Friday, October 8, 2010
This is a hair barrette I recently made for my daughters. It was kind of a mother/daughter project. My mother is an expert crocheter. I have a chest full of table covers and bread spread and doilies that she made. I had commissioned her a while back to make me a ton of these flowers in various colors. I want to use them for different projects. This was one of the projects.
Here is what I did:
The base is a two inch strip of fabric, folded over and pressed. Run a gathering stitch across both raw edges, down the lengths of the fabric. Stitch to close in flower and keep it from unraveling.
Next sew a pearl bead into the center of the crocheted flower, then attached it onto the fabric base.
Finally secure a hair barrette base to the back of the flower.
Simple I know but if I don't write it down I will forget.