Tutorial ~ Pearls & Lace Rosette Fascinators

by Destri on February 6, 2012

Pearls & Lace Rosette Fascinators Tutorial


Sometimes a girl needs a little something to wear to a Black Tie Affair…or church…or the grocery store, heck why not?  I made a bunch of these Rosette Fascinators to sell and I’m pretty much in love with them.  They have a satin rosette, lace poms, and then a little drama with pearls draping down.  They look great pulling stray strands from the face, dressing up a pony tail, or putting the final touches on a fancy hair-do.  I made them in a few different sizes and took some pictures for a tutorial, catch me after the jump for all the details!

Pearls & Lace Rosette Fascinator Tutorial

Lace and Pearls Rosette Fascinator Tutorial

We will be making a medium size fascinator for this tutorial, but keep in mind you can make this hair piece any size.  I made some smaller ones to attach to elastic, replacing the pearl strands with a pearl button for babies.  I think colors and different types of beads would be fun in place of the pearls too, just have fun with it!

Supplies:

  • hot glue gun or fabric glue
  • scissors
  • satin fabric cut to 1½ x 44 inches
  • lace squares cut into 2 x 2 inches (about 12 pieces, more for a larger hair piece)
  • pearl strand on the spool
  • felt to match fabric color
  • snap clip

Start by cutting out an oval from the felt that is about 2½ inches long.  Take a lace square and pinch it in your fingers to make a little pom like shown in the picture.

Now put a little glue on the tip of the lace and press onto the outer end of the felt.  Repeat around the felt as shown, with about 3 layers or until you have reached the amount of poof that makes you happy.

Next, the rosette.  For this tutorial, I just folded the satin in half length wise and left a frayed edge.  You can fold the edges in on each side once to meet in the middle and then press in half (like bias tape) if you like, but I like a little fray…such a rebel ;).

Tie a knot on one end and then fold the little tail over and glue to the knot.  Now place a little more glue on the knot and twist and fold the satin around the knot gluing as you go. I have a very detailed post on how to do a rosette here, I just folded instead of twisting for this rosette.

When you reach the end, leave about a 1 inch tail.  Add a generous amount of glue to the back…

Then press the end over onto the glue.

Now take the lace and felt piece and put glue on the area of the felt that is exposed.

Then press the rosette onto the the glue and hold in place for a few seconds.

Cut the pearl strands to be three different lengths, I just hold the strand up to the piece and cut the length that looks right.  Take the longest strand and glue one end on one side of the fascinator, and the other end on the opposite side like shown in the image above.

Repeat with the other two strands making sure they have a nice drape.

Now cut two small circles from the felt and glue over the ends of the pearl strands.  Make sure the edges are secure.

Almost finished!   Just cut a little piece of fabric and slide inside the snap clip, and snap closed.  Put glue all over the back side (the opposite side of the single prong) and press onto the back of the fascinator.  Hold and press until set.

There you have it – a pretty hair piece fit for any special occasion.  Pretty, and simple.

Now go and make a bunch!

Lace and Pearls Satin Rosette Fascinator Tutorial

Here is a smaller one with the folded edges instead of the frayed.  Aren’t they fun?!

If you have any questions, leave them in the comments and I will answer them there, and of course if you make any let me know or upload an image to our flickr pool – it makes my day :)

Be sure to check out all of our Hair Accessory Tutorials here (there are multiple pages, just click on previous), there is even a fun tutorial on how to display and store them with magnets.

Happy Monday friends, hope you’re having a great start to your week!

~Destri

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