Oh my word is this caaa-yute! I don;t know about you, but I love a good hair accessory DIY. Especially when it is easy! This feather headband DIY by Justine of the Sewing Rabbit Team is not only adorable, but also completely on trend with what you will find in the stores. Furthermore, if your child is used to working with kid-friendly scissors, this is a craft you can definitely make together! Perfect for Summer pow wows while eating marshmallows over the campfire. Love it! Just download the free feather template below, and you will be on your way!
Feather Headband DIY
I have been doing a lot of really hard sewing lately. Think 1890’s suits, First Communion gowns and a wedding gown redo. Something I like to do when I start to feel burned out from complicated sewing projects is an easy hand sewing project. This felt feather headband is colorful, fun and easy to make! Like embroidery, I find it relaxing and calming. Also, this an easy to do for kids who are just learning to sew. Felt is just so easy for little hands to deal with, and there are no unraveling mishaps to be run into!
And with Gigi’s new short haircut, I have been on a mission to make her some cute headbands to wear for the summer. Not to mention the fact that I am so in love with sewing feathers lately :)!
Would you like to make a felt feathered headband too? read on…….
To see and print out the PDF patterns for the feather headband click here. Featherhead band PDF.
You will need:
- Feather templates or you can draw your own.
- Scraps of colorful felt
- Emboidery floss, needle and needle threader. ( Needle threaders are indispensable when using embroidery floss, which is a pain to get through the needle.)
- A piece of elastic for the headband. The sizes for elastic headbands to cut for the different kids ages are as follows:
- Newborn 14 inches
- Age 1 15 inches
- Toddler 16 inches
- Bigger Kid 17 inches
- Teen or Adult ( you know you want one, too!) 18 inches.
Cut out your feathers and small circles with my pattern. Or you can draw your own.
Overlap the elastic 1/2 inch and sew it together with a few hand stitches.
Cut out the feathers. I cut 6 out to make three feathers but I only ended up using two feathers. I sewed the embroidery floss up the center of the stacked feathers, then I trimmed the edges of the feathers to create the fringe.
I used the glue gun to glue one of the circles to the back of the feathers.
Then I sandwiched the headband between the other circle and glued it down.
Thanks so much for stopping by, and until next time…