With the end of some very fun school holidays it can be hard to find the motivation to go back to school. To help encourage my little one I created some new hair accessories for her made out of old school uniforms.
I bought a couple of old school uniforms from the second hand shop at school for $10. A good tip is to buy the biggest size available that way you’ll have more fabric to work with.
I have made two hairclips and two fabric flowers (one summer uniform and one winter) which I attached to a hair elastic for my daughter to wear.
The two fabric flowers are different patterns. The winter uniform one is from a book I have called Making Children’s Clothes by Emma Hardy. The summer uniform flower was made using a free pattern from another blog called Wise Craft. They have an easy to follow tutorial and templates you can download. Instead of a regular button in the middle I used a butterfly button.
Even her sister wanted to wear one. All my daughter’s school friends love them too so I think I’ll have to make a few as presents for her good friends to wear also.