"Tea pot is on, the cups are waiting, Favorite chairs anticipating,
No matter what I have to do, My friend there's always time for you"
As you can imagine, accompanying that love for styling her hair is a love for barrettes. I particularly love the Korker Bows at Gymborree. I have been trying my hand at those. More to come on that. However, for Valentine's Day, I thought I would give my daughter some felt barrettes. Given all the felt food I have been making, it seemed like a natural extension.
My first attempt didn't go quite as I wanted. The heart was upside down and the tutorial I tried didn't give me the result I wanted. So, I made up my own. I hope you enjoy!
NOTE: Please forgive the quality of these photos. I have now learned not to take pictures at night in my Honeybird (yellow) colored living room... particularly if what I am photographing is white and red. The colors end up... umm... well, they end up being "interesting."
- Felt in the colors you want (I used red and white. The white felt is a stiffer felt to provide more support)
- Embroidery Floss (I used red)
- Buttons (2)
- Cardstock and Pencil
- Template Design on cardstock, optional
- While other tutorials read recommended sewing around the barrette and then cutting it out, I discovered that I really preferred cutting the shape out first. So, begin by tracing out your barrette shape on a piece of cardstock. Then cut out the shape, leaving about an 1/8" to 1/4" gap around the barrette shape. The space should be around the size you would want your blanket-stitch to be.
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