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"Blossom" - Spring has sprung barrette
Hi all!

This is my first, ever, tut and I'm a newbie to stitching.

This is a simple, doodle embroidered, felt covered hair barrette. It costs almost nothing to make & in a snap!

Enjoy!

xxxooo
Joielu

Posted by Joielu from Thoreau, New Mexico, United States • Published See Joielu's 4 projects »
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  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 1
    Step 1

    Trace around the hair clip onto card stock

    Cut about 1/4" around, larger than your tracing

    Your template should look something like this

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using your template, cut out 2 pieces from your felt

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 3
    Step 3

    Take 1 of the felt pieces and doodle embroider your design leaving about 1/4" edge all around

    Put aside for a few

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next...

    Place the hair clip on the remaining piece of felt

    Approximate where you'll be inserting the narrow piece (the unsnapped hair clip's bottom piece) through the felt

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 5
    Step 5

    Taking your scissors, snip a short slit like this...

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 6
    Step 6

    With an unsnapped hair clip, insert the narrow piece through the slit you just snipped

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 7
    Step 7

    Snap closed

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 8
    Step 8

    Place the 2 felt pieces together, one on top of the other- your embroidered piece RS facing out, the underside should look like this

    I used a running stitch all the way around

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 9
    Step 9

    Like so

  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Felt Covered Barrette - Step 10
    Step 10

    Turn it over

    Tah-dah!

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northernstar
northernstar · Flateyri, Westfjords, IS · 35 projects
oooh I love it Happy YAY
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Jean M.
Jean M. · Sydney, New South Wales, AU · 4 projects
that's pretty darn clever.simple too.gonna give it go when i can, post more how-to's, yah?
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
This is very pretty, thanks for sharing.
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Ryden
Ryden · 28 projects
This is such a cute idea! Very nice!
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