Wool Felt Birdie Hair Clip {tutorial}

birdie hair clip tutorial

There are so many cute hair accessories for girls, and Lucy loves putting each and every one in her hair. Some days I think she’s actually put every clip, headband and bow in her hair that she owns! Since she loves them so much, I thought it’d be fun to make some little birdie hair clips for her for spring. 

These felt bird hair clips are really easy to make. I used wool felt because I love the feel and quality of it, but you could just use regular felt from your local craft store too. (I buy my wool felt from Felt on the Fly).

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Materials:

  • hair clip
  • felt
  • embroidery thread
  • embroidery needle
  • scissors

Directions:

  1. The first thing you need to do is make your bird shape. You want it to be slightly bigger than your hair clip since the hair clip will actually fit inside the sewn bird. I practiced drawing some on bird shapes paper. When I found one I liked, I cut it out and traced it onto the felt. You’ll need to trace two (one for both the top and bottom.)
  2. Next we’ll be adding details to just the top piece of felt. Cut out a little felt heart for the wing. Sew it in place.
  3. Sew a little eye for your bird with black thread.

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 4. Now let’s prepare the bottom of the bird. You’re going to cut a little slit in the bottom piece of felt for the hair clip to slip through. (See photos below).

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front

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back

5. Time for the final step~ We’re going to line up all the pieces and sew them together. Place the bottom piece of felt (with the hair clip through the slit and snapped closed) on the bottom and the top bird piece on top. Slip a little felt beak between the two pieces on the side. You’ll have to hold it in place as you sew.

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IMG_97136. Sew all three pieces together. Start at the beak so you can be sure it’s secured and won’t fall out as you’re sewing the rest of your clip.

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IMG_97167. Wear it and enjoy!

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Birdie clips ready to become party favors

Birdie clips ready to become party favors

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bird clips

four bird clips

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Comments

  1. Chelsey – Those are ADORABLE! Makes me wish for a girl. I have a new niece coming in July! Can’t wait to make some for her! Thanks for the directions!

    • Thanks, Melissa! They really were so easy to do~ was even able to work on them while interacting with the kids at the same time. (That says a lot~ you know how loud and active kids can be!) Loving your blog btw!

  2. Found this through WW. Those are adorable. Might have to make some for my nieces.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Sheila

  3. SUPER CUTE! I would love you to come join my Pin Me Linky Party that starts Friday morning at 8am CST. I allow up to 3 links each week!

  4. These are darling, and I LOVE the colors!

  5. Those are darling. My two girls will enjoy making them. – Thanks Julie

  6. Very cute – thanks for sharing!

  7. So cute! I love the colors too!

  8. Those birds are so cute! My son would probably have fun playing with them as “Happy Birds” (Angry Birds who have gotten their eggs back and taught the pigs to share!).

  9. Adorable!!!

    Thanks so much for linking up to the Hearts for Home Blog Hop! Blessings!!

  10. What a fabulous project! This would make great Easter gifts for the girls and nanny as well as my 4-year-old niece! Thank you so much for sharing!

  11. How sweet! With their bright and fun colors, they are so cute for spring!

  12. These are so sweet!
    :)

  13. You have been featured on Gingerly Made! Thanks for linking up.
    http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/03/show-tell-features.html

  14. I can’t wait to make some of these for Molly– maybe for Easter?

    Thank you for visiting Waldorf Wednesday. Hope to see you back this week!
    http://ourseasonsofjoy.com/waldorf-wednesday-link-up/waldorf-wednesday-25/

  15. ADORABLE!!!
    Pity my girls are all grown up!
    Thanks for sharing this on Tutorial Thursdays :)
    Your post is my pick of the week and I will be featuring it tomorrow on my blog, and your image will also be pinned and added to my Facebook Page Album of the same name.
    Please do come by to grab your button.
    I would love it it you would visit again this week :)
    x
    Natalie
    http://www.marigoldsloft.blogspot.com

  16. My gosh, these are PRECIOUS!!!! Just LOVE the things you are doing over here at Buggy & Buddy! So many fun ideas! Thanks for sharing again over at Sun Scholars. I am featuring you AGAIN over at this week’s For the Kids Friday link party. Yippee!!! Thanks for such a cute project!!

  17. What a wonderful tutorial!! I am definitely going to be making some of these. Thank you for sharing at Sharing Saturday!!

  18. Those are just precious! I’m thinking that my girls could even try stitching those as a fun project … I pinned it! Thanks so much for linking up at Project Inspire{d}!

  19. I just pinned this so I can make some! My daughter is only 18 months old and her hair is too baby fine to keep a clip in but when she gets a little bigger these will be so much fun to make!

  20. These hairclips are adorable! Thanks for showing me how to secure the clips inside the birds- that’s exactly what I needed to know! I better get to work before my littlest starts pre-k in September :)
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  21. Adorable! Can you tell me how you finish the running stitch off? Do you knot it in the back?

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