- 7/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- 3/8″ grosgrain ribbon
- alligator clip or barrette (30-40mm hair clip, I used a 40mm French clip in this example, but I’ve also used 30-40mm flat rectangular top toothed alligator clips as well.)
- needle and thread
- hot glue
- (2) 6″ pieces of 7/8″ grosgrain, for pinwheel
- (1) 4″ piece of 3/8″ grosgrain, for center wrap
These pinwheels are made with 2 pieces of stitched ribbon using 7/8″ grosgrain, mounted on a 40mm French clip, wrapped with 3/8″ matching grosgrain at the center and measure 2 1/2″ in width at completion.
Fold the 7/8″ ribbons in half and mark the center. Then, 1 ribbon at a time, fold the ribbon like you are going to make a tuxedo bow tie and using the needle and thread, make 2 stitches down the center. Repeat on the 2nd ribbon. Wrap and cinch together neatly. Glue clip on and wrap center.
I’ve made these in every color of 7/8″ ribbon I have, which is about 25 colors. They are such a popular and cute clip and so easy to make. They are much quicker to make and cheaper if you mount them on an alligator clip than a french barrette clip, however, nothing stays in my daughter’s hair unless it is on a french clip. I sell these for $2 at the craft fairs and they go quickly.