I meant to add my handmade hair clips to the Collar Dress Up shop on Etsy, but I never really got around to it. I think it may be the fact I have been finding less time to make it to the post office, so I didn't want to add any more items that would require me to go. However, it can be a very easy DIY, so I thought I'd share it with everyone!
1. Fabric of choice (I used felt in this tutorial)
2. Needle and Thread
3. French barrette hair clip
Step One: Cut three strips of fabric. First measuring 6 inches by 1 inch. Second measuring 4 inches by 1 inch. Third measuring 2 inches by 0.5 inch (not pictured, but I used the white felt for this one as well).
Step Two: Take the first strip of fabric and stitch both ends to the center.
Step Three: Now stitch the middle to "pinch" the center. This creates the bow.
Step Four: Stitch the bow to the center of the second strip of fabric.
Step Five: Trim the center and ends of the second strip. I cut a triangle out of each end.
Step Six: Take the third strip of fabric and wrap it around the center of the bow with the top of the barrette. Stitch the ends together.
Step Seven: Turn the side of the stitching to face under the barrette (you don't want to see the handiwork). DUNZO!
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