Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Strawberry Shortclip

I really love making little hairclips.  Especially out of felt.  Charlotte has one for every season.  Two of the clips I've made have been from tutorials on the Purl Bee:  flower barrettes and heart barrettes.
I really love their method of assembling the clip.  
So here's my own clip - using their method!
 Here is what you will need:
a 2" inch square of medium green felt
a 2" square of light green felt
a 3" x 2" rectangle of pink felt
a 3" x 4" rectangle of red felt
light pink embroidery floss
light green embroidery floss
water soluble pen
tiny barrette

Step 1:  Cut out the five pieces of felt using the pattern.

Step 2:  Cut a tiny slit into one red piece and slip the barrette through it.

Step 3:  Pin the pink piece to the other red piece.  
Using a water soluble pen, make little markings that imitate the seeds.

Thread a needle with four strands of light pink embroidery floss.  
Sew over your markings, through both layers.  Dab with water to remove markings.

Step 4:  Now lay the top of the strawberry over the back piece - enclosing the top of the clip inside.
Sew around the edge of the strawberry - only through the two red layers.

Step 5:  Lay the light green piece of felt on top of the medium green piece.  Place them at the top of the strawberry and using green embroidery floss, stitch them onto the berry.  When you get to the stem part you will only be sewing through the green pieces.

Here's what the back should look like:

Doesn't that look "sweet"?

have a "berry" good day
*couldn't help it*


  1. I make cute little hair clips and bows to and for the life of me never thought to do it this way. Sticking the clip between the flet pieces. Thanks!

  2. OMG! That is so freaking adorable. I'm a new follower. I would love it if you stopped by my blog Monday and linked up to my More The Merrier Monday Link Party.

  3. That is so sweet! (Ha! Pun!) I really love that . . . but I wonder if my son would wear it? It is too cute!

    Rachel @ Maybe Matilda

  4. This is adorable and definitely going on my to-do list! I would love it if you could stop by Heck Fridays today(Thursday) and post it on our first link party!


    Hope to see you soon!!!

  5. Gosh I loved this so much after seeing it this morning; I ran right out and bought everything I needed and have already made some. Thanks for sharing!!!

  6. So sweet! I love the embellished seeds. I have tons of felt scraps, looks like all I need is a bag of clips!


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