Felt Peacock Headband

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Headbands are the perfect go-to hair accessory. They’re easy to put on, work with your hair up or down, and can be dressy or casual. This project does take a bit of hand sewing, but is definitely simple enough for a beginner seamstress.

1. Print the pattern (provided below). Trace the pieces onto freezer paper and cut out.

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2. Place freezer paper plastic side down on a stack of 2-3 pieces of felt. Press for 4 seconds with your iron. Once the freezer paper is sticking, hold the stack of felt together and cut out the shape. I cut out 20 pieces in various sizes.

* You can also skip the freezer paper – just cut out the printed shapes and hold to the felt while you cut around the shape.

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3. Here are the cut out pieces.

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4. Lay them out in the pattern you prefer. Once you’re happy with the design, use fabric glue to stick them in place.

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5. Trim around the design.

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6. Stitch around the edges of the shapes.

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7. Once you’re finished sewing, place on another piece of felt and trace.

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8. This piece will cover the tied off thread ends. Place the pieces together and stitch around the edges.

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9. Place a line of glue along your headband and press the backside of the felt to it. Allow to dry.

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10. For added security, stitch around the headband. Be sure to only stitch through the backside layer of felt, so that your stitches don’t show through on the front.

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Download the pattern:

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As always, leave any questions in the comments. Thanks!