Ascot is next weekend, so there's still time to rustle up a perfectly wild fascinator
Chrisse King from Hat Therapy has given you some tips on making fabric flowers or YoYo's. YoYo's are also known as suffolk puffs, and are a great way of tying in a colour scheme across your outfit.
Check out this fab suffolk puff fascinator for inspiration from Knit and Purl Stitch
To make a sheer fabric flower/suffolk puff you will need.
- A woven headband (randall ribbons in Luton sell them on black and ivory) tel 01582 721 301
- Some fabric you want to use
- A dinner plate
- A button or bead for the centre
- Some hand sewing thread and a needle
Cut a circle, dinner plate size for a larger flower or smaller if not.
Knot the end of your thread and sew along the edge of your fabric.
Pull gently as you sew creating a little bag then secure together with a few small stitches, cut off thread.
Decide what you would like to trim your piece with, here's a few ideas.
- another smaller circle in a contrasting fabric
Starting from the back, pass a threaded needle through to the centre of your flower and start to build up a trim. This will pinch together your sheer fabric in the middle.
Once finished you can attach to your headband by sewing together or pop on a comb or hair clip.
If you want cover your headband cut a piece of your fabric on the bias (across the fabric where you feel the stretch) Pin and sew, turn inside out with a safety pin then push the end of the band into the tube, sew at each end to secure