Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Rosette hair clip tutorial
Step 1: My material for the 2 smaller rosettes on this clip measure 2" wide by 22" long. So this would be the time to cut up your strips. If you want to make the larger one you should cut it to about 3" wide and about 25" long (this is an estimate so just play around to see what works best for you).
Step 2: Now you're going to fold the corner of your strip down to make a triangle shape. When you have done this you're going to roll it up to make the center of your rosette.
Step 3: This step is a little trickier to explain. Your going to start twisting your fabric and wrapping it around what is your center piece until you have about an 1" to a 1 and a 1/2" tail. The photos show it better than my explanation. You may need to try this several times until you get it just how you want it.
Step 4: Now you're going to glue, glue, glue until you think it's as secure as it needs to be. REMEMBER your glass of water in this step because when I was making these last night I forgot and I'm paying for it today. Ok now you're threw with your rosettes and now onto the hair clip tutorial.
Hair clip tutorial:
Step 1: Your going to use your hair clip as a template to cut out the 2 pieces of felt that you will need to make your hair clip sandwich. When your cutting out your pieces make sure you cut a little out side of your clip so you have some excess on the edges.
Step 2: Ok now we're going to cut a little slit in the back piece of felt so it will be securely attached to the hair clip. We're going to stick the little leg thing in the middle through the small hole we made.
Step 3: Now we're going to use our hot glue (and watter) again and glue the 2 pieces of felt all the way around the hair clip.
Step 4: Ok now we're going to hot glue our rosettes onto our finished hair clip. Snap it in your hair (after it's cooled off of course) and enjoy it!!!
Now this is an additional step you can do if you decide to attach just one rosette and leave the rest of the clip showing. Use embroidery floss or you could use regular thread and stitch around the outside of your clip to make it look much prettier and more finished like I did on this zipper flower clip I made for one my nieces.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if there is anything that is not clear please let me know and I will clear it up for you. So until next time.........
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