How to make… A felt fascinator
One long strip of felt, 2.7m x 2.5cm (3yrds x 1"), or multiple strips cut to 2.5cm deep that you can add in, one-by-one. 1 felt circle, 7.5cm (3") diameter 1 barrette clip, 5cm (2") Fabric glue Hot glue gun Scissors We love the many weddings and outdoor bashes that the warmer months bring, but all that pressure to knock out a brand new, gorgeous outfit for each one can get a bit much, right?
That’s where this high-impact (and no-sew) hair accessory comes in. Using a similar technique to the blooms on page 79, you can whip it up in less than half an hour, making it a great last-minute adornment for any party. It’s easy on your purse strings too – all you need is felt, fabric glue and a hair clip.
Use sharp scissors to fringe the felt strip or strips, snipping very close to the base of the strip (but not all the way through) about every 6mm (¼") along the length of the felt. You may find it quicker to fold the felt in half and do two layers at once.
Roll the fringed felt into a coil, securing the base of the strip underneath the flower with fabric glue as it begins to take shape. If you're using multiple strips rather than one long one, just add them alongside the previous one, securing with a little fabric glue.
Make sure the felt circle is the same diameter as your flower.
Hot glue the felt circle to the underside of the flower and stitch or glue the barrette clip to the base. Now pop it on at the most jaunty angle you can muster.
04 03 01 02 Get rolling – this felty creation is easy to rustle up.