Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Lace and Felt Floral Hair Clip Tutorial.
This lace has been in my stash for a little while now. Shortly after I opened the shop back in October of 2008 I used it to create clips; I thought it would be fun to re-visit that design and share it with you here on the blog!
SUPPLIES: lace trim (mine is 1/2")
green felt (enough for two leaves)
yellow felt (for flower center)
embroidery floss to match felt
hair clip or barrette (I used a 2" french barrette)
1. Cut a length of lace (mine was 7") and thread it with embroidery floss by weaving in and out about every quarter of an inch or so, gathering (pulling it taught) as you go along.
2. Continue to stitch and gather. How tightly the lace is gathered will determine how open or closed the flower will be. When you come to the end start working the floss back into the flower to make it nice and sturdy.
3. Cut two leaves from the green felt that are large enough to accommodate your barrette or clip.
4. Attach the lace flower to one of the leaves by going through the center of the flower and then through the top of the leaf a few times. Make sure the flower is secure enough to stay in place.
5. Sew a small circle of yellow felt into the center of the flower.
6. Embroider the top of the leaf with the flower. (OPTIONAL)
7. Attach the clip to the top of the remaining leaf. (If using a snap clip you can see how to attach it here.)
8. Sew the two leaves together with the opening of the clip on the opposite end as the flower.
9. Stick it in your hair!
// You may make as many of these clips as you like for personal use, but please remember that they are my original work and may not be reproduced for sale.