How to Line an Alligator Clip
This might seem obvious, but here is my method. The clip is 1 3/4" and I bought a box of 100 at Sally's for about $6.
I dislike alligator clips that are completely covered in ribbon. These, I have found, are very difficult to actually clip into the hair. That I why I leave the bottom metal exposed. Also, lining you alligator clips makes them easier to attach to bows and has a more finished look. I've used grosgrain and satin ribbons. I don't think it matters. Actually, I use the least expensive ribbon that I have that matches.