July 28, 2010

Hair Week - hair accessories

Today I'm going to show you how to make a few different hair accessories.  There are a lot of tutorials out there for clips and headbands, so I tried to pick some of the things we've made at Loopdeelou that are a little more uncommon.  Here are three clips you haven't seen and then I've linked some of the headbands I've already shown you how to make at the end of the post, too.

Since these are clips I made a long time ago, I'll show you how to make them using a different fabric in this tutorial than the finished product.  Alright?  Here we go.

The first is this little feathered flower pin.  It's dainty and can be easily slipped into an up-do for a nice accent.

To make the flower, take a long rectangular-shaped piece of fabric.  Fold it in half lengthwise.  (I'm going to show you how to sew this by hand, for those of you who don't have a sewing machine.)  Stitch through the fabric (on the open side) all the way down.  Then pull the thread and gather the fabric up tightly.

Pull it into a circle and stitch up the side.  Don't worry if it's not perfect.  The feather will cover it.

Glue the feather over the seam.  Take a brad (found in the scrapbook section) and put it through the center, folding the ends of it securely.

Cut a small, round piece of felt and snip a tiny hole in the middle of it.  Push your bobbypin through the hole as shown.

Glue the flower to the felt.  All done!  Tuck it into your hair and you're set.

Next up is this ruffled ribonette.  (Okay, so I don't think ribonette is a word, but doesn't it sound nice?)  This one is mounted to an alligator clip, so it can be worn as is or clipped onto a soft headband.

Hold your ribbon and gather it as shown below.  Hand stitch a few stitches right where my thumb is to hold it all together.

Glue or sew on desired embellishments.  I used a little tulle, a little lace, and a pre-done flower.  Glue a square of felt to the back and then glue the alligator clip the same way I did HERE.


Lastly, the anthro-inspired flower.

I made this flower up and it's pretty easy to do.  Get a long strip of fabric.  You can sew two random pieces of fabric together like I did above if you want a little more color and texture.  Lay the strip as shown.

Keep wrapping the fabric back and forth until it looks like this.  Sew a few stitches where my finger is pointing.  Embellish as desired.  I used some lace and a few vintage buttons.  Glue to a felt circle and add your alligator clip.

That's it.

Lastly, if you missed these hair accessory tutorials then here are some links for you.

You can find this headband tutorial HERE.

You can find both of these headband tutorials HERE.

You can find this leather flower clip tutorial HERE.

Whew!  That was a LOT of hair info we just hit in the last three days!  Tomorrow we'll be moving on over to nails.  I found some fun products and ideas I'm excited to share with you.

Thank you again for your kind comments and your excitement!  See you tomorrow.


  1. Thanks for sharing! I use those brads in my flowers too!

  2. OH.NO!
    Thank you for sharing. I loove hairclip and been following your blog since i've found that leather hairband tutorial. Really lovely and thank you for sharing!!

  3. lovely tutorials! Can't wait to try them out ^^

  4. thanks for the tutorials! I'm always looking for new hair accessories to make. (with two little girls I kind of have to)
    By the way, you're more than welcome to use my pic on Friday. Id be honored! Thanks for asking!

  5. I love that last one (Anthro). I think I neeed to dig through my scraps and make that one.

  6. So cute! I love the ribbonette headband!

  7. I am just loving hair week! Its giving me so many ideas...its been a while since I have acutally done something with my hair!

  8. Absolutely love this week. Can we do a hair week forever? You are so good when it comes to hair, craftiness, etc... Way to go!!!

  9. LOVE! You have such awesome ideas. Thanks so much for sharing...you could've easily sold them to us at crazy prices...so thank you!

  10. I link your tutorial along with your other tutorial link on this post here:

    Thanks for inspiring post, Cheri!


  11. Hello
    I just found your blog today...
    I am bloglining it!
    You are so creative and SO FUNNY too! You crack me up when I ready your posts. Hehe. I really enjoy my 'tour' here.

  12. My daughter and I made some headbands using your tutorial. Loved it! And I loved hair week! You can see ours here:
    I am really enjoying your blog! :)

  13. You and your amazing crafty awesomeness were featured today!!



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