Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Ribbon Barrette Tutorial

Several of you asked me for a tutorial about how to make the Ribbon Barrettes.  Ask and ye shall receive!

For each barrette, you will need two pieces of ribbon, approximately 1 yard each.  This will leave an 8-9 inch tail.  If your hair is longer than that, start with longer ribbon.

Step 1:  Layer the two pieces of ribbons and center them at the top (the side that opens) of the barrette.

Step 2: Keeping the ribbons together, weave the left side of the ribbon toward the right.  This is a bit tricky at the beginning, but will become easier as the ribbons get shorter. 

Step 3: Weave the right side toward the left, then the left side toward the right.  Pull tight each time, making sure there are no twists. 

Step 4:  Continue the weaving.  It will make a pattern that alternates colors.  Stop when you can no longer get any ribbon through the opening.

Step 5:  Tie a knot and trim the ribbons to length.  You can add beads at the ends of the ribbons if you like.  I prefer to leave mine plain.

Quick and easy!  Enjoy!


  1. Love it! Great tutorial Cindy - thanks for sharing how you made these!! :)

  2. Loveeeeeeee it! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Thanks for the reminder of how to make these. I think my niece may be getting some of these for her birthday. :)

  4. Very cool! Thank you so much for posting the tutorial. I was one of the ones that asked!!!