project: felt flower fascinator
For Easter this Sunday, I have a very simple dress, and so I wanted something to wear in my hair that was a little fancier, but still handmade and fun. So I made this fascinator of sorts! I plan to pin it just above a messy bun...hopefully that will work like I want it. You know how hair is...
If you'd like to make one of these or something similar, here's the basic supply list and process:
Tiny hole punch
Cut out a base from felt. Mine is a rounded corner rectangle, but an oval or other shape would work well too. (Check out Material Evidence for the thick lavender heathered felt I used!)
Cut a smaller piece in the same shape as your base.
Cut flower pieces (I used templates from Purl Bee, as well as their yoyo idea!)
Punch some holes into the base piece, making sure that they are in far enough from the edge that the smaller shape will cover them. These holes are where the bobby pins will slide through.
Sew the smaller shape in place.
Choose an arrangement for the flowers.
Stitch the flowers down, going through both layers of the base. A word of advice: Don't use too many stitches, or it will be harder to get the bobby pins in. What you see on mine is a safe amount, but too many more stitches would have been a problem.
As you see, I have some running stitch, straight stitch, french knots and a blind whip stitch for the yoyo.
Turn over the whole thing, and slide some bobby pins into the holes. You'll need to slide these part way out again when pinning it onto your hair, but this give you an idea of how it will fit and hold.
This has me extra excited about Sunday and getting a bit dressed up! As if I needed another reason to be excited about Easter coming up!