After seeing how my headband project turned out, my bestie requested that I make a headpiece for her to wear at her birthday party. She found one she liked online and wanted me to recreate the look for her.
To start, I used a blank headband from a craft store. I used the same process as this project to cover it.
To make the yo-yo flowers, I traced objects of various sizes to make templates. The template needs to be about double the size of the desired yo-yo size.
Next, I placed and traced the templates on the fabric, and cut them.
I needed to fold a small allowance down, and I found that using a cool iron helped to hold it better.
The next step gave me some options. For a larger hole in the middle of the yo-yo, I would need to sew a small stitch. For a smaller hole, I would need a larger stitch. Since, I wanted the yo-yos to have a smaller hole, I used a loose, large stitch. That way when I gathered it up, the fabric would meet in the middle.
After going around the entire circle, I pulled the thread to gather the fabric, creating the yo-yo flower. See how the fabric in the middle is very close together? Perfect for this project.
I ended up making a few yo-yos of different sizes so I could play around with the placement of them on the headband.
I love the look of these crystal buttons. I use them for many of my projects like this one. They made the perfect center for the flowers. Very glitzy!
Next, I had to tackle the Russian netting. I found it can be tricky to work with.
To create the desired look, I accordion folded the netting.
Using my phone to hold down the netting, I used needle and thread to stitch one end of the folded netting.
When I unfolded the netting, it made a fan-like shape which is what I wanted.
Then, I needed to make something to place the netting and yo-yo flowers on to attach it to the headband. I used a small, rectangular piece of black velvet to maintain the luxe look. I pinned one side and sewed it.
After sewing the velvet, I flattened the seam using an iron, similar to this project.
Then I turned the velvet right side out.
I slipped the velvet onto the headband and hot-glued it in place. That provided a place to attach the netting and yo-yo flowers with a hot-glue gun.
Now, my bestie will have a fab headpiece to wear for her party! (Although, I'm not gonna lie, I may have been wearing it around the house before giving it to her. Makes me feel kinda like Kate Middleton.
~Beaucoup de Bisous~