New Tutorial: Felt Hair Clippies!

By Rhonda C.

I love to make felt hair clippies. They are so fun and easy (and rather addictive)!
Most instructions given for them (depending on where you buy the designs) usually
tell you to use felt for the backing. I used to do this until I discovered a much easier (and
economical) way–instead of using felt for the back use stabilizer! This is much easier on your machine as some felt can be quite thick and itís also a great way to use up scraps!

Hereís How:

1. Hoop tearaway stabilizer. Spray felt back with adhesive and put onto hooped stabilizer and stitch out design(s).

2. When design is done stitching (do NOT stitch last outline–this is the one that attaches the back to the front) remove hoop from machine. Cut two pieces of medium weight cutaway stabilizer that are big enough to cover your designs (leave a little room for trimming). Using a glue stick, apply glue to each piece of stabilizer and stick onto back of design.

3. Replace hoop and stitch back on.

4. When back is done, remove hoop and stabilizer. If doing more than one design, cut apart with scissors. This will make trimming the design easier.

5. Trim as close to design as possible. Be careful not to cut into your outline stitching!


7. And youíre done! All you need to do is glue your design onto covered snap clips or a bow!


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5 Responses to New Tutorial: Felt Hair Clippies!

  1. saskia says:

    thank you for the tip of using cut-away stabilizer on the back.
    I am planning to make some for my granddaughters.

  2. Lyn Keppler says:

    Rhonda that is exactly what I have been doing with my felties, makes them a lot cheaper and the felt goes a lot further. The only time I use felt front and back is on the clip holder itself.

  3. Rene' Maloon says:

    Thank you, those are very cute. Will make some for my little grand & great grand daughters.

  4. norma stone says:

    Thanks for the tutorial on the hair clips.

  5. Cherie says:

    What pattern did you use for the mauve clippie on pink polkadot ribbon?

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