Thursday, May 30, 2013

DIY Hair Bow or Bow Tie Tutorial




Hey there! While doing some shopping at the local fabric store the other day I came across this adorable popsicle fabric and I had to have it! So I thought how could I not make a cute little bow with it since we are celebrating All Things Popsicle Week?These bows are so incredibly easy to make and what's great about them is they can be used either as a bow tie for a little boy or a hair bow for a little girl! In my case I will be doing both!

Here's what you'll need:


1. I used a piece of fabric cut into an 8 x 6 rectangle for the bow tie and 6 x 4 for the bow. You can experiment to see which size works best for you. Then fold in the pieces of fabric as seen in the first image below.
2. Then fold the other ends in so they meet again. (The scissors are just holding them down so I could snap the picture)
3. After it has been folded go ahead and turn it over and pinch down the center of the bow. 
4. Then sew the middle with a needle and thread a couple of times through all of the layers.


5. After the bow is secured you'll want to cut a small piece of fabric to use as the loop for the bow. Again, see what size works best for you by testing it around the bow.
6. Once you have the apprpriate size go ahead and sew it shut in a circular form. Make sure there is enough room to pull the bow through. It isn't pictured, but you will want to flatten out one side of the bow and pull it through the ring. 
7. Next stick you hair clip or bowtie clip in and you can use a little fabric glue to keep it in place. 
8. All done! 


Wasn't that easy? I am in love! You will definitely be seeing my kiddos in some cute little hair bows and bow ties. 

4 comments:

  1. This is so cute and looks easy too. Too bad my little girl is 22. Guess I'll have to wait for grandkids!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It is super cute! I think they are suitable for any age ;) Thanks for visiting !!

      Delete
  2. Your bow is very cute! What type of material did you use, so it wasn't floppy?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's just regular fabric from the fabric store :) thank you!

      Delete