Sunday, 29 November 2009

HEADDRESS TUTORIAL



I'm sorry this took me so long to do! I'm on another headdress kick at the moment - if you could see my eBay watch list! It's all feathers and 1920's fabric scraps as far as the eye can see.

I think calling this a tutorial is a bit of a stretch - it's just a rough sketch of the most basic way to make these little things. So feel free to improvise and improve on my methods if you choose to make your own headdress.

INGREDIENTS:

• One piece of ribbon or lace trim, cut to desired length of headdress.
• One piece of velvet ribbon, long enough to tie in a bow around your head.
• As many feathers as you want! I prefer to find and collect my own if I can, rather than buying them in packets.
• Sew-on rhinestones (optional)
• Sewing machine, thread, craft glue.




1. First, I put on some decent music. Today it was cLOUDDEAD. Then I arrange the feathers on a flat surface exactly the way I'd like them on the headdress.




2. Then I thread the feather spines through the stitching on the back of the ribbon/lace trim, thus securing them a bit. Then I add a touch of glue at the stitching just to keep them in place. I let it dry.

3. Then I sew the velvet ribbon on the front of the trim, using them same colour thread as the ribbon.




4. Then I hand-sew the rhinestones onto the ribbon.





5. Voilà!

4 comments:

Q's Daydream said...

amazing! i have to try! :o)

Mamushka Marie said...

thank you for this! going to make an attempt of my own very soon! so lovely
xo,
claire

sinnlighet said...

Yes yes yes....your blog is a true gem and.... me like like like! I leave a swedish footprint behind me!

Peace & Love

Agneta

Pony said...

i really hope you guys give it a go, wearing a headdress makes really banal activities like doing the dishes and vacuuming so much more fun! xo