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This Instructable defines the making a animal leather flexi-8 because that styling her hair, inspired by Lilla Rose. When provided with a hair stick (or pencil), this kind of hair accessory deserve to hold a many hair, yet won"t tug unevenly like regular elastics can. It uses a small strip that material, and also you"re welcome to instead of leather for recycled bike tube rubber or other sturdy material of her choice. The size of the flexi-8 is identified by the length of the rope/leather tube.

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I learned leather functioning from neurosoup.org" free leather class (beginner and also intermediate), and you have the right to too! The an approach used below is specifically informed by the ring Handles ar of Mikaela"s thorough tutorials.

You will certainly need:

Small size of noodle or poly ropeScissorsPliers (optional)

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Use a ruler and rotary cutter (or utility knife) to cut a strip or animal leather slightly broader than the circumference of her rope.

The length of your strip will identify the dimension of your figure eight, which affects exactly how much hair it have the right to hold. I provided a strip around 10 inches long for a flexi-8 that is as necessary sized come hold every one of my long, good hair. Do it longer if you"ve acquired long special hair, and smaller lengths will create hair accessories perfect for half-updos, etc.

Scratch stitching currently a brief distance from each long edge utilizing an awl and ruler.


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Use a stitching chisel to produce evenly spaced holes along each stitching line. If you don"t have downstairs next-door neighbors to worry about, use a mallet to thwack the chisels. Mine quiet different was to use an flexible tool handle to host the chisel and press down really hard with both hands.


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Apply a piece of double sided tape follow me the facility of the flesh side of the leather. Press it under firmly before peeling off the document backing. Stick her rope to the tape and wrap the animal leather up approximately it. The tape step is optional, but it"s handy because that keeping every little thing in place while you sew. Fold her roll right into a figure eight come preview the final look.


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Thread a leather needle v thick waxed object (about 4x much longer than your tube), and also begin stitching from the within going out. Pull the subject through, leave a quick tail within the tube. Stitch about the seam and also into the same hole again, then continue whip stitching all along the tube. Use a thimble or pliers to assist move the needle if the stitching i do not care difficult.


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When you get to the end of the tube, use the staying thread come stitch the ends to the middle, anchoring the figure eight shape. Wrap the junction in animal leather cord, and also use a tiny glue come secure (optional based on your tie-off). Enable to dry prior to wearing.

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Find a hair stick (or pencil because that now) and shot out a few new updos! show me your in the comment below and also let me know how you"re styling through it. For more fun animal leather projects, don"t miss out on Mikaela"s starting person leatherworking class and intermediate leather class.