Make a ‘Betty the Bat’ headband

The second in my series of Quick Makes – a tutorial for making a headband with a cute bat for your little ‘trick or treaters’!

Betty Batty Headband

Betty Batty Headband

Read on to find out how…

What you need:

  • Scraps of grey, white and dark pink felt
  • 9″ x 4″ piece of black felt
  • 3″ x 18″ piece of black jersey (for a 9 year old size headband – you may need more for a larger headband) or buy a ready made black headband
  • All purpose glue – suitable for fabrics

The sticking and sewing bit 

Cutting out Betty Bat

Cutting out Betty Bat

  • Stick the eyes, mouth, inner ears and bow to Betty Bat
Smile Betty!

Smile Betty!

  • Leave to dry whilst you make the headband
  • Fold your jersey strip in half lengthways with right sides together and sew along the long edge – leaving the ends open (I used pink siz-zag stitching so you can see it – zig zag works well with Jersey because it allows the fabric to stretch)

2015-10-19 20.59.50

  • Turn right side out, so you have a tube, then press so the seam is in the centre
  • Fold in half, matching the short ends and sew the ends together (this seam will be hidden by Betty Bat)
  • Sew Betty Bat to the headband (over the join) – sewing down each side of her body (or stick to the headband if you’re using a ready made one)

2015-10-19 21.13.13

  • Place on child’s head and get them to jump up and down to make Betty Bat flap…
  • Then send them out with matching bat outfit (I love this one from Alpha Mom)to get far too many free sweets!

Happy Halloween!!

Previous Post Next Post

You may also like

No Comments

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.