Look at that so-cute-I-could-cry baby headband! I came across this picture at Post Road Vintage while surfing the web. She made the headband using an adorable no-sew Rolled Fabric Flower tutorial she found at My Sparkle. I asked the tute author, Danielle, to share the how-to with us so we could all make adorable baby headbands too!
Take it away Danielle from My Sparkle…
So I am jumping on the bandwagon and loving all the rolled fabric flowers I’ve seen here and there. We decided to make some with the girls in our church youth group, but I couldn’t find a great tutorial on how to make them so I played around and this is what I came up with. Enjoy!
Get the full Rolled Fabric Flower Tutorial after the jump…
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How to Make Rolled Fabric Flowers
Start with about a 1″ ripped strip of fabric (you can use any width…this was the width I liked best). The length and weight of your fabric will dictate the end diameter of your flower.
Fold the strip in half and dot a little fabric glue on the end 1/2″ or so.
Roll the glued end a few times to get a nice tight center.
Then, once you have a center you like, start twist/folding your fabric away from the center as you roll.
It will start to look like this. Periodically secure the layers with fabric glue as you go.
Continue rolling until you have a flower that is sized the way you like, but make sure you leave at least a 1″ or 2″ tail (enough to cover flower bottom).
Spread glue all over the bottom side of the flower.
Then fold tail down to cover glue. Press flat with your fingers.
Then trim off the excess fabric.