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quick handmade gifts for newborn baby girls!
A quick tutorial for making baby headbands from lace and a yo yo flower. no machine required!

Posted by Elegantpaws from Sydney, New South Wales, Australia • Published See Elegantpaws's 8 projects »
  • Step 1

    Step one: make head band
    - put the ends of the lace right sides together. use a machine basting stitch or hand sew the ends together with a 0.5cm (1/5th inch) seam, leaving long tails of thread at each end.
    - Pull the bottom thread to gather the seam a bit and tie the ends into knots to hold. Cut thread close to the knot. Set aside

    Step two: make fabric yo yo
    NB: for this step, I used a yo yo maker, but if you don't have one, they're easy to make without one. Follow a tutorial from Heather Bailey (google search)
    - After making your yo yo, sew a button to the centre. Here I used a vintage flower button.

    Step three: attach yo yo to head band
    - stitch the yo yo to the head band over the gathered seam. If you want it to look extra neat, you could cut a circle of felt and sandwich the headband in between the felt and the yo yo, stitching them together around the edge of the felt circle. (I guess you could hot glue gun it or fabric glue it if you trust it to stick!)

    Step four: admire your work and the cute baby.
    Done!! A super easy hand made gift you can give to new mothers and customise any way you like.

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Elegantpaws · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 8 projects
It's back now! Hope you like it.
Elegantpaws · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 8 projects
Sorry! I don't know what has happened to the tutorial, I have contacted the website. in the meantime, you can find it on my blog www.elegantpaws.blogspot.com/ xx
Meighan C.
Meighan C. · Seattle, Washington, US
wheres the how to??
Scarlet-Begonias · Everett, Washington, US · 15 projects
I love it! I have new baby niece these would look wonderful on! Thanks for the tute!

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