The luck of the Irish is upon you when you wear our felt shamrock headband! Green felt, a few running stitches and your embellishments turn a simple headband into an easy DIY that’s also a great opportunity to teach your kiddos to sew.
See our illustration to cut three shamrock leaf shapes and a stem out of felt for each shamrock you wish to make. Check your supplies for any scraps you may have before heading to the store.
Felt shamrock headband instructions
- green felt
- needle and thread
- hot glue
- headband (hard plastic or elastic)
- Cut 3 shamrock leaf shapes (see illustration at the bottom) and a stem out of felt using scissors (to create the double leaf shape, cut 6 leaf shapes from 2 different colors and snip a bit off the bottom of front leaf).
- Use needle and thread to create a running stitch along bottom of leaf (see illustration at the bottom), pull thread to create a gather, run needle through gathering twice to secure—do not knot or cut.
- Using the same threaded needle, create a running stitch along bottom of second leaf shape, pull thread to create a gather then run needle through gathering twice to secure (make sure the second leaf is in place next to the first leaf before securing the gathering because you can’t move it afterwards).
- Repeat for third leaf then sew bottom corners of leaf shapes together so all 3 leaves are securely fastened to one another (there shouldn’t be any space in the middle). Then sew stem to back of leaves. If the back of your shamrock shape isn’t tidy, cut a circle of felt and hot glue to back of shamrock to cover stitches.
- Embellish shamrock with glitter, buttons, etc. Attach ribbon or Ric Rac to headband using hot glue (if headband is elastic, stretch it around something to fully extend it, apply hot glue approximately every ¼” attaching ribbon as you go so elastic can still stretch) then hot glue shamrock to headband. Add any additional embellishments.