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Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

A tutorial written by Rose Henderson on

Welcome to my FIRST Tutorial! Exciting! (for me, probably not so much for you but stick with me guys). Today’s tutorial is simple, quick and very addictive. The heart hair clip was "created" by my eldest son Jack in February 2010, when he wanted (me) to make a little gift for his girlfriend for Valentine’s Day.

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

All you need to make these are

  • 2 sheets of felt in matching / contrasting colours
  • 2 heart shapes (drawn freehand or traced, mine are two different sizes of cookie cutters drawn round onto card)  The larger heart is three inches, the smaller heart two inches.
  • Packet of hair clips (these were £1 for a pack of 12 in Primark)
  • Matching embroidery floss
  • Scissors
  • Pins
  • Needle

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

(Apologies for the state of my heart template — Noah took a bite out of it when he was around six months old and I just keep forgetting to replace it, I just flip it over when drawing round)

Ready? Right — first of all either trace round your largest heart twice and cut out, or pin it onto your fabric and cut round. Either way, you will need two of the large heart.

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Pop one heart to the side and take a hair clip. Place the hair clip onto the heart and put two dots where the hair clip ends as shown.

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Make a small cut between the two dots so you can slide the hair clip through the gap. It should now look like this on one side:

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

And this on the other:

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Set this to the side and take the sheet of felt you haven’t used yet, and cut a smaller heart from it. Take the piece of felt you haven’t put the hair clip on and pin the smaller heart to it like this:

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Taking the embroidery floss, use two strands and thread your needle. Use whatever stitch you are most comfortable using to secure the smaller heart to the larger heart (I’ve used a basic running stitch).

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Now take your other large heart and place the FRONT of the hair clip (bright pink part) behind the piece you have just sewn the smaller heart onto, then pin together.

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Take another two strands of embroidery floss and sew the two hearts together, again using whatever stitch you feel most comfortable with — for the outside edge I’ve used blanket stitch.

And that’s it — one pretty little hair clip!  Simple, effective and can be embellished with buttons or left as it is, and if you would prefer to wear as a Brooch then leave out the cutting and putting in the hair clip step and simply sew on a brooch back.

Heart Hair Clip Tutorial

Thank you for taking the time to read (and hopefully) follow this Tutorial.

The Red and Rosy giveaway! (Closed)

A note written by Rose Henderson on

So, how do you fancy winning this?

The Red and Rosy giveaway! (Closed)

A Felt Box Frame of your choice. It can be an entirely new design, or something similar to what I have previously made. This is worth up to £45 not including the postage costs, and all I want you to do to enter is share this Blog post on your Facebook Page.

To do this all you have to do is go to my Facebook page (please Like it if you haven’t already) and on my Wall will be this Blog post — please Click share (next to Comment) and you are entered!  I am able to see who shared it, and will enter you into the Giveaway.

PLUS

If you are inclined to comment here, on my Blog, after you have shared then I’ll enter you into another draw to win a Star, Heart or Circle Name Banner of you choice. It doesn’t need to be much, even a hi will do 😊

The giveaway closes on Friday at 8.00pm and winners will be announced shortly after. Good luck, and please Share!

Welcome to my NEW Website!

A note written by Rose Henderson on

It’s finally here — my brand new website!

For those of you who are new, hi (big wave). My name is Rose and for the past two years I have been working from home, making gifts from felt, fabric, buttons and ribbons. I have three boys, Jack (7), Toby (4) & Noah (2). My eldest boy is the artistic genius (!) from Jack Draws Anything and has raised over £30,000 for the Sick Kids Friends Foundation, a charity whose services we frequently use due to our youngest son Noah having Bronchiolitis. Our middle son Toby also frequently attends due to being the most accident prone little boy we have ever met!  Jack also has a book published of his work, making him Hodder’s youngest ever Author aged 6.

You should read Why I Sew for a little bit of background from way back in 2010.

My Blog isn’t just about the items I make, it’s also about the little things that go on in life. Last year I fell off the face of the planet due to Jack’s fundraising but now things are getting back to normal at Team Hendo and I can finally concentrate on what I love doing — sewing, stitching, creating and buying ribbon!

Thank you for stopping by, please feel free to send me a message.

Tooth Pillows

A note written by Rose Henderson on
A selection of the Tooth People I make — individual images coming soon
A selection of the Tooth People I make — individual images coming soon
The back of the Tooth People I make — complete with a pocket on the back to pop a tooth / coin in. Individual images coming soon.
The back of the Tooth People I make — complete with a pocket on the back to pop a tooth / coin in. Individual images coming soon.

Name Banners

A note written by Rose Henderson on
LEGO Name Banner. NEW! Star Name Banner with a LEGO head either side. All designed and drawn out by my son Jack (aged 7!) For February only — £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. (after February this will be priced at £16 for up to four letters and £2 for each additional letter). Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
LEGO Name Banner. NEW! Star Name Banner with a LEGO head either side. All designed and drawn out by my son Jack (aged 7!) For February only — £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. (after February this will be priced at £16 for up to four letters and £2 for each additional letter). Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Blue, Red & White. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £16 due to the additional star at either end. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Blue, Red & White. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £16 due to the additional star at either end. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Black, White & Football Fabric. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £16 due to the additional star at either end. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Black, White & Football Fabric. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £16 due to the additional star at either end. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Large letters Name Banner — with a small butterfly hanging. £12 for up to four letters. £2 for each additional letter. Each of the letters are 4½ inches tall — the length of the banner will depend on the letters used (as some letters are wider than others) and the number of letters required. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Large letters Name Banner — with a small butterfly hanging. £12 for up to four letters. £2 for each additional letter. Each of the letters are 4½ inches tall — the length of the banner will depend on the letters used (as some letters are wider than others) and the number of letters required. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Rainbow Colours. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £16. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Rainbow Colours. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £16. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Blues. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £14. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Blues. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £14. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Pinks. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £12. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Pinks. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £12. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Pinks / Purple. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £14. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Butterfly Name Banner- in pink, lilac and white. £16 for up to three letters (this includes the butterfly’s at either end, so the two butterfly’s plus three letters). £2 for each additional letter. This one is priced at £22. Each of the letters are 4½ inches tall — the length of the banner will depend on the letters used (as some letters are wider than others) and the number of letters required. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Butterfly Name Banner- in pink, lilac and white. £16 for up to three letters (this includes the butterfly’s at either end, so the two butterfly’s plus three letters). £2 for each additional letter. This one is priced at £22. Each of the letters are 4½ inches tall — the length of the banner will depend on the letters used (as some letters are wider than others) and the number of letters required. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Star Name Banner in Pinks / Purple. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £14. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Heart Name Banner in Purple £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £12. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours, Pink is the most popular colour with this item.
Heart Name Banner in Purple £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £12. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours, Pink is the most popular colour with this item.
Ben 10 Omnitrix Name Banner. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £12. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Ben 10 Omnitrix Name Banner. £12 for up to four letters, each additional letter is £2. This one is priced at £12. Each shape is 3½ inches tall and usually the same width. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Summer Name Banner. These can be made in a variety or styles and colours, each of the individual letters are 4½ inches tall, and the length of the banner depends on the number of letters used and the types of letters – some letters are wider than others. These are priced at £16 for up to three letters. Each additional letter added after that will be £2.50 each due to the level of detail required. These can be done in any combination of colours.
Summer Name Banner. These can be made in a variety or styles and colours, each of the individual letters are 4½ inches tall, and the length of the banner depends on the number of letters used and the types of letters – some letters are wider than others. These are priced at £16 for up to three letters. Each additional letter added after that will be £2.50 each due to the level of detail required. These can be done in any combination of colours.