Remember when I made these for my baby niece, Kendall??
Well they’re easy to make, and too adorable not to continue manufacturing! Every baby girl should have one!
Supplies you’ll need:
- fabric (vintage is best!)
- large button
First choose a color of felt (or thicker fabric) and two additional fabrics for your flower. Try out a few different combinations until you find one that you love. Then cut your felt into 6 teardrop shapes (using your first one as a template for the remaining 5).
Do the same with your next fabric, only using slightly smaller teardrops.
And you guessed it, same ol’ thing with the third fabric.
Save yourself some time and do several at once!!
Next step, double up your thread and load the needle! (The thread won’t show much in the end, but I try to have a similar color… just cuz, k?) Then pinch the pointy end of the fabric and thrust your needle in!
Go back and forth and around and through and back again, all haphazard-like. Just make it tight and secure.
Do the same with the remaining three petals.
One you have the two halves, put them facing each other and sew them together at the points, again… over, ’round, in and out, through, etc. Make it tight peeps.
It’ll look messy and unfortunate, like this.
Next, I took a hot glue gun and just reinforced the edges of each petal to the one next to it, just to keep things lined up and looking perfect. This photo may be grainy, but I took it myself… using the timer! Mad skillz, huh?
Actually, now that I look at these pictures, lots of them are grainy. I couldn’t figure out my dad’s camera that weekend. Oopsy.
Let it lay upside down for awhile to flatten out. Maybe even consider putting a big book on it or something.
Sew the button onto the flower as you simultaneously stitch it right onto the stretchy headband… on the seam preferably. Get that button real snug…choking hazard you know.
And it’s at this point that you have an extremely adorable, handmade, piece of pure cuteness.
You’re going to go make one now, aren’t you. Send pictures! I wanna see!
If you don’t feel like making one, check out our Etsy shop and buy one for dirt cheap!