Cut a circle and a rectangular panel and cut into a fringe.
Sew a gathering stitch along the straight edge of the flower petal.
Pull the gathering stitch tight and secure with a couple of stitches.
Start building the flower by adding the gathered petals and stitching them together.
Make sure that the petals are arranged in an even distribution and the colors contrast against each other.
Place the smaller rounded petals on the inside.
Gather the fringed rectangle.
Place fringe in the center of the flower and sew to the petals.
Gather the circle of felt. Place a puff of polyfil inside.
Pull the gathering stitch tight and secure.
Place the felt ball in the center of the flower and sew together. Take some stitches in the petals to create some wrinkles. It will take the flower a step further in the interest level.
Gather the felt circle. Place a puff of polyfil into the gathered felt circle.
Pull the gathered stitch on the felt circle tight around the stem. Secure the stitches. Sew a gathering stitch along the straight line of the outer leaves.
Wrap the gathered leaves around the flower bud. Pull tight
and secure the stitches. Cut three tear drop shaped leaves. These leaves will
be glued to the leaves. This will hide the stitches and add extra interest to the flower bud.
Add the flowers to the wire headband. Keep adding flowers to the headband to the desired composition. Below is a finished sample of a felt flower headband.
Take a look at one of the Demoiselle DeFleur images previously published to see a finished flower headband.