In our past tutorials, I have shown you how to make fabric yo-yos and how to make buttons. This week we are going to combine them to make some pretty DIY hair accessories. You will be surprised how quickly you can complete this free sewing project. DIY hair accessories are perfect for using up your favorite scrap fabrics and most can be made in under 10 minutes.
DIY Hair Accessories
Here are 10 Diy hair accessories suitable for beginners.
First, start by making your yo-yos and covered buttons. Here are the links to the tutorials.
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For buttons, you can use any type but covered buttons are particularly nice in contrasting fabrics. They are fast and easy to make with a kit. Read how to make covered buttons.
Stitch your covered button in the center of the yo-yo.
Attach it to your clip or hairband. If you are using one of these spring clips or bobby pins, make sure you just sew it to the top of the clip.
How long did that take you? Not long I bet. And what a great way to use up your scraps. Make lots to match your favorite outfits.
Lined Aligator Clips
Alligator clips when lined with ribbon, look attractive and are a simple project. If you line just the top, then the clip will still grab the hair well without sliding out.
You can use a lined alligator clip as a base to glue bows and flowers for really professional looking DIY hair accessories.
READ ARTICLE – How to Line Alligator Clips (Includes Video)
Oversized Hair Bow
This oversized bow is made from cheap craft felt and looks great in contrasting colors. It is best attached to a hairband or larger clip and is a trendy statement piece.
My free tutorial includes a printable pattern.
READ ARTICLE – Felt Bow Template
Fabric Flower Hair Clips
Fabric flowers can be glued to lined alligator clips. These pretty flowers are made with circles of fabric and are ideal for getting down your scrap bin.
Top the hair clip off with a crystal or fancy button. You could also use covered buttons for the center.
READ ARTICLE – DIY Fabric Flowers (Includes Video)
DIY Hair Ties
This is one of my most popular hair accessory tutorials. These cute little hair bows can be tied around any elastic. The tutorial includes a printable pattern for the bow. I think they look nice with contrasting fabrics on the front and back for a pop of color. Small prints work the best.
READ ARTICLE – DIY Hair Ties (Includes Video)
Everyone loves a scrunchie. As well as being a trendy DIY hair accessory, scrunchies protect your hair from splitting as there is no exposed elastic to snag.
Scrunchies are made from a rectangle of fabric and this tutorial will show you 2 different sizes. You can adjust the measurements to fit the thickness of your hair.
READ ARTICLE – How to Make a Scrunchie (Includes Video)
Double ribbon bows can be attached to lined alligator clips or even headbands. Best of all they are so cheap to make you’ll wonder why you ever bought them. If you have a cheaper ribbon that frays, then read how to stop ribbon from fraying.
READ ARTICLE – How to Make Ribbon Bows (Includes Video)
Fabric bows are great for sewers with lots of long scraps. If you don’t have a sewing machine, you could even hand sew the edges with a backstitch.
READ ARTICLE – How to Make Fabric Bows (Includes Video)
More Fabric Flowers
Here is another fabric flower that you can attach to a lined alligator clip. This one has pointed petals and can be combined with the rounded petal flowers.
READ ARTICLE – Cloth Flower Making
Felt Bows (Smaller)
I’ve already shown you my oversized felt bows, well here is a smaller version you can attach to medium-sized clips. There are 3 layers so these are ideal for layering colors and textures. These can even be made from leather or vinyl
READ ARTICLE – DIY Felt Bow (Includes Video)