These butterfly hair clips are made out of rectangular pieces of fabric, folded into little butterflies. It's origami with fabric! This makes them quick and easy to make.

I got the idea from this website, with lots of pretty pictures of the end result and just a few of the origami process. From their pictures I sort of got how it's made, and then I added some stitches in the folding process to make life easier. In this instructable, I'll show you how to make them yourself.

To make these butterfly hair clips, you'll need
  • Fabric scraps in two colors. It's best to use some thin cotton fabric (non-stretch in any case!)
  • Thread
  • Hair clips

Step 1: The rectangle

The first step is to make a rectangle out of the two fabrics. The butterfly can be any size you want. I made two sizes (see images in the introduction):
  • small: rectangles of 6 x 9 cm (that's 2.36 x 3.54 inch)
  • large: rectangles of 8 x 12 cm (that's 3.14 x 4.72 inch)
Cut two rectangles, one of each fabric, in the desired size.

Next, sew the two rectangles together:
  • Make sure the right sides of the fabric (the sides you'll want showing on the outside) are facing each other.
  • Stitch along three of the four edges.
  • Cut off the corners of the seams (see second image).
  • Turn inside out.
  • Fold the unfinished fourth edge in so no seams will show.
  • Stitch along all four edges to obtain a nicely finished rectangle (see third image).

<p>Added some catnip inside to make kitty toys ...can't have enough kitty toys.</p>
Finally made it!! Took me for hours(I'm rly slow at sewing) but it was totally worth it!!!
OMG i used to make these out of paper i forgot that they're so cute for hairclips though great idea :)
<p>Thanks for the nice tutorial!</p>
Thank you so much. This was heaps of fun
<p>That is so cute! I can't wait to get started. I know many little (?) girls that will love these. Thank you so much for sharing!</p>
<p>These are lovely! Thank you for sharing.</p>
These look very cute
<p>So cute! Favorited!</p>

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