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How to Make Lacy Hairpins

comments (3) May 14th, 2009     

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Try embellishing these lacy hairpins with beads or sequins.
If you are using small seed beads, use a beading needle to sew on your embellishments.
You can cut apart doilies, lace, or even an old crochet tablecloth to make your lace hairpins.
Try embellishing these lacy hairpins with beads or sequins.

Try embellishing these lacy hairpins with beads or sequins.

Photo: Kayte Terry

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
  • Scissors
  • 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.


You can cut apart doilies, lace, or even an old crochet tablecloth to make your lace hairpins.

 

2. Mix one part fabric stiffener with one part water. Brush fabric stiffener all over the lace motifs. Allow the lace to dry completely.

  If you are using small seed beads, use a beading needle to sew on your embellishments.

 

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Comments (3)

Jetmuis writes: lovely and such a smart idea of you, thank you for the great tute and sharing;-D
Posted: 5:22 am on March 27th
knittingirl writes: I like it! I am going to make some for my Church Boutique. Thank you for a great idea.
Posted: 1:31 am on March 26th
hairclippy writes: So pretty! This is such a fun project! I really enjoyed learning about making hair clips! This post has given me so many ideas. Thanks to this tutorial!
Posted: 10:09 pm on May 17th
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