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Traditional Keffeiyeh/Shemagh/Arabic scarf is transformed into a trendy hairclip
I live in Dubai and Keffiyeh/Shemagh/Arabic scarf fashion is really big here.

I had a scarf which I got snagged so rather than waste it, I turned it into a hair clip. I also embellished it with iron-swarowski crystals.

Thinking of making some beads and brooches with it too.

Edited to add: They are really easy to make! My 12 year old daughter is somewhat addicted to making these hairclips now! I had a stall at a craft fair recently and she made about 50 pairs from the big bag of scraps that I have. They were really popular.

Posted by Mrs T from Dubai, Dubai, United Arab Emirates • Published See Mrs T's 5 projects »
  • How to make a hair clip / barrette. Keffiyeh/Arabic Scarf Hair Clips - Step 1
    Step 1

    You can find the tutorials to make a covered clip quite easily on this website (I just forgot to take pics!).

    You will need to interface the scarf for stiffness. Use quite a stiff interface.

    Iron a large square first and then cut out from there after as I found it stops the fabric from slipping and fraying when cutting it.

    Apply the Swarowski/rhinestones first before glueing or sewing.

    I glued mine with clear UHU and the result was fine. You can also stitch it. My machine is at the Singer Hospital so I'll try that when I get it back.

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Stephanie M.
Stephanie M.
Did you just sandwhich the top of the clip between the two pieces of fabric?
Max · Nederland, Colorado, US · 10 projects
Wow, they are awesome! I have an old scarf like that too, I should make a few.
Mrs T
Mrs T · Dubai, Dubai, AE · 5 projects
Hey Conitch! That's cool! Abu Dhabi eh? We're virtually neighbours!!

Do you want a pair? ^_^
maryam · Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, AE · 16 projects
ow this is smart!! i live in abu dhabi Happy
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
I mean love this
michelle G.
michelle G. · Antigonish, Nova Scotia, CA · 1258 projects
oh I live this

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