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Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors
Do you have fabric scraps and 5 minutes? You can make your own rosette barrettes, no sewing machine (or fabric know-how) necessary!

Moms out there, take note: These barrettes are so cheap and easy to make, it won’t matter if (okay, when) your darling kid loses them at the park. :)

Supplies:
* Fabric strips
* Felt scraps
* Barrettes or hair clips
* Thread

Tools:
* Hot glue gun
* Fabric scissors
* Sewing needle

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

1. Cut fabric scraps into strips. You can adjust the size of your rosette by changing the length and width of the strips.


2. Roll fabric strips into rosettes. This process is much easier to show than tell, so I made a video.

For those of you who prefer written directions:
Fold the fabric strip in half horizontally. Fold one end over several times, creating the center. Holding on to these folds, begin wrapping the fabric around the center (the fabric will build on itself). To create the rose petal texture, twist the fabric as you wrap. When you reach the end of the fabric strip, place a dot of hot glue on the back, then fold the fabric end over and press into place.

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

3. Cut circles out of felt. (Make them just large enough for your rosettes to fit.)

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

4. Glue rosettes to the felt using your hot glue gun.

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

5. Cut off any extra felt.

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

6. With your needle and thread, secure the rosette group to the hair clip. Make sure that your first stitch goes through the felt so it stays securely in place.

Note: Depending on the type of clip you’re using, you might also want to try jewelry wire, floral wire, or fishing line.

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

7. Tie off the thread, and it’s ready to wear!

Tutorial: Fabric Rosette Barrette | Red-Handled Scissors

Cute, right? And they’re so quick and easy, you could make one for any outfit!

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