I had wonderful intentions of having this written before christmas, but better late than never!
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Every kid wants to be a Superhero. Use some fabric scraps and your imagination to create a one of a kind Superhero Headband.
Print and Cut out the template - copy the photo above and print it at full A4 size. The template includes a 1/4 inch seam allowance. The template is half of the headband, as the fabric will be cut on the fold.
Line up the pointy edge on the fold of the fabric and trace around and cut, or just cut around with your rotary cutter (this is a dress up item so there's no need to be completely accurate).
Cut out two pieces using whatever fabric print takes your fancy.
If you are using a light fabric such as a quilting cotton, then use some iron-on interfacing to add some structure.
Place your two pieces of fabric right sides together and sew all the way around using a 1/4 inch seam allowance. Make sure to leave a turning out gap of at least 8 cm along the bottom straight edge.
Clip or notch all the way along your curves, or just use your pinking shears. Clip all of the corners to ensure that they turn out neatly.
Turn out to the correct side - using a knitting needle is handy for the corners.
Using your iron, press all around the seams so that it sits nice and flat. Topstitch all the way around the headband very close to the edge. This topstitching will sew the turning out gap closed.
Iron some fusible web onto a piece of red felt (I use applifix). Cut out a star shape.
Peel the backing paper and place the red felt star into the correct position.
Fuse the star with your iron following the directions for the type of fusible that you are using. Once fused, topstitch all the way around.
Add a strip of velcro approximately 8cm long to one end. Sew into place.
Add the other side of the velcro strip and sew into place, ensuring that the pieces match up together accurately.
Check the velcro closure
Go forth and banish the evil forces forever!
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