Monday, March 1, 2010

Matching Hairclips for Mum and Bubs!

We have found a gorgeous tutorial for a hairclip that looks as good on mum as it does on bubs! The tutorial from Prudent Baby is easy to follow, especially for those with a little crafty know-how!

The instruction are as follows:

1. Use a glass to trace 6 circles on your fabric. Approx 2" diameter. Use a disappearing marker, or trace on reverse side of fabric. Cut out  circles.

2. Fold the circles in half and then in half again.

3. With the points meeting at center, tuck each folded side slightly into the open side of the next folded circle. Repeat all the way around, pinning as you go.

4. Your circle will look like this from the top and bottom.

5. Stitch a piece of felt to the bottom of your circle, attempting to secure the petals to the felt and to each other as much as possible.

6. Using a complimentary fabric, make a fabric covered button for the center of your clip by following the directions on the back of the package. This product is one of my new favorite things! Fabric covered buttons, I'm addicted. You might want to double up your fabric, or you will possibly see the "shine" of the metal backing through your button fabric.

7. Sew your button to the center of your flower.

8. Cover your metal clip in 3/8" ribbon if there is open space in your clip. If there are not, this step is optional. Get the details for covering your clip with ribbon here.

9. Hot glue your clip to your flower. You could also add a pin for an older child or a lucky adult. These would look really cute as a broach or clipped to a cuff bracelet or headband. Several together in different sizes would be so beautiful!

10. While you have your glue gun out, lift each petal up and add a dot of glue where the circles overlap for additional security.

11. If you have a petal that sticks out, feel free to give it a slight trim although the casual raw edges are what makes this clip charming!

12. And you're done, except you are going to want to make more because the fabric buttons are totally addicting.

Visit Prudent Baby for more images and tips on how to make your own cute hairclips!

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