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Friday, August 19, 2011

DIY Fabric Covered Headband With Yo-yo Flowers

I just love this headband!
I love the colors and how the flowers, tulle and print all mesh together,
and how the chunky headband brings the whole look together.
I love it show much that I want to share how simple it was to
make so that you can make one too,
or 2, or 3, or maybe one to match your whole closet. . .


Small Amount of Fabric

Needle & Thread

Buttons, Rhinestones, Beads or Some Other Center Piece

Hot Glue Gun & Sticks



The first thing you are going to do is trace and cut out circles from the fabric of choice.

The yo-yos will be 1/2 the size of the circle you cut so make sure you cut them big enough.
I traced the oatmeal canister, the top and bottom of a large cup, and the bottom of a smaller cup. I cut 2 of each because I made a matching broach to go with a dress.

Take your thread and double it over, then tie it off.
Hand stitch a basting stitch all the way around the perimeter of the circle.
Try to stay as close to the edge as possible, like 1/8 of an inch.
I suppose you could use your machine, I just like to hand stitch these.
Plus I feel like I can get closer to the edge by hand.

Once you stitch all the way around,
pull the thread tight just like when you make a ruffle.
Tie the thread off inside of the gather to hide it. Then flatten to form the yo-yo.

After you finish all the yo-yos you want to use,
sew or hot glue buttons, rhinestones or beads to the center to create the flower look.
Arrange the layout you like, then hot glue to felt.

Trim the felt from your arrangement.

To make the headband, cut the fabric to size.
I started by putting a dot of glue at each end to tack the fabric into place. Then I put a line of glue inside the headband and pressed the fabric to it.

Last, I glued the other side to the band.
I worked with small sections to ensure the fabric was tight all the way around.

This is what it should look like when the fabric is all glued to the headband.

Now add some tulle to your arrangement,
if you like it and glue the whole thing to the headband.

See, its simple! And cute! And, and, and fun to make cute things :)


  1. Look at you go Shanni! I have been dying to try thses ever since you showed me! I just got some skirts done so now I need to make yo-yo folowers for shirts or head bands . . . or maybe both!

  2. You should! I'd love to see them. Hey I went out with your mom today to this store like 20 minutes from her house & they have fabric for 2.49/yd & tons & tons & tons of it to. Next time you're in town you should check it out! I got 2 yards of this satiny stuff for 1.98/yd. I need more time in that store! hahahaha

  3. I totally want to go! I'll be there sometime in September!

  4. This is my first time i visit here. I found so many interesting stuff in your blog especially its discussion. From the tons of comments on your articles, I guess I am not the only one having all the enjoyment here! keep up the good work Skinnluer

  5. I love the hairband although I'm not entirely sure I could rock it down the high street!