Fall leaves headband tutorial

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For last week’s So You Think You’re Crafty
“leaves” theme,
my project was the fall headband.

To start, you will need the following:
a scrap piece of fabric for the button
cover button kit
glue gun & glue gun sticks
moss green & dark brown embroidery thread
embroidery needle
dark brown elastic headband
about 1/4 yard of moss green felt
1/4 yard of dark brown felt

To start, I cut 8 dark brown leaves & 10 moss green leaves.I did this without a pattern (I just kinda go for it usually).Let me know if you’d prefer a template for the leaves.They are approx 1 inch, you can make them bigger or smaller.

Here is my stack of dark brown leaves:

Next I ran a running stitch through my brown leaves

I then back stitched (scroll down to back stitch) the green leaves:

Here is the stack of back stitched green leaves:

Take four to five of each set and
stack them together like so:

Turn one stack over and stitch through all the leaves to hold it into place:

Do that with both stacks.
At this point your stacks should like this on the back:

Lay your stacks overlapping on each other and
stitch them together from the back:

So you should now have one big stack of leaves.

*Also- one of the greatest things about felt
is it’s so forgiving. At this point (or any point really)
you can just kinda move your leaves around
and play with them until they look how you
want them to.*

At this point, make your button.
I used a 1 7/8″ button cover kit:
(or if you just want to make your own without the kit,
here’s a tutorial)

Lay your button on top of the leaves stack and coming from the bottom,
stitch up and through the hook of the button and then down back
and tie it off on the back side.

It should now look like this:

Take your glue gun and make a line
on the back of your stacked leaves
then lay your elastic headband on that line of glue:

Cut a piece of dark brown felt with rounded edges
to cover the back of the headband.
Cover with glue from glue gun:

Lay your dark brown felt over the
elastic headband to finish off the back:

Then put on your head or your cute
daugther’s head:

Please let me know if you have questions or
if something isn’t clear.

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  1. Valerie says

    This is so sweet! Just beautiful! Filed it today at thecraftersfilebox.com.

    Thanks so much for sharing!

  2. Laura says

    You had my vote on this one. My girl won't wear headbands :( I'll make one to gift. Thank you for the tute.

  3. Crafts and Deals says

    This was my favorite craft last week! LOVE IT!! I bought all the stuff to try to make some for my girls!! Thanks for the great tutorial!

  4. Heather says

    It's adorable! Swap the colors for red, and you can easily adapt it to a poinsettia headband for Christmas :)

  5. Rachel says

    Very cute! I'll have to make a couple of these for my girls! My 7 yr old is all about the headbands these days!