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DIY VELVET BARRETTE

Apr 10, 2019
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Hair accessories are having a moment in 2019 and there is no slowing down, we absolutely love it.I first noticed this on the runway during fashion week in 2018 but now there seems to be a full explosion of hair accessories . Instagram is loaded with different variations from hairclips, headbands, scrunchies to scarves. we love the childhood memories they bring back to us.

If you are yet to cop any of these accessories , don’t sweat it as we have a tutorial that would show you how to make your own velvet Barrette

THE VELVET BARRETTE

What you Need:

velvet trim (2 yards)

flat faux pearl

adhesive

needle and thread

plain hair clip

METHOD

Cut two different lengths of your velvelt ribbon, mine was 8inches and 10 inches respectively. join both ends together using your adhesive and you would have two loops.

Stack the two pieces on too of each other with the smaller one on top and you would have something like this.

Cut out a new strip of the velvet ribbon and attach a faux pearl in the middle using thread and needle.

next step is to wrap the first two ribbons with the pearl embellished one and you would have something like this.

Cut out two equal strips of the velvet ribbon  and attach to the back using your adhesive. trim off the edges slantly and burn off to avoid fraying.

Attach your faux pearl  round the entire ribbon.it is advisable to mark with chalk before attaching the pearl.

Attach the velvet barrette to a hair clip using the E-600 adhesive.

 

Voila! Your DIY barrette is ready.

What are your thoughts?? would you try this out?

DIY!FABRIC SHOE BAG

 

DIY fabric shoe bag

DIY FABRIC SHOE BAG

Whenever I have to pack for travel for a trip, finding a way to pack my shoes always poses a problem, so I always fall back on the good old cellophane bags.

I recently went on one of such trips with a friend and when she was unpacking, I noticed she brought out her shoes from a fancy fabric bag.

I really loved it, so I thought to get one for myself (the DIY way) of course.

After making mine, I have to say that it was really easy to make and it was a good use of leftover fabric. It is also very functional, it can be washed, it can take more than one shoe and it would make for a nice party favor or souvenir.

 

What you need

1.       Fabric.

2.       Measuring tape.

3.       Sewing machine.

4.       Scissors.

5.       Matching thread.

6.       Rope or bias tape.

 

STEP ONE

Cut out two rectangles of equal dimension 13cm by 16cm.

DIY SHOE BAG

STEP TWO

Lay the two rectangles on top each other with the right side of the material facing each other inwardly.

STEP THREE

With your sewing machine, sew together all the three sides of the rectangle leaving the top most side.

DIY SHOE BAG

STEP FOUR

Fold the top hem of the two sides of the bag, sew along until it forms a tube. Turn the bag inside out and iron out all the edges.

DIY SHOE BAG

 

STEP FIVE

Cut out your rope or bias tape approximately 30cm, attach the rope to a pen or a pencil and push one end of the rope through the tube on one side and move it through the other side and tie. You should be able to pull the rope to close your bag.

DIY SHOE BAG

When you are done  you would have something like this.

 

DIY SHOE BAG

I really enjoyed making this shoe bag and would definitely be making more as gifts for my friends.

DIY SHOE BAG

How cool is this bag, and how do you pack your shoes when you travel?

 

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