A while back I promised a tutorial for my headbands. They're pretty fun and easy to make.
I'm going to focus on the leather flower. In hindsight, I think I should have made the leather one brown instead of black. It blends in a bit too well with my black hair so it looks like it's sprouting out of my head!
First you need leather scraps and a leather hand sewing needle. If you don't have leather needles, head to the thrift store and buy some soft leather pants, skirts, etc. A leather needle is very important. No matter how buttery your leather, using the right tool for the job will save you time and sore thumbs! These are special needles with blades on the tip so it will cut through your needle. Just be careful and don't stab your finger with it like I did.
I wanted my flower to look very organic and too planned. So I used the raw/ragged edges from my piece of leather. I cut a long strip (about 7 or 8 inches). Then I just used a running stitch to gather up the straight edges of the strip. I doubled back every few stitches so it would stay gathered.
After I ran the running stitch through the entire strip and pull it tight to gather how I wanted it, I sew together the edges.
Next, I cut out petal shaped pieces. Gather the bottom of the edges of each piece and sew it together. I put these on top of the first part I made I wanted the top to be a bit more defined.
For the center of the flower, I wire-wrapped some freshwater pearls. No pictures of that since I just winged it. I just then sewed it to the flower component. You can then sew the flower to a pin back, a headband, or hair clip.
This project is part of my stash bust challenge! Next up, I have some skirts to remake!
Please share if you make one!