I love making these pretty fabric flowers – it’s quite addicting! They are simple to make and look beautiful with whatever fabric you choose. They look adorable on headbands, so when I had extra fabric left over from the fabric garland, I knew I wanted to make some fabric flowers. Read to find out how to make a beautiful fabric flower headband.
How to Make a Beautiful Fabric Flower Headband
- Strips of fabric
- foldover elastic
- hot glue gun
1. Get ready to make the flowers
Take a fabric strip and fold it in half lengthwise so the nice side is facing out on the front and back. Tie a knot in one end. Then cut felt circles in the size you want your flowers to be. You need two felt circles for each flower you plan to make.
2. Make the flowers
Place a dab of hot glue in the center of your first felt circle, and glue the knot of the fabric to the center. Next, begin to twist and fold the fabric around the center knot. Pause to carefully place a dab of hot glue every couple twists, to make sure your fabric stays in place.
Continue to twist and fold the fabric around the center, keeping it in place with a dot of hot glue. Your flower will get bigger and bigger the more you twist.
When your flower is the size you want, trim the end of the fabric. Then tuck the end in and carefully glue it down along the edge so it blends in nicely with the rest of the flower.
I made three small flowers, but you could make any number you wanted.
3. Make the headband
Trim your fold over elastic to the desired length. You can sew them together and seal the ends so they don’t fray, but I just used hot glue to do this. I glued the ends of the elastic together with the ends overlapping slightly, being careful not to twist it. Once the ends of the elastic were glued together, I added a small line of glue along the ends of the elastic to make sure the ends don’t fray.
When you are ready to attach a fabric flower to the headband, take a felt circle and place a line of glue along the center. This felt circle will be on the inside of the headband, so place it over the back seam of the elastic (the side that isn’t shiny).
Put some hot glue on the felt circle and glue the fabric flower on top. The fabric flower should be on the front side of the headband, over the shiny side of the elastic. The flower will be glued on the other side of the seam, sandwiching the elastic between the felt circle you just glued on the band and the flower you made.
If you are using more than one flower, glue those on next. To make sure the flower was placed nicely next to the first one, I placed a small line of glue directly on the back of the fabric flower this time. I carefully placed it where I wanted it, close to the first flower.
Then I glued the extra felt circle on the back, again sandwiching the elastic between the fabric flower and the extra felt circle.
I decided to add a small gem for extra sparkle. Since there were three flowers, I added a dab of glue to the center flower to attach the gem.
Now that you know how to make a beautiful fabric flower headband, you won’t want to stop making them. Fabric flower headbands are so fun to make! I love that you can use fabric to match your favorite outfits or your favorite colors. I think these fabric flowers would be super cute on hair clips, too. These can reflect your personality and style in such a fun way!
Do you have a fun project where you used fabric flowers?