Friday, October 14, 2011

Hair Clip How-To

We've been busily crafting hair clips the last couple of days.  Mostly during naps and after bedtime for the littles because Taylor needs all attention on her while she's awake ;)  It seems as though some of you think they are just as adorable as we do.  I've had inquiries regarding how to purchase some {thank you!  Most of the money is going straight toward the girls' dance costumes for their Christmas recital, but I've promised them that they can keep some of it to do with what they please.  We are planning on putting some in the Etsy shop, so if you are interested, let me know which designs, and we'll create a custom listing}.  And others have been curious as to how to make their own.  Well, we love to share, so here ya go.  A little mini tutorial for these little felt hair clippies.

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First, we start with wool felt.  It holds up well, and looks beauty-ful.  You'll also need scissors, a snap clip, embroidery floss, needle, and any embellishments you choose.

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Next, you'll want to cut the felt into the shape of the clip.  You'll need two pieces.  One for the top, one for the bottom, and you'll want the felt to be a tad bigger than the clip so that you can stitch around it.  Take one of the pieces {this will be the bottom}, and poke a little hole near the back of the felt so that you can slip the clip in. 

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This is the under side.

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Then you'll snap the clip closed on the felt, and proceed to the top portion.  Stitch your embellishment on the top piece.

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Time to make a clip sandwich.  Take the top felt piece and position it on the clip that is snapped into the bottom portion.  Then stitch around using a blanket stitch {or any other stitch you wish.  I just like this particular stitch because it finishes it off so well}.

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And voila!

I love making these clips because they don't take too much time, they're super adorable, make great gifts {truth be told, I wear them myself}, and you can put all of the supplies in a little tin and take it with you for craftiness on the go!

Enjoy :)

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4 comments :

Jenny said...

That is so cute! Great tutorial too!

Busy Bee Suz said...

Oh, I hope you and the girls sell a lot of these. You are so sweet to share your how-to's....just proves what a nice person you are. NOT that I needed proof.
xo

Impulsive Addict said...

Whoa. I didn't understand anything in that tutorial. I have not a single creative bone in my body. I am SO GLAD I made my order with you! I can't wait to get them in the mail! =) You make it look so easy too.

Becca @ R We There Yet Mom? said...

SO easy!! Thanks!

On another note - I want to take up close pics like that and have tried a gazillion settings to do so - any quick setting you use to take them with????

~Becca

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