Crochet Flower Hairclips

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Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby VanillaPickle » 15 May 2013, 20:54

What is the best way to attach the flowers to the clips?

I've got alligator clips. I'm not convinced a hot glue gun will do it.

If you've made some, what did you do?
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby blackberrycrimble » 15 May 2013, 20:58

I haven't done clips, but have done hair bands (both of the pony tail tying and Alice band types). Both times I've sewed on with the thread, but have been considering gluing.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby VanillaPickle » 15 May 2013, 21:03

I've just tried sewing one on but I wonder if the alligator clips are a bit sharp and with wear will cut the thread? Hhhmmmm more research needed.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby AB&M » 15 May 2013, 21:09

Instead of alligator clips get some snap clips - you can buy "blinds" that have holes in for seeing the flowers on. I have a few if you want to try it.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby fourweewonders » 16 May 2013, 05:23

i just bought loads of the clips bm discribes, they're really simple takes a dozen stitches and then they're really secure.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby blackberrycrimble » 31 May 2013, 07:26

B&M/4ww (or anyone else) where do you buy your clip blinds? Thanks.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby AB&M » 31 May 2013, 18:10

Where I get everything :wink: eBay!!
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby Sandytoes » 08 Jun 2013, 07:16

I have been known to sew things onto clips and then hot glue over the top to seal the stitches.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby VanillaPickle » 08 Jun 2013, 08:23

Sorry missed the replies - not sure how I managed that :?

B&M - thank you for the offer. I found some of those snap clips with holes and they have been very successful for one particular style of crochet bow I've done.

I found some replacement alligator clips that are not sharp and I've glued the bow on, and this particular bow design has yarn wrapped and tied around the middle so double bonus and super secure.

Will check later where I found them online, think it was a bead supplier.

Not tried to put flowers on yet as making millions of bows!! They look pretty good all together.

Is £3 per hairclip (and £2.50 for snapclips) overpriced?
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby blackberrycrimble » 08 Jun 2013, 09:16

I've just started selling some flower snap clips for £1.50 for small and £2 for large - that's the size of the flower, the clips are the same size. Depends how elaborate they are, I think!

I've just been hot gluing the flowers on to the clips, much quicker and so far seems to be holding. Might try sewing some, but sewing through the hole and around the outside edge seems cumbersome.
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Re: Crochet Flower Hairclips

Postby blackberrycrimble » 08 Jun 2013, 09:20

Ps thanks B&M I found clips on eBay! Never used eBay before...
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