A little bit of lace. . . . makes you happy doesn't it? It does me. There is something about the white against this robin's egg blue that makes me a happy camper, for sure. It's sweet, without being too sicky sweet, which I think lace can be sometimes. What an easy, beautiful gift to make for many of the girls in your life. This is also simple for girls (or boys!) to make as well. The lace gives you automatic stitch placement, which helps guide the needle. In fact, I may just have Charlie make this for one of his cousins and see how it goes.
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Lace trim (18")
100% wool felt
Embroidery thread (complimentary)
Thread (color of lace)
Time: 45 minutes
Cut a strip of felt wide enough to cover the underside of your lace trim. In my case, it was 1 1/4".
Using the complimentary embroidery floss, attach the lace to the felt. You could use white if you'd like the thread to blend in more, but I liked the contrast.
Attach the elastic to the under-side of the headband at the gather point. I used approximately 6" of elastic for my daughter, making the entire headband about 21" or so.
You could either hem the lace under or trim it. Trimming might lead to some fraying, but I am okay with that.
Well, I went a little bit out of my scheduled order, so the big jewel will be coming your way tomorrow. Hope everyone had a nice Christmas-y weekend. We did, including a big holiday party and a wonderful celebration of B's 8th birthday which was a sports extravaganza. Except for a few stragglers, the Christmas Cards are done - whew! Next to tackle is the hostess, teacher, friends' gifts . . . hmmm, do you think they'd like girls' jewelry?
We head out of town on Friday, so I've got to crank through all these tutorials so I can post them while I'm gone!