What do you get when you combine a spooky blackbird with a cutesy handband? A spooksy blackbird handband tutorial with free downloadable pattern.
This tutorial goes with my Pumpkin and Blackbird dress for fall.
Here's what you'll need:
a measuring tape or ruler
small black feather
black thread or a couple of strands of embroidery floss
Okay readers, let's get started.
First, you'll want to copy and save this image to your desktop. Then print the template.
Use your felt for the pattern.
Because it's hard to see anything traced on the felt, try pinning it, and cutting around the template.
Once it's cut out, add a little eyeball with a small piece of scrap fabric. You could also use a button.
Or you can leave it blank like this.
Now take your ruler or measuring tape and measure out 16". This will fit most children's head dimensions.
Sew the handband together. I used black embroidery floss, but black thread will work too.
Attach the headband at the center of the bird. Sew in a few places to ensure it won't come loose.
Embellish with a piece of black feather. This will also hide your stitch marks.
Wouldn't this make for a cute fall photo session?
Trying to get a good shot on a walking toddler can be a challenge.
Hope you enjoy!
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