I recently picked up some gorgeous liberty fabric remnants from our local fabric store and today their pretty designs inspired one of my quick-fix creative projects. All three of these floral hair clips were made in less than half an hour and were very simple to create. As usual, I made up my own pattern - a basic petal-shaped cardboard template , which I traced around 5 times for each flower with the fabric doubled over, right sides together. I machine stitched around the outside of each petal leaving the bottom part open and turned them the right way round. A rough running stitch gathered the petals and I finished off with a button to hide all the stitches. Once complete, I stitched the flowers securely onto hair clips, but they would also look cute on safety pins or broaches to embellish a plain cardigan or jacket.
One of these days I will have to dig out my patterns and find the time to actually sew a pretty dress for my daughter (girl's clothes are always more fun to make) or maybe even something for me!