Headband Tutorial Part 1: Rosettes

So, this is the first part of a two part series to make the headband gloriously resting on the noggin of yours truly below. Today, we'll be covering how to make the rosette embellishment. It's really not hard, so read on to learn how!


As I said, this headband was upcycled from an old Forever21 long sleeve t-shirt. It cost me $5, and I wore it for about a year.



And then it started to become a wee bit raggedy. Let's just say it's seen less "holey" days.


So, first thing you need to do is lay out your shirt, and cut off the sleeves. Save the torso for part two (where we'll make the headband part). Then, cut straight down the sleeve, using the seam as a guide. Now you have one large piece of t-shirt (or jersey, if you prefer).


Now, cut a felt circle about 1.25 inches across. This will become the base of your rosette. Then, cut 9 circles that are 1.5 inches across from the sleeve fabric. These will be your "petals."


Next, fold 8 "petals" into quarters, as pictured below.


Put a dab of hot glue on the corner of each folded "petal", and glue the "petals" down on the felt base. Once you have one layer of four, add another layer of four "petals" on top. Be sure to stagger the placement.


Now, take the ninth circle and fold it so it looks like the picture below. You may need to add a dab of glue to the inside before doing this. Then, glue this center in the center of the flower so that it stands up a little.


Then, fluff up those petals, and you've got a jersey cotton rosette! 

Now, make four of these (if you plan to make four headbands, that is). You'll probably need to use both sleeves to do so.

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