Tuesday, August 24, 2010

How To : Denim Barrette and Flower

Hello there! I am just pleased as punch to show off what I made last week!This post has been like money burning a hole in my pocket!


You might recognize the fabrics from a little outfit I made?

skirt collage

Well, the colour combination of lemon yellow and over-dyed blue denim was just, well memorable. And when I was contemplating what hair accessory to make to go with it, it was a natural choice of the same denim and yellow.

My Creative Space

So I scrounged, and I mean scrounged for the last remaining pieces of those blue jeans. And let me tell you, toddler size skinny jeans do not render much scrap fabric! But, I managed to find two pieces big enough to cover a few barrettes. And they really do look wonderful don't they?

I looked around at some tutorials, but nobody seamed to make their barrettes the same way I did, so I am posting my process photos as a tutorial. Seriously, I love these and I couldn't be more happy with the result.

Snap clips (I used 2")
Scrap fabric (I used denim and a vintage sheet)
Coordinating embroidery floss
Mod Podge
Hot glue

barrette piecesglue poloroid
stitchpre post trim

My creation
My creation

And there you have it folks! Pretty and simple one of my favourite combos! But, I do have a couple things to add as a kind of afterward.
  • Stitching through wet Mod Podge will gum up your needle a bit but it is a little easier than stitching through hardened glue. You can try to use hot glue in place of Mod Podge but I cannot tell you how easy (or not) it is to sew through.
  • I did add a piece to the back with Mod Podge, I added it as an after thought right before I stitched it, that is why it has a flower on it in the photo, I didn't take a picture of it until the end.
  • If you need bigger pictures with bigger print you can always either click on the photo to be taken to a larger size or you can visit the Flickr photo set here, also done as a tutorial.
Thanks so much for taking a look! I hope you like it as much as I do. Cheers and happy crafting!


    Nina @ Momma Go Round said...

    Soooo cute! I love the design of the clips, but they are especially cute in those colors :)

    The Sewing Dork said...

    Another wow-ee - job well done! Now if my child ever grows enough hair, I'll be making some.

    Donna said...

    Melissa..how darling! Wow--You are just incredibly creative...and those photos are perfect!

    I so enjoyed this little tutorial!


    KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

    This perfect for denim scraps and love the little flower addition. Well done!

    Melissa said...

    Your right, it is a great color combo. Very sweet barrettes.

    Quiltstory said...

    So sweet! And that outfit!! I am absolutely loving yellow, it all turned out so well!

    We'd love if you came and added this to our new linky party just for fabric projects!!

    Amy said...

    I love the yellow and the denim together. Very cute color combo!! Thanks for sharing!!

    Jen said...

    I have seen the barrettes covered in felt, but never thought to use denim. Very cute.

    Cap Creations said...

    Thanks so much for the tutorial! They look lovely!

    Lindsay @ 402CenterStreet.blogspot.com said...

    Very, very cute! I love the color combo too!

    {NiceGirlNotes} said...

    So adorable! Great job!

    Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

    I am so in love with that cute little barrette! Majorly adorable. :) I'm visiting from Hope Studios, but my party link is actually from Monday's post. :)

    Quiltstory said...

    Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you next week :)

    Simple Stitches AZ ~ Rachelle S. said...

    Here blog hopping from All Things Related!

    This is so great! I've been saving some denim to do something fun with it, this would be a great idea. Thanks for sharing!

    Rachelle S.

    Jennifer Juniper said...

    Very sweet and it's perfect with that outfit :)

    Nancy said...

    how cute is that little adorable outfit. sure miss my daughter being little...right now we're busy with wedding dress fittings! where did the time go?

    happybirdycake.blogspot.com said...

    Love how you are getting the most out of all your fabrics! these barettes are adorable! and kuddos again for your awesome tutorials!!! I will definetly try these! i am getting ready to take my sewing machine out for some clothes crafty recycling!! thanks for the inspiration!

    Andrea said...

    Love this. Perfect clips.

    Andrea @ TheTrainToCrazy.com

    Anne said...

    These are SO cute!! I linked to your tutorial over on Craft Gossip Sewing:


    Fascia Berlin said...

    Great tutorial - I might just try this using my felted flowers. Thank you!

    Clemencia said...

    thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial, I will defenetly have to give it a try :)

    Unknown said...

    We are so glad you shared your very cute barrettes with us at Anything Related!

    Rachel@oneprettything.com said...

    AWW! Those are darling! I just clicked over from Craft Gossip where they caught my eye. I would love to link to these if you didn't mind.

    Unknown said...

    Love these!!!

    Rossyl said...

    they look so easy to do - i think i might give it a go...thanks

    Julia said...

    This is just fantastic! I would love to have you be a featured guest blogger at www.everdaymomideas.com. Just let me know if your interested. We'd love to have you.

    Rose said...

    I need to make some of these for a goddaughter- so cute!

    Pam @Threading My Way said...

    These are SO cute!!! Denim with yellow is such a great combination. I would love for you to share this (and any other hair accessories), at my ongoing linky for Hair Accessories...