Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shabby Ruffle Hairclip {TUTORIAL}

Hello friends! I have a special treat for you today!!!! A tutorial for the cutest hairclip EVER.

I always have ruffley scraps left over from various projects so I thought I would play around with them and see what I could come up with. And I came up with this little cutie! It’s a tiny ruffle…for your hair!

Shabby Ruffle Tute

This clip is probably one of the simplest things I have made so I am going to teach you how to make one too! Then we can be cute and ruffley together! Sound like a plan? Here we go…

1. Gather your supplies. Cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler, 2 strips of fabric {width is up to you, but I used 1.5 and 1” strips} 6” in length, piece of felt 1x2.5”, an alligator clip, a needle and thread…oh and not pictured is my glue gun. Go plug it in, you need that too!

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2. Zig zag the long edges of each strip.

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3. Place the smaller strip onto the longer one and run your gathering stitch down the center.

110_4580 4. Gather your ruffle to about 3” in length. Don’t cut your threads yet.

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5. Press your ruffle flat.

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6. Sew down the ruffle right on top of the gathering stitch. Don’t worry about removing the gathering threads. If you use a thread color that blends in, you won’t really see the stitch lines. Now you can clip the long threads.

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7. Now go back and zig zag the short edges. We’re almost done…yayee!

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8. Hand sew the clip to the felt.

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9. Put your ruffle face down and put a good amount of glue on the back.

110_458710. Not pictured is me putting the felt onto the glue. Sorry I forgot to take that pic, but I’m sure you can visualize!

11. Now you are going to glue both edges down. Put a line of glue on the edge of the ruffle and fold it in. I will let the pictures explain.

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And you’re done! Easy peesy right? Look how cute it is!!!! I love it. If you make one, take a photo and add it to my Flickr Pool!

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For you non-crafty types that want a clip but don’t want to make one…they’ll be in the shop soon :) Happy Tuesday friends!

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20 comments:

  1. Very clever! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I love your take on a ruffle clippie.

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  3. This Is adorable! I like it! Thank you for linking up!

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  4. So darling, I have to make one now. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. I'm thinking this and the ruffle headband will make a great mother/daughter ensemble. I'll upload pics when I get it made. Thanks!

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  6. ohh this is super cute!! ruffles is one thing i haven't learned how to sew yet, but i think i need to start!!!

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  7. So I made some and did a little post on them. Thanks!

    http://jjreynoldsfamily.blogspot.com/2011/01/shabby-ruffle-hair-clip.html

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  8. that's really cute! i love new ideas for hair clips :)

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  9. ah so cute!! I love it!! My problem is always with the gathering stitch though, haha. No matter how many tutorials I read, still can't do it!!

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  10. Ummm...cute! I am totally going to make one, thanks!

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  11. This is so cute :) I absolutely love your creativity!

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  12. So cute and so fun! I can't wait to make one! Thanks for sharing. Summer from summerschocolate.blogspot.com

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  13. awesome. so cute.

    kiki @ www.kikicreates.blogspot.com

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  14. So cute! I'm going to have to make one of those! Love it!
    Katie from Creatively Living Outside of the Box
    www.blah2beautiful.blogspot.com

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  15. This is too cute! I love the colors you in the fabric!

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/

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  16. I did it! They're in your Flickr pool. Thanks!

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