting!

Brian and Nicole said...

That is so cute!! You are so talented, I want to try it out but I'm so afraid I will totally mess it up. :) Can't wait to see your next creation :)

The Mrs. said...

Amazing! I am so not crafty but you made that look easy!

Robinsons said...

I was trying to think of a craft for the singles ward to do. (I'm not back in the singles ward, Josh is in the bishopric :) I was so excited when you put this up because it's perfect! Thanks for sharing this. I've wondered how to make these but have been too lazy to google. The girls are going to love it!

kels&murr said...

i went and bought stuff yesterday to make some of these! thanks for the fun tutorial!

Hollingsworth Family said...

Made the headbands today! Thanks for the tutorial!