Saturday, January 7, 2012

Hair Fluff Tutorial

For Christmas gifts, I made all the girls a headband accessory, a design that I made up and like to call a "hair fluff".  To start, for each hairpiece, cut out one big circle, maybe 18" in diameter, and one small felt circle, maybe 3" in diameter, or however large you want the accessory to turn out.
Pinch some fabric out of the center of the large piece, twist it, then place the felt behind it and secure with a needle and thread.
 Keep grabbing, twisting, and securing every centimeter or so, placing them close or far apart, depending on the look you want.
I tried to continue pinching/sewing as I went around in a circle.  When it looks full enough to you and circular in shape, flip it over and trim off the excess fabric, leaving an inch or so beyond the felt.
Bring the raw edges over and secure down with hand stitches.  You'll have to gather it a little because of all the excess.
The first one took me roughly 40 min. from start to finish, but the next ones went MUCH faster.  Just put on a movie and pull out some scraps!
 Hand-sew (or hot glue) ribbon and clips to the back.  I sewed on the fluffs in a slightly off-center place so that they would lie on the side of one's head and still have an even amount of ribbon in the back for a bow.
Ta da!  I kept the pink one for myself because I wondered if it looked too much like brains spilling out.


Melissa said...

Those are so cute! Thanks for sharing. Great use for scraps!

Natalie and Steve said...

I think the clip on the back of the hair piece is brilliant--that way it doesn't slip!

Also, I wouldn't have noticed it if you hadn't said anything, but the pink one kind of does look like brains.