Ribbon Hair Clips

You might have noticed that I love this embroidered ribbon (especially vintage).  So I decided to make some hair clips with my scraps.  Here are some quick and rather vague directions for how to make them. Sorry if this is confusing, but you all are so smart!


  • Hair Clip (like these pictured below)
  • Ribbon (6″ or less)
  • Thread

Step #1: Turn under one end of the ribbon and sew it down.  Clip off the excess.  Tuck it inside your hair clip to get the desired length.  Then fold it over and sew so that you have a pocket for your clip.

Step #2: Check to see how long your finished hair clip cover will be by wrapping it back around, keeping a small hem allowance in mind (approximately 1/4″).  Cut the ribbon, turn down the unfinished edge and sew it under. Then insert the hair clip into the ribbon pocket.

Step #3: Wrap the other end around the hair clip and sew in place down either side.  Note: If you are afraid to put the hair clip in your machine, you could probably just glue down this last bit with a hot glue gun.

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