Sunday, January 10, 2010

Tutorial - How to make a Superhero Headband



I had wonderful intentions of having this written before christmas, but better late than never!

Download the pdf



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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26 comments:

JazyJae's said...

great and easy tutorial

PaisleyJade said...

Awesome - thanks so much!!!

Posie Patchwork said...

Well that is FABULOUS!! So much better, softer, safer & tasteful than a ghastly spray painted plastic faux metal ugly jewel encrusted awful thing from a party shop!! I've suffered & might add i've never bought my children such head-dresses but they've found their way into our home as gifts. Your version is delightful & wouldn't have anyone's eye out!! Love Posie

Lady Bug Cat said...

Thanks for sharing. I should make some as gifts for other little "super hero's" in my life.
My daughter got one of these from Santa (Santa shops for Curly pops stuff!)
She was wearing her Superhero headband the other day while painting her finger nails - I tried to get a photo, but she would not stay still long enough(you know what these superhero types are like)

Sally said...

Perfect timing... I have have a little person turning three in a fortnight :)
THANK YOU!

Anonymous said...

Thankyou thankyou thankyou!!! I'm a blog lurker and have long admired these little bueties and thought that they would be a fab addition to the dress up box on my classroom. With this great tut i can now make some!!

I Purr-Furr to Craft said...

too cute for words love them thank you for the tutorial.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

I was going to say exactly what sally said. a little one turning 3 in a couple of weeks and I was thinking of making a birthday crown so this tutorial will help imensely. thanks so much! x

Gypsy said...

Awesome tutorial Cam, thanks ;)

Liesl (Hoppo Bumpo) said...

Thanks for sharing your pattern - its a great tutorial Cam. I will have to make the boys some (we need to combat all the evil forces that we can!)

Mommyof2girlz said...

I love these! How perfect to make "golden crowns" for my daughters Princess birthday, thanks for the great tut!

Su said...

Get out! Those are adorable....

casserole said...

Superheroes have the best accessories!!

I blogged about your tutorial on Craft Gossip Sewing:
http://sewing.craftgossip.com/tutorial-make-a-superhero-headband-for-your-child/2010/01/10/

--Anne

Beach Vintage said...

What a great idea for the school holidays. Easy too. Hope you had a great New Year and look forward to reading your blog in 2010.

ZippyZippy said...

Thanks for the tutorial, my 3 super heros would love these.

Natalie (tiny and little) said...

What a great tutorial, thanks for sharing! I can't wait to make these for my boys.

Caroline said...

These are just great - you could use them as eco-friendly, re-usable party hats year in year out! Very cool and suitably super-hero-ish.

Sarah said...

Love these! Such a great idea and perfect kids party hats! My little one is only almost one so perhaps not quite yet but will definitely be making these for future birthday parties!

Miss Muggins said...

cam, I also found a link here on my travels, in case you didn't know!http://lessonplans.craftgossip.com/superhero-headband-tutorials/2010/01/11
Way to go Superpops!!!!

Natalie said...

My future neice would looove one of these in a Princess style! Thanks for sharing :) xoxo

Sildenafil Citrate said...

This is so cute because I like so much to use different kind of hats, I think I'll make this in order to wearing it when I'm gonna go to Berger King, everybody will be envious.

Lorraine said...

Hello. I love this idea and usually make party hats for my boys each birthday. I would like to make these using felt and was wondering if you think I should use two pieces of felt like you used 2 pieces of fabric? Thanks again so much for this great idea. Lorraine Russo-Harty

CurlyPops said...

Hi Lorraine,
2 pieces of felt would work fine. Then you probably wouldn't need to use any interfacing to stiffen. You could stitch them together, and rather than turning out, just use pinking shears to cut around the edges for a nice pattern.

Lindsay Satchell said...

I made it! http://lindsaykristine.blogspot.com/2011/11/art-every-day-day-10.html
It turned out great. Thank you so much for your lovely tutorial!! I ended up using two pieces of quilting cotton instead of felt for the star, and it was just fine. Really, a great project. :-)

Zane Wooder said...

I can't wait to make this for my nephews birthday. He loves anything to do with super heroes.

-Zane of ontario honey

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