Saturday, July 24, 2010

Pink Saturday: Rosette Hair Tie & Clip Tutorial

Hello, readers! Happy Pink Saturday! This event is hosted every week by Beverly at How Sweet the Sound.  A whole day devoted to pink crafts, antiques, photos, and more.  Perfect!

A few weeks ago I was featured on the blog Recycled Crafts.  Since that tutorial was such a hit, I've decided to do another one.  And this one will be ridiculously detailed, too! Cuz that's how I roll.
I started out with this scrap of knit material.  It was less than six inches long and about two inches wide. 
I folded it over, but didn't press it with an iron, so that it made a tube.
I had some leftover white felt from a Christmas stocking kit.
I took a small piece and cut it into a circle(ish) about 2cm in diameter.
I threaded a needle with white embroidery floss (two strands only) and started with the uneven end.
The first thing I had to do was attach the knit to the felt backing.
Keeping the raw edges of the knit scrap together, I sewed it onto the felt in concentric circles.
Here's another view of the sewing process:
And the finished rosette looked like this. I made two.
With the first one, decided to make an elastic hair tie.  I cut another small piece of felt, and sewed one side of it to the base of the rosette. I put the "ugly" part of the elastic band inside, and sewed the felt down over it.
I tested it in my hair and found that the elastic liked to slide around, so I sewed through it and anchored it to the felt.
Here is the finished product in action.
And a close-up:
Yep, folks, that's me.
With the second rosette, I decided to make a clip.  I had lots of clips handy, and all of them were in colors that look horrible in my hair.
So I spray-painted them white, lol.  I wasn't sure it would work, but it did.  I also sprayed them with acrylic sealer, just to be sure.
I used the same technique with the felt to secure the second rosette to the clip.
The underside was left silver-colored. It's better that way. Here's the front.
And here's a shot of the new hair clip in action.
I like it.  It's a very pale pink that sort of matches my complexion. 
If you decide to try this at home, leave a comment with a link to your pic! I'd love to see what you cook up!


Sherry from Alabama said...

How incredibly creative you are! Too bad my hair is too short to sport something so pinkedy-cute. I scrolled down and looked at your paint-by-number pic and I love all the colors of pink in it! I'm so glad you stopped by my blog this week for Pink Saturday!

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Rebecca said...

Happy Pink Saturday my friend. I love this little Tutorial. Thank you for sharing it with us. SWEET!


Nancy said...

Perfect!!! Happy Pink Saturday!

A 2 Z said...

Hi Jenny Lou,

How I love the idea of your hair accessory. I have a granddaughter who would look so pretty with one. You make it look so easy. Its just wonderful. Thanks for sharing.


A Write Life said...

Such a very nice idea. Thanks for posting a great tutorial. Have a very pink day.

Thrifty Miss said...

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It's complicated. said...

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jo_annie said...

oh that is so sweet. thanks for sharing the tutorial!


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Couture de Papier said...

Happy Pink Saturday,thank you for the Pink Tutorial pretty.

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