How to Make Lacy Hairpinscomments (3) May 14th, 2009
I love to wear textile accessories, but sometimes fabric needs a little help to make it more durable for daily wear. As you can probably tell by now, fabric stiffener is one of my favorite supplies in my crafty arsenal. It dries completely clear, but it makes fabric more, well, stiff, making it perfect for fabric accessories and jewelry.
These hairpins would be so pretty in a bride's hair, but they would also make nice gifts for a bridal party or even a fun project for a crafty bridal shower.
What you'll need:
- Small piece of lace with motifs that can be cut out
- Waxed paper or aluminum foil
- Fabric stiffener
- Small brush
- Needle and thread
- Beads and/or sequins
- Bobby pins
1. Cut out your motifs from pieces of lace. Place a piece of waxed paper or aluminum foil on a flat surface, and lay out your lace motifs on top of the paper or foil.
2. Mix one part fabric stiffener with one part water. Brush fabric stiffener all over the lace motifs. Allow the lace to dry completely.