Last month I went to a holiday boutique with some friends. We fell in love with the fabric hair clips we saw there. At $15 each, I thought it was a bit pricey, so I decided to make some of my own. Depending on the material you use, you could make each clip for as little as $1. I recommend buying just a quarter yard of each fabric (which doesn't cost more than a couple of dollars). For each quarter yard, I am able to create 2 hair clips. The most expensive part is actually the centers for the hair clips. You can use buttons, beads, silk flowers or whatever you like.
Here's an example of one I made.
* pen or marker
* fabric (quarter yard)
* felt (quarter yard)
* needle & thread or sewing machine
* buttons, beads or silk flowers
* E6000 craft glue
* hair clip (alligator clip)
1. To begin, I used a tea cup and a coffee cup to draw 2 circles on a piece of cardboard. I used the cardboard circles as my templates. I used the small circle template to cut my felt. The felt is used as the base for the hair clip, so you will only need 2 circles for each hair clip. With the large cardboard circle, I used the template to cut up 18 fabric circles (per hair clip).