fabric covered hair clips tutorial

Written by Vivian of Vivileen and Suz+Viv.

I’m excited to introduce Vivian as a new DIY contributor! Vivian specializes in awesome photoshoots and fun girly crafts. She also has an adorable baby bump growing! You can follow her personal blog and her fashion blog that she writes with her twin sister. Also catch her on twitter and instagram.

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Hello! I’m Vivian and I’m excited to be a new contributor to See Kate Sew! I blog about my life and family at vivileen.blogspot.com.  My husband and I are expecting a baby boy in February and could not be more excited.  I love fashion, and my twin sister and I also have a fashion blog together. You can find us at suzandviv.blogspot.com.

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Today I’ll be sharing a fabric covered hair clips tutorial.  I’ve seen a lot of cute hair clips floating around Pinterest, and tried (unsuccessfully) to make glitter covered clips in the past.  After my glitter hair clip attempt I thought it would be easier, and hopefully look nicer, to cover clips in fabric instead. I love the way they turned out.  I think they would make a great small Christmas gift, or dress up your holiday outfits.

-clasp barrettes
-fabric scraps
-hot glue gun
-quilting batting scrap (for clips made with thin fabric)

DIY fabric covered hair clips

*If using thick fabric (like pleather or velvet) skip to Step 3

Step 1: Cut a scrap of quilting batting about a half inch larger than the hair clip on all sides and hot glue the top of the clip onto the batting.

DIY fabric covered hair clips

Step 2: Trim batting so it meets up with the edges of the clip top.

DIY fabric covered hair clips

Step 3:  Place fabric right side down and hair clip on top of the fabric, clip side up.

DIY fabric covered hair clips

Step 4: Cut fabric about half an inch bigger than the clip on all sides.

DIY fabric covered hair clips

Step 5: Hot glue along one long side of the clip and press the fabric around the clip onto the glue.

DIY fabric covered hair clips

Step 6: Make sure the fabric is pulled tight and hot glue the second long side of the clip.  Trim excess fabric if there is any.

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Step 7: Glue the corners down to make the fabric on the ends into a triangle, fold the ends over and glue and you’re done!

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  1. Ashley says

    Cute tutorial! This makes me want to wear hair clips!

  2. says

    These are delightful! I’m not a huge fan of hair clips, but if they look like this, I can definitely get behind them!


  1. [...] Here’s an easy DIY to use up some of your smaller fabric scraps.  Use them to make covered barrettes!  Vivian from Vivian Eileen shares a tutorial at See Kate Sew with a tutorial showing how to do it.  They’re quick and easy to make.  They’re totally giftable, especially if you make up a set of three and attach them to a rectangle of cardstock for cute presentation.  Go to See Kate Sew for the tute. [...]