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« on: December 23, 2003 03:23:56 PM »

hi everyone!  I've been going crazy making fabric and felt flowers for my baby sister...she's been wanting some since she saw one in my hair a while ago.  I usually attatch them to rubber bands and wrap them around a pony, but I want to put some on little clips for her.  I am hoping to use some of those little metal ones that open when you bend them one way and close when you bend them back...did that make sense? Huh

Anyways, I have seen other clips where things were attached with wire threaded through the object and wrapped around the clip.  How do you do that?  What kind of wire do I use?  and How do I thread it through the fabric?  It is wire so I don't think I would be able to use a needle.  

I need serious help.  I want to have these finished my Christmas...I know that it's late but I just decided to try clips.  If anyone could help ASAP, I would really appreciate it!

Thanks so much craftsters!!!  Happy Christmas!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2003 03:47:29 PM »

actually you can buy really thin wire.  you can find it the jewelry stuff in any craft section.  it will allow you to sew them onto the clips.  you can sew them on before you put the center onto your flower.  it sounds like you might have already made them, though???  you can still do it w/o it being too noticable.  just sew it on like its a button.  it's really hard for me to explain how to sew, so i hope this is enough info for you.  good luck!!
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« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2003 03:58:34 PM »

Thank you for your help!  I still have a few questions...

do I sew it with a needle?  And how thin is thin?  Is there a size I should look for?  How do I tie it off?  Do I do it just like I would if I was using thread or is there a special technique?

I put a pretty bead in the center of my flowers so I think I can just snip it off sew the flower onto the hair clip and then replace the thing.  Or maybe I can just attatch the lower layers of the flower so that the wire won't show.  

Thanks again!  
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« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2003 04:14:51 PM »

it's me again...do you think it would be okay if I just used thread?  Or would it just break right away?  I was thinking maybe I could hot gue the flower in place and then stitch it onto the clip, wrapping the string around the clip.

What do ya think?
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« Reply #4 on: December 23, 2003 05:21:12 PM »

if you are worried about the thread breakign you could try dental floss. just get some of the clear stuff and sew normally. its a lot stronger.
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« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2003 02:41:25 AM »

yup, dentql floss is the nectar of the gods. I have resewn every button on every pair of pantsmy fiance owns with dental floss and those puppies aren't going anywhere. It should hold up well for your purposes
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« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2003 09:53:44 AM »

you girls are so clever  Grin  I never would have thought to use dental floss!  What ever would I do without you!  

Thanks a bunch ladies!
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