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Perfect to dress up any outfit. A simple way to expess yourself :D
I do not have any professional training in millenry or any craft actually its all trial and error.

This is more first tutorial so any questions, comments and suggestions are appreciated.

I hope you all like it!

Posted by Creative Whimsy from Perth, Western Australia, Australia • Published See Creative Whimsy's 5 projects »

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Materials you will need

    Base- Im using canvas usually used in longstitch (its about $2 for 5m) however felt, cardboard, foam can all be used

    ribbon, Im using 1" grosgrain ribbon by 'so delicate" ($2.99 for 4m)

    Base colour material- im using heavy black satin remant form a previous project (free)

    Organza or Chiffon for flower - any synthetic material will work- Im using a cream organza remnat ($.90)

    Feathers- Im using cheap black, white and grey rooster feathers bought form a $2 shop

    Veil (optional) Im using tulle but millenery netting looks better, but i dont have any :(

    Button or decal for middle of flower- Mine came in a box of buttons i got at an opshop for $2

    tea light candle
    needle and thread (optional)
    hot glue gun

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 2
    Step 2

    Cut your base
    I picked the teardrop style :D

    Cut your base fabric into the shape of your base plus an inch all the way round

    Also cut another piece thats just smaller than your base

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 3
    Step 3

    Glue the base to the fabric
    Pinch it as you glue the one inch down to the underside
    Dont stress if its not perfect as your covering it.

    I usually would then hand sew the edges of the base but im lazy :D

    Glue the smaller piece of base material to the underside, this should make it appear neater :D

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 4
    Step 4

    Glue the comb to the underside (you can do this step last if you prefer to check the comb is positioned right)

    Then take an offcut of the base glue/stitch it to an offcut of the material used for the base and glue that to the comb.

    Another method i use-

    Dont glue the underside piece of base material down in step three

    Glue comb to underside base material,

    complete above steps ( the usual step 4)

    Then stich material ontop of comb to underside material
    this provides more security :D

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 5
    Step 5

    Glue/stitch ribbon to edges.

    do this slowly or it will look messy

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 6
    Step 6

    Cut 8 or so circle of the organza in different sizes

    You can use alternating colours for a funky effect

  • Step 7

    Burn all the edges of the chiffon (Purdy petals)

    Use a tealight and tweezers

    don't burn yourself
    that being said i think i am always burning myself lol :D

  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 8
    Step 8

    Glue petals on top of each other. Be careful glue is hot. You should stitch here too.

    It helps if you use a small scrap of fabric to glue the flower to.

    Glue your decal/button to the centre

  • Step 9

    Arrange feathers wear you want them

    Glue/sew down cover with a piece of matching ribbon or the base material

    If you choose to sew please use a little glue too as it helps the feathers never fall

  • Step 10

    Glue flower into position


  • How to make a fascinator. Simple Fascinator,  - Step 11
    Step 11

    To add Veil.

    Cut tulle/ netting into a rectangle

    Scrunch/pleat one side of the tulle and then about an inch of the longer side

    Sew onto a ribbon/fabric

    Glue to underside of fascinator.

    ooooh! Pretty Pretty Pretty!

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