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A PDF 4-in-1 tutorial e-book for confident beginners - The Catherine Headband
The elegance of 1920s ribbonwork has been updated for you or your little one! This 5-point gardenia and ruched ribbon flower headband/brooch is a showstopper. You'll learn four different techniques with just one, easy-to-read e-book! Please note this is NOT an actual book, but an electronic document that will be sent to your e-mail account as a PDF file.
You'll learn the following techniques:
*How to make a five-pointed gardenia blossom
*How to make prairie point leaves
*How to make ruched ribbon flower blossoms
*How to mount your flowers to a headband - either a fold-over elastic headband for babies or a hard, skinny headband for older girls or adults
This pattern is extremely versatile, because you can use the ribbon flowers for other applications - by themselves as hair accessories, for bow centers, and on shoes, coats and purses. Or, put them all together as shown in the beautiful Catherine headband. I've included a chart with headband sizes for various ages, in both inches and centimeters.
This pattern is for a confident beginner - if you've never picked up a needle and thread before, take a moment to learn how to do a simple running stitch and a simple whipstitch (a quick Web search will have you going in literally minutes, though). The pattern is very easy, and you'll feel proud with the heirloom look when you're done.
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Also, please read my Etsy profile - http://www.etsy.com/people/birdsongbows - to find my public blog, which includes FREE tutorials on how to make a tulle carnation flower, a hair bow holder, a no slip grip bow, bottle cap charms, no-fuss spikes, and how to "print" your own ribbon.
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"Beautiful, well written easy to follow instructions! Of the hundreds of instructions I have purchased I have to say this is one of the first times I felt I got more then what I pd for. The photos are a professional quality, the step by step instructions even a beginner can follow. Hopefully this designer will continue to make new instructions! Thank you for providing a quality product." - S. Haire
"GREAT instructions!!! I've bought many many many other instructions and I have to say hands down these are the most detailed and easy to follow ones I've found! Don't waste your money on other ones like I have, Birdsongbows is the best!!! I really hope you add some new ones soon!!!"
"So excited to get the materials I need to start making these for my daughter! The instructions make it so easy to understand, and lots of photos. I am a visual learner, so that is great for me! Very happy with my purchase. Thank you!"
You will receive your electronic book in PDF format. To find out more about how you will receive it, please review the Shipping information on my Policies page:
Thank you so much for purchasing the book, "The Catherine Headband: Gardenias and Ruched Flowers." All content, including the video on the private blog, is copyrighted, and cannot be shared with others in any form (just tell them about my site and they can purchase their own copies).
Enjoy your bow making journey! I can't wait to see your first headband.
*Special photo kudos to Carrie of EMA Photography and Christi Nelson of Rawsii for the adorable photos!
Please note: The headband with the button is meant for children over age 3. Under age 3, use the finished headband only under direct supervision of an adult, such as during a photo session. Buttons can present a choking hazard.