Monday, December 14, 2015

Last Minute Presents - Hair Bows

Aren't these adorable!  And once you've made one, you can whip them our really quickly using scraps.  I saw a tutorial for this on pinterest, but wanted to do one a little more in depth here on my blog.

You'll need:
- Some fabric scraps measuring 2.5" x 10"  or  5" x 5"  
- A hot glue gun
- Some metal hair clips
- A sewing machine, scissors, thread

Make yourself a little template out of paper - here's the dimensions of mine.

Lay out your scrap of fabric with right sides together, and trace your template on it.  

 Sew on the line that you drew.  Start and stop leaving about an inch open in the middle of the piece so you'll be able to turn it right sides out.  (I drew two dots to remind me not to sew through it).

Cut out your piece, leaving a 1/4" seam

Make a couple clips into the seam allowance around the curve (be sure not to clip your stitching).  This helps make the curve lay flat after you've turned it right sides out.

Turn it right sides out and press

Take a small line of hot glue, and place put it just to the left of the center of your piece.  While the glue it hot, clamp the hair clip on and let it cool.

Now tie a knot - this part if kind of finicky and you have to just play around with it till you get the knot how you like it.  It should cover the whole clip without having to fuss with adding ribbon.  I'd make a really loose knot and then pull each side in turn to make the bow as even as possible.

Here's a shot of the underside.

Ta da!

I'm going to try to make a few more of these to list in my shop - just in case you're too busy to make some yourself before Christmas.  But honestly, I can't quite promise for sure because - you know - life happens.

Merry Christmas!


  1. These are adorable and you make it look easy enough! Thanks for the tutorial and photos!

  2. So cute! Good idea putting the unfinished seam in the middle so you don't have to deal with it. I never would have thought of that.


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