The ribbons started to fray at the ends whilst I was making them but I discovered if you run the ends near a candle flame it seals them so I spent a happy 20 minutes making all 60 edges fray-free. I love the colours all together.
I've posted some brief instructions below but before I do - random question: Do you think Alex James is bored of posing with cheese yet? See here, here and here.
Instructions in brief - let me know if you want more details
For each headband you'll need
1 metre of ribbon
length of plain felt 26cm x 3.5cm
Scraps of bright felt cut into the letter you want (approx 2cm high)
Place the plain felt onto the middle of the ribbon length and pin along the ribbon side
Use additional pins to mark where you'd like the feathers to be - I didn't measure and just did this freehand
Using straight stitch on your sewing machine, and with the ribbon side up, sew the felt and ribbon together and at each pin marking where you'd like the feather to be sew a little pocket to hold the feather. Repeat until you've sewn all the way around the felt.
Hand sew the cut out letter to the centre of the felt band
Cut the edges of the ribbon and hold firmly close to a candle flame to seal, but make sure the ribbon doesn't actually touch the flame.