Le Challenge : Toffee Hair Barette

Le Challenge 

This month's Le Challenge is Toffee. I have to confess that I really couldn't get motivated on this one - my mind is on my upcoming summer holiday and school (my youngest finishes Primary School this week). But, at the last moment {I am talking the 12th July!!) I had an idea to make a hair barette.

I picked up a packet of barette blanks at my local craft store a month or so back for very little money, but I hadn't done anything with them. 

Here is how I made it:

What you need

A piece of thick felt which will cover the barette
Some lace or trim
PVA glue

How to assemble
  1. Cut a neat felt rectangle to cover the length of the barette.
  2. Cut two pieces of trim the same length.
  3. Pin them to the felt so that the straight edges are in the middle.
  4. Sew straight down the middle lengthways with a zigzag stitch.
  5. Sew on some beads, buttons or other ornamentation.
  6. Thickly spread some PVA glue on the wrong side of the felt and press the barette to it. You will need to hold it together for a minute or so.
  7. Leave to dry before using.

Reverse side: You can just see the zigzag stitch
Do follow the link at the top of the page to join in with next month's challenge, and to see everyone's interpretation of Toffee.
Mrs Jones x


  1. So stylish, yet cute at the same time. Love it! Thanks for the tute too. :)

  2. Great idea! It is so cute! Thanks for sharing the tutorial on le challenge!

  3. Perfect for little gift.

    1. This would be a great stocking filler or even party bag filler for girls.

  4. really pretty. Thanks for sharing the tute :-)

  5. This is a cute tutorial. I think I need to make a few for back to school

  6. I think your toffee barrette is beautifully delicious! Or is that deliciously beautiful? Both!


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