How to Make a Feather Fascinator
May 20th, 2009
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Feathers and a vintage button add sophisticated glamour to your bridal ensemble.
Photo: Erika Kern
I'm a firm believer that every bridal ensemble needs a beautiful headpiece. Now these toppers can be a bit pricey, but with a little clever ingenuity you can create a feather headpiece for nothing at all!
Here's what you'll need:
- White felt (I used a wool/rayon blend)
- Spray starch
- Iron and ironing board
- Floral wire
- White thread
- Thin ribbon
- Sewing machine
- Feathers (I used white feathers and guinea feathers)
- Fabri-Tac fabric glue
- Pearl floral picks (optional)
- Large button
- Multisurface glue (I like E-6000)
||Cut two pieces of felt 7-3/4 inches by 3-1/4 inches with curved corners for the base of your headpiece. To add stiffness to your support, iron the felt with spray starch.
||Use white wrapped floral wire to add flexibility to your headpiece. I wrapped three lengths of wire together to give it extra support. Bend the wire into the shape of your felt, placing it about 5/8 inch in from the border of your felt. Tack it down with thread.
||On the nonwired side, sew two strips of ribbon along the top and bottom of your felt piece, sewing down at 1-inch intervals forming loops for bobby pins.
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