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Very fun and easy fashion accessories
These barrettes are fun and easy to make. They are great for using little bits of fabric especially your stashed vintage treasures). They also show case special buttons and are a great use for those buttons that have no matches. I sometimes make matching pairs but I really like the making coordinates that are each a little different but still look good worn together.

Posted by belle from Texas, Texas, United States • Published See belle's 32 projects »
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  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    1. Pick out and Iron fabrics, I usually work on several pair at once picking out fabrics and buttons before I start gluing. Then I work in like an assembly line fashion. Gluing all the fabric on then cutting all at once etc…

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    2.Cut scrap fabric in rectangles just larger than the barrettes

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 3
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    3.Open barrette and slide pliers into back of barrette
    To hold while gluing

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    4.Glue generously on barrette top

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Position fabric as you want on top of glue
    Press evenly as the glue cools with medium firmness
    Allow to cool completely

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    7.Trim around barrette taking care to leave a slight edge (>1/16”) to allow for any needed fabric expansion when you close the barrette

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    8. Spray entire fabric side of barrette with no fray spray. Allow them dry completely

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 8
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    9. Use hot glue on the back of the button and position in place on barrettes while open press slowly and evenly. Then leave to cool on open barrettes

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Fabric And Button Barrette Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    10. Sport your cute new hair accessories

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belle
belle · Texas, Texas, US · 32 projects
I got my no-fray spray at hancocks or joannes I think! but I think you can pick it up at any crafty fabric store super store(like hobby lobby or michaels maybe?) Mine is called Fray stop and the USA company is Sullivans (630)-435-1530
It is pretty toxic stuff, I use it on my tiny serged ends. You CAN totally make them without the no fray...I just started using it cause it works kinda like a scotch guard (helps keep them clean) and of course they do not fray up around the edges so much( since I sell them I want them to make sure They last and stay pretty). If you do not use no fray I suggest maybe leaving a TINY bit more fabric around your edges to allow for some xtra fray.

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Alexis K.
Alexis K. · California, California, US · 8 projects
those are adorable! one question where can u get no fray spray, can these be made with out it?
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
Made of WIn!!!! I love them!
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DIS.AR.RAY
DIS.AR.RAY · Las Vegas, Nevada, US · 32 projects
THATS SO CUTE! very adorable Happy
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purplebutterflywings
purplebutterflywings · 2 projects
that is so cute! actually, yesterday i was at a cute little craft boutique and they were selling those for $20 a pair!!! mabey you should try selling yours...i know lots of places that would love to sell those "by a local artist". great work!
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Crafter Monkey
Crafter Monkey · Bolton, England, GB · 6 projects
These are so cute, such a fantastic idea. I'm going to look up no fray spray on ebay now. It'll come in handy for my bows too. Thanks.
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Grace D
Grace D · London, GB · 83 projects
Oh I love them-really clear how-to Happy
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Keeley C.
Keeley C. · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 20 projects
that's a fantastic idea! they're adorable!
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