November 30, 2010

Tutorial: Ear Warmer with Detachable Flower Pin + Giveaway {closed}

Winter weather is coming - are you prepared? I recently made this ear warmer/headband out of a thermal knit shirt that I didn't wear anymore. It is very warm and cozy!
I made this one for my sister, Abigail. Look at the adorable flower she made for hers!

Want to make an ear warmer now?

1. Measure your head where you would wear the ear warmer. Then subtract 2 1/2 inches from that measurement. Make a pattern using that number for the length and 5 inches wide. Taper the ends so it doesn't bunch up under your head.

2. Cut your ear warmer pattern out.

3. With right sides together sew down the edges to make a tube using a 5/8 in. seam allowance. On one side start and stop sewing about 1 1/2 in. from each end.

4. Trim seam allowance to 3/8 in. Clip seams around the slight curve.

5. Turn right side out.

6. With right sides together, sew the short ends of the ear warmer together.

7. Fold the seam back into the tube and tuck the raw edges at the opening to the inside. Press.

8. Using a 1/4" seam allowance top stitch around both sides of the earwarmer.

Now let's make the Flower Pin!

Draw a circle and divide it into quarters. Make four petals.

Cut out four flowers from your pattern and one smaller circle out of felt.

Fold each flower into fourths, tack it with a few stitches on to the felt circle, and glue to secure.

Sew on a button and you have a cute flower!

To add a pin cut a small square out of felt and glue it onto the back of the flower over a safety pin.

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And now for the Giveaway!!! {This giveaway is now closed.}

I would like to give one of my readers a flower pin/brooch like the one I showed how to make above. There are so many ways you can wear this pin.

 Here's how you can enter:
Visit my shop and leave a comment here telling me your favorite item in my shop.

 Additional entries:
1. Blog about this giveaway.
2. Facebook about this giveaway. 

A winner will be drawn and announced Dec. 4, 2010


  1. I need some of those ear warmers!! I'll be adding this to my "To Do List" for sure!

    Thanks for linking @Creative Itch's "Sew Cute Tuesday"!

  2. You are fabulously creative, Alison! I am rather in awe of your ability actually. Your ear-warmer post is quite helpful to me, as I've been shopping for an ear-warming-band-thingy recently, and now can sew my own! Not to mention the adorableness of your little flowers... :)

  3. My favorite thing in your shop would probably be the "Country Rose Garden" headband, but I love the owls as well. :)

  4. Great tutorial. I love the flower!

  5. loooooooooove your blog Alison! my favorite thing in the shop is probably the Turquoise Rosette headband.

  6. I love your mustard and brown rosette wrap. So cute!

  7. my favorite thing is the single turqoise Rosette Headband!!
    Anna Silverberg

  8. I love that ear warmer. I want to make one right now. :) Thanks for the giveaway. :)

  9. It was hard to choose what my favorite item was. You do such a good job. I would have to say that I really like the skirt. Thanks again. :)

  10. Also wanted to let you know that I posted on my blog about the giveaway.

  11. My favorite thing in your shop is the headband with green flowers! So cute!

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