A Head Above

Sweet and simple in lazy daisies and cross-stitches, this felt headband attaches to an elastic headband.

stitch headband

Materials:

Two 1x12" pieces of light gray felt

Water-soluble marking pen

DMC embroidery floss: #504, #842, #3024, #3778

Embroidery needle

1/4-inch wide elastic headband

1. Using a light box or sunny window, trace pattern onto one piece of light gray felt using a water-soluble marking pen.

Get the pattern here.

2. Use three strands of embroidery floss for all stitches. Refer to the pattern to stitch the design. For stitch diagrams and instructions, see Stitch Basics.

See basic embroidery stitches here.

3. Cut an 11" length from elastic headband. Pin ends of elastic headband approximately 1" from each short edge of second piece of felt. Machine-sew the headband ends in place. 4. Place felt pieces together with wrong sides facing. Stitch the pieces together using one strand of floss and a running stitch just inside the felt edges.

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