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30 mins

Super easy and a very good way to use up fabric scraps.
I am feeling very smug that I didn’t buy the fabric button kits from Tang Hua Seng .

Posted by saltybkk from Bangkok, Thailand • Published See saltybkk's 9 projects »
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  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find something round to use as a template . Trace and cut out so that the hole remains intact.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use the pattern with the hole as a viewfinder.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now place the button into the hole, remove the pattern and draw a circle about 1 cms away from the circumference. Use the button to make exact size patterns on a piece of thick cardboard and polyester batting.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 4
    Step 4

    Sew around the fabric scrap, about 1/2 cms away from the edges. Do not secure the last stitch and leave the needle threaded.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 5
    Step 5

    Put the batting inside the back side of the fabric scrap, top it with the cardboard piece, and pull . It should look like a bottle cap.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 6
    Step 6

    Secure by sewing zigzag all around. ( This is the tricky part as to whether the button will turn out round or not. )

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 7
    Step 7

    Ta-ta !

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now place the newly sewn button on top of some felt. Trace and cut out. Fold the felt in half, and make 2 snips vertically. This will become a slot to put the hair clip in.

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. DIY Hair Clip - Step 9
    Step 9

    Glue the button onto the clip.

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Emily
Emily · Springfield, Missouri, US · 8 projects
this looks so great.

i cant wait to try it out!
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