Make a Punch Needle Barrette and Rock Your Next Updo

We can't get enough of this design by Arounna Khounnoraj — it's cute, trendy and easy to knock out in a weekend. Plus, it's a great way to use all those yarn scraps you have lying around. Let's get punching!

Punch Needle Barrette

Level: Intermediate

Tools and Materials

  • Piece of linen stretched over an embroidery hoop
  • Download the barrette templates , sized to about ½ inch larger than the blank metal hair clips you will be using
  • Carbon paper
  • Light source
  • Soft lead pencil
  • Large size Ultra-Punch Needle tool
  • 4-5 skeins embroidery floss or 4-ply/fingering weight for each brooch. Or substitute another yarn suitable for use with your tool in 4 or 5 different colors (for other sizes of punch needle, use the appropriate weight yarn)
  • Scissors
  • Hot glue gun or Goop adhesive
  • Sewing needle and matching thread
  • Craft felt for backing
  • Blank metal hair clip or barrette, 9-10 centimeters wide
  • Bulldog clip or clothes peg


Download the PDF instructions below, and check out our class, Punch Needle Basics , if you need a little extra help.

Excerpted with permission from Punch Needle: Master the Art of Punch Needling Accessories for You and Your Home by Arounna Khounnoraj, published by Quadrille May 2019, RRP $19.99 Paperback.

August 15, 2019
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