6 Ways with… Hair Clips: The Basics

Following the success of ‘Adventures with Buttons‘, there is a new section ‘6 Ways with…‘ And this October we’re dealing with hair clips. Something simple and easy to start with. The section will give you 6 different ways to craft your plain hair clips and I just can’t wait to share some ideas with you!

So to get started, here is a short tutorial on how to make hair clip covers. These covers are used in each of the tutorials to come, and are very simple to whip up. If you’re planning to craft along, I recommend you make up a few ahead of time, to make later decorations even simpler. I came up with the idea, as I feel Christmas racing towards me (they have puddings, and advent calenders and selection boxes in the shops! yipes!), and my Christmas gift list is ever increasing. These little hair clip crafts are perfect for simple little handmade gifts for friends. All my girlies are getting some! Hope you join in.

To make the hair clip covers, all you need is:

  • Hair clips (I got regular sized ones and jumbo for fun too)
  • Felt in various colors (whatever you fancy)
  • Needle and thread to match your felt color
  • Sissors

To make them up it couldn’t be easier:

  1. Place your hair clip on a piece of felt, and trace around loosely using a marker
  2. Cut out outline. Place cut out back on your felt and cut around template. You now have two templates
  3. Take one of your template and make a small cut in the centre, towards the fat end (I do this by folding the template and making a small snip with your scissors. Be careful not to cut all the way accross)
  4. Open your clip and slide thebottom prong though the template with the slit
  5. Place your other template on top of the clip. Holding your two pieces of felt together around your clip, sew in place
  6. Trim any excess felt around your clip and you’re done!
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9 Responses to “6 Ways with… Hair Clips: The Basics”


  1. 1 Rachel October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    So cute for fall! I’m excited about this series. =) Thanks so much, I’ll be linking.

  2. 3 Camilla October 13, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Thank you for sharing. I sure will copy your covers for my little girl.

    • 4 Emma October 13, 2010 at 9:56 am

      Oh, you should keep an eye out for the decorations to come. There are some really cute ones that are perfect for kids (and slightly bigger ones, like me). Thanks for dropping by.


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