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Thursday, March 18, 2010

Jersey Knit Rose Hairpin Tutorial

I love doing these because they are so easy! I've used them alot... on T's and on this clutch:

Here's how to do them.

I cut my fabric in a 1 inch wide and 12 inch long strip. Pull the strip so that it rolls up into itself... I used jersey for this rose, but you could use regular T shirt material as long as it stretches!!

Now, hold one end, and stretching it as you go, wrap  it fairly tight around your pointer and index fingers.

Tuck the end into the middle and place thumb on it to hold.

Take your needle with matching thread and start anchoring by doing invisible stictches wherever needed to hold it.

Keep going, secure the center, and for the last stitch, add your embellishment. I used a little pearl, but you could use any beads or buttons, etc...sorry I forgot a pic of that! Tie off the bottom securely. If you are gonna mount them on a hair clip like I did for this tutorial, then I recommend cutting a little cirle of felt and hot gluing it the bottom of your rose.

I put a thin bead of hot glue to the top of my big bobby pin and pressed my rose onto it.. I added two to each one of mine... and that's it!! Pretty:)


  1. Those are really cute, and you make them look so easy to do! Come stop by my Favorite Things Friday Party if you would like to join in!

  2. Thanks i'd love to!!! LOve your blog, how did you find mine?

  3. These are so pretty! I am making lots of flower hairpins fact my post tomorrow is about using t-shirts in in flowers as well.

    Someday Crafts is hosting a linky party this week for t-shirt crafts if you want to check that out.

  4. Yeah!! I was happy to see that, I posted my toddler basic Baseball style tee over there!! I love that blog, she's featured me twice!!! I'd love to come check your blog out tomorrow :)

  5. Thanks for linking to Favorite Things Friday!

  6. Hey they look such fun to make! Thanks for sharing!

  7. These look so easy, and so useful for all my old shirts, or even the kids since they get all the fun patterns! I'm making some flowers right now but they're for something spring-y and with felt. No tutorial yet, just the teaser!