I’m excited to welcome Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom back for a Funner in the Summer post! She has so many fun ideas on her blog. I especially love all of her tips. And today she’s sharing a super cute flower tutorial.
Hello! I’m Tiffany from Simply Modern Mom. Excited to be a part of Mique’s Funner in the Summer series again this year. I am here to show you how to make silky rose hair clips. I have three daughters and they all love to look “fancy”. So I love making their hair accessories because they are so popular right now, even for adults. These are super easy to make and doesn’t take too long either. Hope to see you over at Simply Modern Mom sometime! Supplies:
- 1/4 yard of lining fabric
- 1/4 yard of netting or tulle
- fabric stiffener (I used Aleene’s Stiffen Quik.)
- hot glue gun
- aligator clip
I found the prettiest colors of lining fabric at JoAnn. I used the lining fabric that is used for making dresses and skirts. It’s silk like textures but cheaper. 1. So, let’s start with the flower making. Cut your fabrics into strips, leaving the uncut edges of the fabric on the ends. You will want to cut 3-inch strips for bigger flowers, that’s the size of the flower with the hat. Or if you want smaller flowers, you will want to do 2-inch or even 1 1/2-inch strips. Or you can even go bigger than 3-inches and have a huge flower. 2. Get your netting or tulle and cut the same size strips as the lining fabric. 3. Crumble your lining fabric so it gives the flower it a rougher look. You can even use an iron on a low setting to help you crease it better. 4. Fold the netting and the lining fabric and trim one end to round it out to look more like flower pedals. So you take the long strip in and fold it in half, then again, and again. Repeat until you have it about 2-3 inches wide. 5. Use the candle flame to help melt the edge of the lining fabric a bit to help stop the fraying and to give it more of a flowery look. But be careful to not hold it too close to the flame because the lining fabric, being polyester, melts easily. Do this to only the lining fabric. 6. Place the netting on top of the lining fabric and ruffle it on the sewing machine. I have a ruffler foot that made it so easy because it’s pretty much automatic. If you don’t have a ruffler foot on your machine, you can always do the basting stitch and then ruffle it by hand. then sew the ruffles in place. 7. Once ruffled, you start twirling it at the base where it was sewn. That’s your flower. Now follow the next few steps to make it a hair clip or even a pin. 8. Cut out a circle piece, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter. That’s the base that you will glue the flower on to. 9. Use the hot glue gun, start gluing the base of the flower (where it was sewn) to the felt circle. For a tighter flower, glue it tightly together. For a fluffier flower, don’t wind the flower as tight as you go around gluing it in place. 10. Glue the flower clip or brooch pin to the back of the felt. And done!