Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Projects: Veiled Feather Headband DIY

I've been working on a lot of new veiled feather headbands this week for my retro-inspired handmade Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail. I've got quite a few made and will be listing them for sale this week. Instead of just showing you pictures of my creations I thought I'd give you a little tutorial in case you'd like to make one of your own!

Here we go!
Supplies: Scissors, black thread, needle, black satin headband (this one is 1"wide), black French netting 8" X 9", two feathers (color of your choice), and large gold button (with holes, not a shank).
Gather the netting off center so that the finished edge of the netting runs along the edge of the front of the headband. Stitch down by hand. Make sure all of the gathers are tacked down. The gathers puff the netting out so that it will fall around the front of the face. The bottom edge of the netting should form an asymmetrical line across your face.

Tack down with needle and thread the netting on the sides. One spot on each side will do.

Layer your two feathers over each other. I have chosen a large fluffy white feather under a smaller gold toned feather with stripes. Place them over the gathered tulle on top of the headband pointing out over the puff of veil so it cascades over your forehead. Stitch in place.

Finally to cover the edges of the feathers and to add more decoration sew on your button. You could also use sequins, bows, flowers...whatever suits your fancy!

Be sure to check out my Etsy shop, The Sparkling Cocktail, this week to see the other variations I have made! If you attempt to make one these, please send me photos of your creations. I'd love to post them!


Camelia Crinoline said...

I saw your post on Sew Retro. This is a really great idea. I've made feather headbands before, but never thought of putting veils on them. Thanks for the tutorial, I will definitely have to try it.

Sherin said...

Wow. This is such a great tutorial. I can't wait to try it out myself.

Intrinsically Florrie said...

Ooh I love it!! If only the things I made looked so well finished!
Even a current battle to accurately paint a similar piece of netting cannot put me off the glam factor of your lovely headband.

Florrie x

A said...

Very cool! I think I might try it!

Fabulous Finds Gal said...

You are one "crafty" gal!!! Wonderful!

Fabulous Finds Gal

Unknown said...

Thanks ladies! If you make one, please send me photos of your creations and I will put them together in a post! xo

PerfectDEFECT83 said...

Thanks! I just saw that the one I wanted was sold out. Now I can make my own! I'll post pics! :@)