Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Heart Hair Clips



I love appliques on just about anything! After working on a large applique project I thought I hit jackpot with a new fun idea. I made these darling clips for my girl last year for Valentines and found she wore them all year long. What better goes with most girly outfits than Pink and Hearts?

Heart Hair Clip
Super simple, original and darling!
You will need:
2 Pieces of fabric. The size will depend on how many you are making and how big you will want your hearts.
1 Piece of batting.
Buttons
Sewing Machine
Take 1 piece of your material and draw your hearts on it.

Now take both pieces of material and your batting and make a quilt sandwich. Start with your bottom piece of material facing down, then your batting, and end with your top piece of material that has the drawn hearts facing up. Pin in between your drawn hearts making sure to catch all three layers of your quilt sandwich.
Following the lines you have drawn, sew around each heart using a tight a tight zigzag stitch on your sewing machine. You will want to reduce your stitch length to about 1.0. If your machine comes with a satin stitch, this is a good time to try it out.
Cut around each heart with pinking shears.
Sew on a button and add a clip to the back using hot glue. Now you are done! Sit back and admire how darling your little girl looks in her new heart hair clips. These would also make great Valentines (clipped to cards) for all the little girls in your life.


8 comments:

Amy said...

Love the idea of pinking shears, that way I can do it- and it doesn't have to be totally perfect. Great idea.

tina said...

wonderful

Fancy Lads said...

How darling! Great idea :)

MMB Creations said...

I was wanting to do something like this. I like the batting inside.

Emily {WhipperBerry} said...

I adore this! I would love it if you would link them up to our Friday Flair Valentine Edition .

Donnie said...

They are so cute. Thanks for the tutorial.

pinkkandy said...

Happy Pink Saturday....hope your week is sprinkled with little blessings...and covered with grace !

Thoughts from my Page said...

Very cute and colorful.