Elegant Soutache Hair Clip





In this Instructable, I teach you how to embroider Soutache Fibers to make a splendid crystal Hair Clip.

A very meticulous technique which consists in using trimmings to embellish precious or semi-precious materials to create fabulous jewels. It was once used to decorate military jackets.

I show you all the necessary equipment and where to buy it, even for a non-expert person. As well as the Soutache Fiber technique, seen step by step to make this Hair Clip.

Thanks to this technique, I discovered a real passion. That is to say, working the textile fibers in all their forms and adapting them to several supports to make magnificent jewels.

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Materials Used:

-Soutache纤维in nylon 3mm: 3 cords in nylon of different colors (golden, burgundy, coral) and 1 metallized cord (gold).https://amzn.to/3saPXu3

-Nylonto sew the fibers 0,10https://amzn.to/315WVnU

- 珍珠缝纫needles,NB 10/13。https://amzn.to/314Ym6j


- Goldsupport用于发夹https://amzn.to/31am54S

- 液体gluehttps://amzn.to/398E8Nc

- 多功能gluehttps://amzn.to/3lG6dR1

- 1 piece ofthick布或毛毡(棕色)https://amzn.to/3vJe4lw

- 1 flat mother-of-pearl to put in the center

- Small seedbeads(勃艮第)https://amzn.to/2QqLhSB

- 2 Domed beads (orange)https://amzn.to/397ncXr

- 4 Medium size faceted beads (yellow)https://amzn.to/3c8Pumf

- 4 Medium size rond beads (brown)https://amzn.to/3c7dlTr

- 2个刻面的水晶珠子形状的下降https://amzn.to/3r6tzsr.

Step 1: Preparation of Material


Step 2: The Central Bead - First Part

Put the nylon thread through the needle to sew 3 soutache cords together.


Secure the flat bead by passing the needle from one side of its hole to the other.


第3步:中央珠子 - 第二部分

Do the same at the bottom of the central bead.

Then unite the ropes from below with those from above.


Becarefull, mettalized饰带字符串是very brittle.

Step 4: Sew a Series of Small Seed Beads

Sew the seed beads up to half of the round bead, folding the soutache strings over themselves.

Step 5: Unification of Seed Beads


Step 6: Reproduce Symmetry

Repeat the same operation symmetrically at the bottom of the central bead. Then unify the soutache strings.

Step 7: The Finish Behind

Thread the faceted beads with the needle and form a flap at the back of the center piece.

Add a small drop of liquid glue to the place where you want to cut the soutache strings.

Join the 2 ends by laying them together for more resistance.

Step 8: Symmetry



Step 9: Embellish the Central Pearl

Add the round domed beads on each side.

Step 10: Sew the Beads in the Shape of a Dome.



Go from one side of the perforated bead to the other to secure it.

Then join the 2 ends. Add a round bead on each side and unite the soutache strings together behind the jewel.

Remember to apply liquid glue before cutting the soutache strings. Then sew them together.


Sew 3 soutache cords around the crystal drop, then unify them.

Place a small drop of glue very close to the junction and then cut when dry.

Step 12: Two Copies

Repeat this step a second time by making the same pieces.


I found the pieces previously made too thin compared to the central piece of the bar.




You can now arrange the different pieces in their place to understand how to attach them together.
Check that each piece is identical to the other for perfect symmetry.


Step 15: Assembly on the Central Piece

When these 2 symmetrical pieces are tied together, you can sew them on each side of the center piece of the hair clip.

Step 16: Fix the Felt




Place the glue previously used on the hair clip then fix it on the central piece made of soutache. Press hard for a few minutes.

Everything is now resistant and ready to use.

Step 18: The Grand Finale




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    Penolopy Bulnick

    2 months ago

    So beautiful and such thorough directions! I'm going to have to add this to my list of hobbies to try one of these days :D


    Reply 2 months ago

    你好 !!非常感谢你 !!!!