No Sew Fabric Flower Headband Tutorial

Just in case you missed this tutorial when I guest posted at The Johanson Journey, here it is again!

Headband Tut

I will forewarn you that I am a VERY visual learner and become easily confused with just written directions.  So, please humor me with my step by step pictures. :))


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Supplies needed are as follows:

~ Polyester fabric

~ Felt

~ Ribbon (sheer works best)

~ Scissors

~ Lighter/candle

~ Fabric glue (Fabric Fusion is the ONLY fabric glue I will use… and I don’t even get a dime for saying that :))

~ Pearls, beads, crystals or whatever else you might like to embellish your flower

~ Hot glue gun

~ Stretchy headband

These are so easy peasy to make that you can knock this project out in 30 minutes or less.  The hardest part for me is the “designing” process of choosing colors, fabrics, embellishments, etc.

Freehand cut 3-5 circles of varying sizes for your flower out of the polyester material (I used 3 of fabric and 1 of netting).  It needs to be polyester so that you can heat seal the edges.  If you are into the frayed look though, burlap, cotton, and silk are all great choices.  You will also need to cut out 2 circles of felt that are slightly smaller than the largest circle of your flower.  You can see mine in the 2nd supply picture above.

Headband Tut 2

Grab your lighter and light a candle.  If you don’t have a candle, no worries!!  Using a candle saves my fingers from getting burned and also allows me more control over the manipulation of the fabric.  You can definitely accomplish the end result without one, however.

Gently pass the edges of the fabric over the flame.  You will notice that the edges begin to melt and darken a little.  At this point, the edges are sealed and the fabric will no longer fray.  You will also notice that the fabric will naturally “draw up” and the circle will actually look like a little flower petal.

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Complete this step for each of your circles.  If you are using netting or toule you do NOT have to heat seal them.

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Now you are ready to glue your circles together, one on top of the next and largest to smallest.

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Time to grab your ribbon.  This will be the center of your flower.  I didn’t measure the length of it, but  I can tell you it was about 1 1/2 times the width of my largest circle.

Headband Tut 6.5

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Hot glue works best here as it dries quicker than the fabric fusion. 

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See the netting that snuck in there??  I just felt like the flower needed a little more…  it’s all about letting your creative side shine!

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Time to attach the flower to the headband.

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SO, one felt circle needs to be hot glued to back side of your flower.  Then, hot glue the head band to the center of that felt circle.  Add even MORE hot glue to the felt on either side of the head band (not over it because you want it to be able to stretch).  Place the 2nd felt circle over the headband and press.  Allow everything to dry and:

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Wear it with your hair down…


or up…

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but wear it with sass!!

I know it’s cliché, but the only thing that limits you with this project is yourself.  I hope you enjoy making one as much as I did. 

One more thing, I would love, love, love to see your creations! So, pretty please take a picture and email it to me {} or email me the blog post if you blog it.   Either way, I can rave about what a stellar job you did. :))

~Linking up here this week~


So cute and sassy with a touch of frill! Thanks again!! Xoxo

Really pretty!!!! Thanks for the great tutorial!!

That is so cute! I love it. I am a very visual learner also! Great tutorial. I want one! I have a party going on over at my blog that is dedicated to using your craft stash items. The link is open for most of October and I would love to have you join! Here is the link if you are interested:

you had me at "no sew"! Love these colors!! I started a link party at my blog and I'd love for you to link this up. If you're interested it's Have a lovely day, Maria

I discovered your blog a months ago, and impress to watch all of the inspiring things you do. You are really a genuine and talented writer and decorator. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful projects, thoughts and ideas.

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