How to make a nylon chiffon hair clip

Nylon chiffon is one of the most versatile fabrics. Although it is lightweight, it can be the most durable fabric you can play with. Here, we will try to make a ruffle hair clip using a nylon chiffon fabric.

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Make a nylon chiffon hair clip

We need to prepare the following for the ruffled hair clip made with nylon chiffon.

  • Alligator clip
  • Ruler
  • 1/8-yard chiffon
  • Scissors
  • Sewing machine
  • Hot-glue gun


  1. Scale the length of the clip. Cut a 3-inch-wide, 2-inch-wide and 1-inch-wide strip of chiffon, three times the length of the clip. The extra length will be used for gathering to make the ruffle.
  2. Lengthen the stitch and loosen the tension of your sewing machine. This is to prepare for sewing a basting stitch. Additionally, it will enable you to move the fabric along the seam.Stack all three strips of chiffon from widest to narrowest. Sew a basting stitch lengthwise down the center of the stack of chiffon strips, leaving tails on each end of the seam at least 6 inches long. The long tails give you enough thread to tie knots and to hold while you gather the fabric.
  3. After this, knot the threads at one end of the basting stitch seam. While you push the chiffon up the seam  toward the knotted end to create a ruffle, hold the threads at the other end of the seam. Keep pushing the fabric up the seam until the chiffon ruffle is the same length as the alligator clip. Knot the thread at the other end of the seam to hold the chiffon gathers. Trim the thread at both ends close to the knots.
  4. With your ruffle nylon chiffon clip done, place it on the top of an alligator clip using a  hot glue. Dry the glue and cool for five minutes.
  5. Wear and enjoy!

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