Initialed Felt Hair Clips Tutorial

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Giving my girls the initialed felt hair clips and some of the other patterns went well Christmas morning. Kaye loved having a hair clip with “K” on it just for her. The best thing about it was I made it in one sitting within minutes. I used scraps laying around in my craft closet. If you make something using this tutorial, please upload pictures of it in our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.

finished felt clips


  • hair clips
  • fleece or felt (I actually used fleece in this tutorial)
  • paper or cardstock
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • glue gun
  • embroidery floss
  • large eye needle

1. I reused some of my old hair clips that were functional, just worn. So I cleaned them first.

hair clips

2. Draw patters you want on paper or cardstock. Make sure the hair clip will fit in your pattern. For the circle, I found a vitamin cap that was large enough and traced it. I freehand the rest.

felt clips patterns

3. Get your felt or fleece. Fold it over so you can cut out 2 of the pattern at the same time.

tracing on felt

felt pieces

4. Take one of the felt/fleece, fold in half and measure the clip in the center. Cut 4 tiny slits. This will hold the clip in place. See step 7.

slits for clip

5. Take the top circle and embroider the initial.

initial on felt

6. Hand stitch around the circle to enclose the front and back pieces.

stitch on the back

7. Slip your clip into the slits previously cut in step 4.

felt clip back

8. Use glue gun to glue to clip to the felt/fleece where it touches. Remember don’t get glue in the center piece of the clip.

felt clip glue gun

felt clip front

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