In this project, the camellia stencil’s design has been used to make this flower hair-pin with french barrette. This is a step by step tutorial with pictures.
This floral hair-pin is suitable for a toddler. Alternatively you can attach it to a headband for a baby and toddler. This flower hair-pin can be used as an embellishment on a skirt, dress/gown, home décor and much more. Have fun making yours.
- Camellia flower stencil by Plaid® Enterprise
- Sewing pins
- Copier paper
- Interfacing- heavy (Vilene 80/240)
- Fabric; flower (fabric 1), pink (fabric 2) 8 by 8 inches each
- French barrette blank : 4cm
- Beads- Acrylic bicone x 7
- Thread to co-ordinate fabrics
- Sewing machine with Zig-zag stitch
- Hand sewing needle
STEP 1: Trace the camellia’s stencil design on a copier paper. Trace each layer separately as shown below. Cut out each drawn flower.
STEP 2: Place fabric 2(pink fabric) on a cutting mat. Place the interfacing on the pink fabric(Fabric 2) and then place the floral/flower fabric (fabric 1) on top. Place the cut-out copier paper camellia on the fabric and pin to the fabrics.
STEP 3: Cut out the camellia pattern from the fabrics. Carefully remove the paper camellia(be careful so that your fabric don’t move and then alter the camellia design).
STEP 4: Set your sewing machine to Zig-zag stitch and use a satin stitch texture, sew the edges of the layered fabric camellia, together.
Repeat for other sizes of the Camellia
STEP 5: Layer each finished camellia together with the largest size at the bottom and the smallest size on top. Sew beads to the centre of the camellia with a hand-sewing needle and thread.
STEP 6: Sew barrette to the back of the flower.