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$ $ $ $ $
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Time
40 mins

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This lovely and feminine hair comb is lightweight and easy to wear. I especially like the overall texture and depth. It requires basic petal-pressing techniques and repetition, but it is a relatively easy piece to create and is sure to impress.

Posted by FW Media Published See FW Media's 77 projects » © 2019 Myra Callan / F+W Media · Reproduced with permission.
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  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the silk habotai and silk chiffon into 1
    squares approximately 3 ⁄2"–4" (9cm–10cm) across until you have twenty squares of
    each fabric.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 2
    Step 2

    Separate the fabrics so you have ten stacks of silk habotai with two squares each. Do the same for the silk chiffon. By making stacks, you will save time by cutting through multiple layers at once.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 3
    Step 3

    Fold one stack in half.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the stack in half again.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 5
    Step 5

    Fold the stack on the diagonal.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 6
    Step 6

    You should now have a triangle-shaped piece of folded silk.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 7
    Step 7

    Cut a rounded petal through all layers, making sure to cut the open edges and not the folded corner. To make this easier, grip the folded fabric at the bottom corner where there are folds.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 8
    Step 8

    When you unfold the diagonal fold, the fabric should look like a heart.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 9
    Step 9

    When fully open, the fabric will have eight petal points. Repeat Steps 3–8 until all silk habotai and silk chiffon stacks are cut into petals. Set the silk chiffon petals aside.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 10
    Step 10

    Press all ten stacks of silk habotai petals with a 1⁄2" (1cm) millinery iron or dapping tool.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 11
    Step 11

    Begin hand-sewing the pressed petals onto the crescent- shaped felt, starting at one end.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 12
    Step 12

    Continue sewing silk habotai petals onto the felt, mixing in silk chiffon petals until you have sewn all petals.

  • How to make a hair comb. Blushing Silk Petals Hair Comb - Step 13
    Step 13

    On the back, hand-sew a comb to the felt to complete the piece.

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pittysoares
pittysoares · 6 projects
This is sooo pretty! I think I'm trying it for myself Happy
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