Thursday, January 1, 2009
Inspired by Angry Chicken. I tried my best to sew them on my machine, but I could NOT sew on the lines very straight. So, I improvised and hand stitched some barrettes instead.
A- Felt (I love wool felt, but the craft felt works well to)!
B- Fabric pen
C- Embroidery or Craft Thread
F- Snap Barrettes (I found them for a good price at a beauty supply store)
Trace barrette twice onto your felt using your fabric pen.
On one of your traced felt barrettes, mark in-between the back snap as shown in picture (in red).
Cut out your barrettes about 1/8" from the trace lines.
Cut a slit from red dot to red dot.
Thread your needle and knot your thread on one end.
Sandwich the two felt barrette pieces together and bring thread up through the skinny end of the top felt piece (this will hide your knot).
Blanket-stitch up to the wide end of the felt sandwich and stop stitching.
Slide the metal barrette into the sandwich sliding the skinny snap through the slit in the back felt piece. See the pictures. Now snap the metal barrette shut.
Continue to blanket-stitch back to the starting point, enclosing the metal barrette as you go. Turn barrette over (as shown in picture), knot and cut your thread.
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