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Autumn Headband

Autumn Headband
Autumn Headband

A dollar-store transformation
Skill level: for all
Time: less than an hour

Dress up a plain fabric headband with embroidered details. You can make an inexpensive item look fresh and fashionable in less than an hour. Great idea for gifts!

Materials needed:

  • purchased fabric-covered headband
  • embellishment threads — we used Kreinik Facets in gold, Kreinik Cord 002C Gold, Very Fine #4 Braid 017HL White Gold
  • embroidery or sharp needle
  • Fray Check™, tape or touch of glue


  1. We couched Kreinik Facets in the shape of a leaf. First, tape the ends of the Facets or touch with a spot of glue to keep the ends from raveling.
  2. Then lay your Facets at a starting point and couch (or tack down) with Kreinik Cord 002C Gold (a matching color). Place the Facets in the shape of a leaf and couch down as you work the shape.
  3. Add details like leaf veins with the thinner Very Fine #4 Braid thread, using a straight stitch in your desired pattern.
  4. Add beads or other thread embellishments if desired.

Printing Instructions:
To print the instructions for this project click on the on the link above "Printable version" and then print the page using your web browser. If you have trouble printing this page and would like us to send you a printed copy send a #10 SASE to: (name of the design), P.O. Box 1258, Parkersburg, WV 26102.

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