Thursday, May 2, 2013

Clippie Case - Clippie Dips

Hello you lovely Inspiration Cafe readers Amy from Clippie Dips here! 
Today I'm going to show you how to sew a cute little case to keep all those little hair clips in. The idea for this came when I reached in my purse to pull out a hair clip for my daughter which was apparently stuck to something gooey. Now, for those of you who have small children, you understand that most days you're either going to find something weird or gross in your purse that was put there by the little humans!

Okay, here we go!

-fabric scraps
-fusible fleece
-scrap medium weight interfacing
-3" piece of velcro (hook and loop)
-jumbo ric rac
-sewing machine
-thread, scissors and iron
-rotary cutter and mat (optional)

Cut (1) 6 ½” x 8 ½” exterior fabric
Cut (1) 6 ½” x 8 ½” interior fabric
Cut (2) 6 ¼” x 8 ¼” fusible fleece (one for interior and exterior pieces)
Cut (2) 4” x 4” pieces of fabric which will be your flap
Cut (2) 3 ¾” x 3 ¾” pieces fusible fleece
Cut (1) 6 ½” x 8 ½” heavyweight interfacing
Cut (2) 7” ric rac

Iron fusible fleece on to the backside of both of your flap pieces (4” x 4” pieces). 
Place them right sides together and sew where indicated. 

Clip corners and then turn inside out. Press and then topstitch as shown in pic below.

Place one of your 3” pieces of Velcro about  ½” down from the top of the flap on the interior side. Sew in place and then set your flap aside.

Iron both pieces of fusible fleece onto the backside of your interior and exterior pieces just like you did for the flap. 

Place ric rac on each end of interior piece 2” in as shown below. Pin down in the middle to hold in place. Make sure to keep the pins out of the seam allowance.   

Now let’s make a sandwich. Place your interfacing down on your workspace. Then place your exterior case piece right side up. Then your flap piece with the Velcro facing up. 

And finally, lay your interior case piece right side down. Pin in place.

Mark a  3” opening on the side of your case.  Sew from one mark to the other backstitching at the beginning and end. 

Clip corners. Then reach in and pull out the pins you used to secure the ric rac. Pull the inside out through the opening. I’m not going to lie, this part sucked!

Push corners out, then straighten and iron….A LOT! :)

Once, it's flat and looks nice, sew all the way around 1/8” from the edge closing the opening as you go.

Fold your case in half, letting the flap come over the top. While still holding the flap down, lift it enough to place your other piece of velcro where it needs to go. Pin the velcro in place.

Now, turn it over and flip the ric rac over and pin it out of the way like in the picture below.

Turn it back over once again and sew the velcro in place. Then unpin and flatten the ric rac.


Let's see what it looks like all filled up, shall we?!

Enjoy your new clip case! :)


  1. Amy you're awesome! Your tutorials are great! How neat is this clip case?

  2. Amy this is so cute and clever! I don't have any small children, but I can think of a lot of uses for this case! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Amy, this is adorable! I love how stylish and neat it looks. You did a great job!

  4. Amy, this is so cute!! I could really use one for my own hair clips :) Well done tutorial! ~ Amy

  5. What a cute idea! I love the fabric you chose for it.

  6. ADORABLE! This is so fun and sweet, Amy! What a cute idea for clips! You do such great tutorials! Thank you for sharing such a fun project at the Cafe! I hope you have a wonderful weekend!