Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Felt gift for kids #2

These headbands were inspired by Talane's sweet baby Lily. She has some like these and I thought they were so cute. So I made some of my own for my 2 nieces (and one on the way!). The flower looks so misshapen because I sewed it with no template, but I kind of like the asymmetry. I made a template for the bird and the wing to make it a little easier. The LSU tiger stripes had to be hot glued on because it looked really messy when i was trying to sew them on. I also glued together the two felt layers (I was getting lazy). When sewing onto the elastic band, make sure you don't go through both layers of the felt so the stitches will not show on the front side.

I got the elastic at Jo-Ann's for $0.80 a yard, but they only had black, white, or cream. If you know where I can get some colored elastic, I would love you forever.