Saturday, August 29, 2009

Felted Sweater Headband.

While I don't wear headbands myself, (I have very short hair,) my daughters do wear them and I wanted to make a fall-ish headband for Megan.


The first step was to cut a strip of wool from the bottom of one of my felted sweaters.


Then I trimmed it to 16 1/2" long by 1 1/2" wide. I then tapered the ends by folding the wool in half and measuring down an inch I cut the corners off. (Please excuse my ragged crafters cuticles.)



I then cut 5" of elastic to make the stretchy part of the headband.


With matching thread I made two little rows of stitches to attach the elastic to the ends of the wool.


Then came the fun part. Embellishing. I made a bunch of felted wool flowers and attached them with a glue gun. I stuck a few pearly buttons in too, to brighten things up.


I did a little embroidery on the band as well.


And here we have the finished product. Honestly, the purple flowers looked better in my head than they do in reality, but my Megan deemed it cute, so I'm happy. More importantly, she loves how soft and comfortable the headband is to wear.

9 comments:

May said...

so pretty! how did you make the flowers?

sauvageblue said...

Just darling .... I am going to make one for my college aged daughter. Thanks for sharing!!!

Sooticas Dream said...

That is SO pretty.....defnetly going to try & remember this for any old jumpers!

judean said...

love it!! so pretty with the flowers :)

Carolyn's Designs said...

I THINK THIS IS A VERY PRETTY HEADBAND. THANKS FOR SHARING

c.g. said...

You are so talented! What a beautiful headband and I love your new banner.

Mary A. said...

I would love to see what this looks like while wearing it! So cute. :)

Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

Oh how beautiful! And so much fun to embellish, I love it! Thanks so much for sharing, I'll be linking.

Kudzu said...

Oh, I think the roses are perfectly sweet, and thanks for sharing how to make them! The pearl goes great with the wool,too.
kudzu