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Thursday, April 22, 2010

Project 4- Or the Reincarnation of the purple sparkle fabric

Remember this piece of purple fabric??

I used part of it to make this:
Now I have two smallish scraps left and I have plan.

Gather supplies- You will need:
Scraps of fabric
Scraps of batting or fleece
a piece of card or an old file folder
A pattern- you can make your own by tracing the clip and adding 1/4 inch all the way around for the top pattern and then only add 1/8 inch for the batting and the bottom. Or get my pattern
2 snap clips- you can get these at the dollar store or sometimes I find them in the quilting section of the superstore labeled hem clips. 
Needle and Thread

Trace and cut out the decorative fabric. Trace and cut out he bottom fabric and the batting or fleece. Mark the small line on your bottom fabric. 

Layer your pieces as shown:

Using a running stitch (up, down, up, down) go around the large end and then pull tight. It will gather like above. Then start sewing the fabric back and forth under the prong. This doesn't have to be pretty, it will be covered up with the bottom piece. When you get to the small end, do another running stitch and pull it tight make a couple more stitches to keep it secure. 

Don't Cut your thread now!! 

Fold the bottom piece in half and cut a small slit on the line from the template. Slide the fabric onto the prong and place on the back of the clip. 

Now you will be turning the edges of the bottom under with the needle and stitching it in place. Stitch all the way around the clip, keeping your stitches small and on the bottom of the clip.

Forgive the blurriness, she's 2

Wear it, or add more decorations like buttons, sequins or beads. If you wanted embroidery on the clip, I suggest embroidering through the top fabric and the batting before sewing it onto the clip.

These clips hold really well in my fine hair and have been known to stay in my 4 year-olds hair ALL day!

1 comment:

CraftCrave said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria