Christmas in July Guest Wildflowers and Whimsy

Our guest today for the Christmas in July series is the lovely April with Wildflowers & Whimsy!! 

Hi there AliLily readers! I’m April, and I blog over at Wildflowers & Whimsy. I am super excited to be here today to share with you a cute Ruffle Ric Rac Headband tutorial! I think this sweet little accessory would be the perfect match for your little princess’ Christmas outfit or make a great stocking stuffer!

All you need is a headband, a 5/8″ wide strip of fabric approximately 2x the length of the the headband, a 3″ wide bias strip approximately 2x the length of the the headband , a glue glue gun, and a sewing machine or needle and thread. (you can check out this post if you need more info on how to make bias strips. Also, you can use ribbon instead of fabric if your like.)

Please excuse the change of fabric, but it is easier to see in these pictures. Use a disappearing fabric marker to make marks every 2″ along one of the long sides of the bias strip. On the opposite long side, make marks centered between the marks at the top of the ribbon/bias strip. (i.e. I started marking at the very beginning at the top, and at the bottom, I started marking at the 1″ mark) Be sure to make your marks on the RIGHT side of the fabric and run your gathering stitch with the RIGHT side up because whatever side the bobbin thread is on, is the side the fabric will curve too.

Starting at one end connect the points from opposite sides with a gathering stitch, to form a zigzag as pictured above.

Now pull the bobbin thread to gather the bias strip down to the same length as the headband. Wrap the headband with the 5/8″ strip, and you are ready to apply the ruffled ric rac to the headband.

Find the center of the ruffled ric rac, apply a small amount of hot glue to the top center of the headband, and then, press the ruffle ric rac in place.

Continue attaching the ruffle ric rac to the headband down one side, then the other.

And DONE! Isn’t she sassy?!? lol

And the fun doesn’t stop at headbands! Ruffled ric rac would be a cute addition to stockings, ornaments, or any other project you can come up with! Hope you enjoy! And I would love for you to stop by my blog and say hi!

Thanks again, Ami for having me!

~April

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 SO CUTE!!  Alice has already informed me that she would like one!  Make sure you stop by and show April and her precious model some love!

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