Monday, August 19, 2013

What Mary Made - 1920s inspired headband tutorial

There’s a new craze in town and everyone is going wild for the Roaring Twenties! In celebration of the new Great Gatsby movie, here’s L’uccello’s tutorial on how to make your very own 1920’s flapper headband.

You will need:

•Stretch velvet ribbon (enough to wrap snugly around your head with a little extra, $6.75 per metre at L’uccello)
•A feather (small ostrich feathers $3.50 each at L’uccello or an egret feather $7.95 at L'uccello)
•A decorative embellishment – this could be a piece of decorative lace, a vintage button or some sequins!
•A needle and thread (or you could use a hot glue gun instead)

Step 1:
Wrap the stretch velvet around head and trim to a comfortable length. It should be stretched, but not too tight – remember to leave approx. 4cm for an overlap.

Step 2: 
Trim feather to desired length and hide it’s end in the overlap of the two ends of stretch velvet. Sew or glue the two ends together, making sure to secure the feather in place.

Step 3: 
Sew or glue a decorative embellishment over the join, making sure to hide the ends of the velvet.

Step 4:

Now it’s time to hit the town with your fabulous 1920s inspired headband!

Psst! I heard there’s going to be a wild party at Gatsby’s tonight - you should come along! Don’t forget those dancing shoes!

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