Monday, July 15, 2013

Nerd Crafts: Fez Fascinator

I needed one more lil touch to my SDCC 11th Doctor cosplay, enter the fez fascinator!
Supplies:
*one piece of felt
*headband
*glue gun
*needle and thread
*card-stock
*printer
*string
Step 1:  Print out my template on 8x11.5 card-stock.
Step 2:  Cut out template and trace onto felt.
Step 3:  Once cut out, sew the two sides together where you like them.  I used my mirror to figure out how big I wanted my fez, then cut and trimmed to the desired shape.  Feel free to glue this part if you are not a sewer.  I am NOT a sewer but I tried!
Step 4:  Take your circle template on card-stock and glue to bottom of felt circle.  Then glue the top of the fez to the bottom.  If you are a skilled sewer feel free to sew the two pieces together.  I am not, thus the glue gun.
Step 5:  Make a tassel.  It is SUPER easy, check out Pinterest for a DIY.  Once completed, thread top through needle and through the top of the fez.
Step 6:  Tie a knot to make tassel fall at desired length.  I also glued a bit on the inside for added support.
Step 7:  Glue on completed fez to your headband and enjoy!
I made two fez fascinators for $5!!  The headbands were from the .99 cents store.  Felt from Michael's was less than .50 cents a piece.  The thread is only .30 cents at Walmart, .36 cents at Michael's.  I did have to purchase larger holed needles but they were only $1.50 at Walmart.  This nerd craft did take a bit of time with all the trimming and what not.  But I learned a lot for the second one and then it few by.  Good luck and don't forget to send pictures of your completed nerd crafts to me!

7 comments:

  1. You could also do the whole thing with a blanket stitch and avoid the glue gun. Very cool!

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  2. Love it. Such a simple idea and it looks great!

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  3. I talked to a fellow nerd at SDCC and she used a paper cup! Deff need to try that next time!!

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  4. Creeped this post to get an idea for a Doctor Who / Renaissance mash up outfit! I am going to the Renn Faire this weekend and the theme is TIME TRAVELERS

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    1. OoooOOOO thanks make sure you share!!! xo

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  5. I made my fez out of a Styrofoam cone, cut to the right shape, and felt

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    1. I like that idea, sounds more sturdy! Thank you for the advice! xo

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