Recently on a trip through Pinterest, I saw a foreign posting for the cutest flower hair clip I have seen. It looked easy, so I thought I would try it, but little did I know how easy it really was!
Start by printing a small circle on paper and cutting it out. I have a handy-dandy free printable below with the perfect size circle for this project.
Cut out five circles of felt or fleece fabric. (Just make sure to use any fabric where the edges do not fray.) The fabric I chose was “Cotton Candy Pink, Blizzard Fleece”.
Fold each circle in half and you will sew along the bottom. I happen to have pink thread, but the thread does not have to be the same color as your fabric because it will not show except on the bottom side.
Sew big stitches (only one or two per circle). I found out the hard way, the smaller and closer the stitches, the harder of a time you will have gathering it later. So make your stitches bigger than the ones in my photos.
Overlap the edges slightly and sew all five folded circles in a row.
Then wrap them into a circle, overlap the two ends, just like the others, and sew them together- but do not tie off the thread!
Now, slowly and carefully, gather the thread so that the hole in the middle is very small or completely gone.
Quickly and tightly, tie off the thread so the flower does not unravel.
Lastly, sew a decorative button (like a pearl or rhinestone) on one side and a hair clip on the other. Super easy, right? It took me about 10 minutes to make!
Here is my favorite model…
At the end of this post, I have included the free downloadable circle template (it’s just a circle about 2″ in diameter) so a template is not really required, but available if you choose.
Here is the picture and website that I “reverse engineered” to make my version of this flower hair clip. It’s a foreign language site, but I visited it myself and it appears to be safe.
Original photo from website as seen on Pinterest:
Free Downloadable Template: